Birchwater Education

Introduction

Our Mission Statement

Birchwater Education is an Institute of Education specialising in language and business studies programmes.

We strive to take our students desire to learn and transform it into opportunities for their future progression.

We endeavor to help our students become adaptable both personally and in the work environment by being equipped with the knowledge, skills and capabilities to reach their full potential and be successful professionals.

As educators we aim to cater for the multiple intelligences through varied instructional strategies, innovative techniques and to enhance student learning through technological methods.

As employers we value our staff and encourage their creativity and ideas and rely on them to make our vision possible.

As a service we value effective engagement with enterprise, the community, civil society and the state.

Our Vision

Birchwater Education aspires to be nationally and internationally recognised as an institute with a global outlook, an innovative, creative and adaptive community of educators with dynamic and exciting student-centered delivery that leads to a reputation for educational excellence. Through doing so we aim to improve the life opportunities of our students both on a national and global scale.

Core Values

  • Integrity through honesty, civility and fairness. We place a high value on being ethical in all practices. Faculty members strive to impress this value upon their students.
  • Student Centered: We are committed to education, inquiry and service in order to meet students changing needs. We foster lifelong learning, civic and social responsibility, leadership and career growth
  • Excellence through a rigorous, high quality education to all students. Excellence demanded in teaching and delivery of services.
  • Adaptability: Preparing students for a global, technologically changing world requires faculty and staff members to be adaptive and responsive in developing and delivering programs and services. Birchwater places a high value on the leadership shown by its faculty and staff
  • A collegial environment with contemporary, functional and pleasing facilities, a safe college and responsible fiscal management
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

Certificate

Professional Business Course: Financial Management

Campus Part time 10 weeks January 2019 Ireland Limerick

The Financial management course looks at the importance of financial statements, capital markets and sources of finance and how it applies to the management of a company. [+]

Course Overview

The Financial management course looks at the importance of financial statements, capital markets and sources of finance and how it applies to the management of a company. To provide finance students with a body of knowledge which will increase their employment opportunities, prepare them for careers in the field of finance, provide them with a qualification which will enable them to progress to positions in finance within a company.

The Construction of Financial Statements

Company accounts Cash-flow statements

Using Accounting Information

Accounting ratios Accounting standards

Management Accounting

Marginal costing Budgeting Capital investment appraisal ... [-]

Courses

Evening English Classes

Campus Part time 10 weeks January 2019 Ireland Limerick

If our Flexi English is not suitable for your requirements, you can join our stand-alone evening English classes. [+]

Overview

If our Flexi English is not suitable for your requirements, you can join our stand-alone evening English classes. Classes are scheduled on different days during the week so make sure to check out our schedule below. Classe times are from 6.30pm to 8.30 pm and run for 10 wks. During the programme, our teachers will carry out a free placement test and needs analysis to check your level. Our Native English speaking staff will monitor your progress every step of the way to make sure you reach your goals.

Classes include:

Cambridge First Certificate IELTS exam preparation Business English and writing classes General English Native English Speaking Staff

Our staff is all qualified native English speakers with experience teaching students of all ages and backgrounds.... [-]


Professional Business Course: Business Management & Administration

Campus Part time 10 weeks January 2019 Ireland Limerick

Business administration incorporates many types of management positions from major corporations to independent businesses, every operation needs skilled administrators in order to succeed. The aim is to provide prospective managers and administrators with a body of knowledge to increase employment opportunities, prepare for management roles and allow students to practice all the necessary skills for management administration roles. [+]

Course Overview

Business administration incorporates many types of management positions from major corporations to independent businesses, every operation needs skilled administrators in order to succeed. The aim is to provide prospective managers and administrators with a body of knowledge to increase employment opportunities, prepare for management roles and allow students to practice all the necessary skills for management administration roles.

Upon successful completion you will have obtained a highly valuable single subject diploma. This certificate combined with other awards can lead towards University entry to first or second year. Holders of this fully accredited qualification greatly increase their chances of employment and promotion within a related sector.... [-]


Professional Business Course: Customer Service

Campus Part time 10 weeks January 2019 Ireland Limerick

Enhance your skills and employment prospects by completing our 4wk customer service course. Upon successful completion, you will have obtained a highly valuable single subject diploma. [+]

Course Overview

One of the most important aspects of any business is customer service. To ensure repeat customers a business needs staff with the necessary skills, knowledge, and ability to provide to deliver excellent customer service. This course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge, skills, and competencies of providing excellent customer service in every department of a business. This will enhance the prospects of gaining employment in any industry.

Upon successful completion, you will have obtained a highly valuable single subject diploma. This certificate combined with other awards can lead towards University entry to first or second year. Holders of this fully accredited qualification greatly increase their chances of employment and promotion within a related sector.... [-]


Professional Business Course: Hospitality Management

Campus Part time 10 weeks January 2019 Ireland Limerick

This course Focuses on the different facets of the hospitality industry including Travel and tourism, Leisure industry, fast food, restaurants and brewing. [+]

Course Overview

This course Focuses on the different facets of the hospitality industry including Travel and tourism, Leisure industry, fast food, restaurants, and brewing.

The Hospitality Industry – Travel and Tourism Profile of the Accommodation and Leisure Industry Hotel Management – Dimensions and Structure Aspects of Management Accommodation Operations Legislation Restaurant and Fast – Food Industry Contract Catering Industry Brewing Industry Trends

This course provides students with the knowledge skills and techniques required for the efficient management of hotel and catering operations.

Entry Requirements Applicants must have Leaving Certificate, LCA or equivalent. Holders of a QQI Level 4 Award are also eligible to apply. Mature learners (over 23) may be exempt from the above academic requirements. In addition, applicants will have to undertake an interview Funding available for social welfare recipients [-]

Professional Business Course: Human Resources

Campus Part time 10 weeks January 2019 Ireland Limerick

Human resource management looks at the development of people within an organisation, recruitment selection induction, rewarding, appraisal, training for now and development for the future. Participants will understand and apply human resource theory in the working environment as well as understand the importance of human resource development to the success of a business. [+]

Course Overview

Human resource management looks at the development of people within an organization, recruitment selection induction, rewarding, appraisal, training for now and development for the future. Participants will understand and apply human resource theory in the working environment as well as understand the importance of human resource development to the success of a business.

Enhance your skills and employment prospects by completing our 4wk Human Resource programme. Upon successful completion, you will have obtained a highly valuable single subject diploma. This certificate combined with other awards can lead towards University entry to first or second year. Holders of this fully accredited qualification greatly increase their chances of employment and promotion within a related sector.... [-]


Professional Business Course: Marketing Management

Campus Part time 10 weeks January 2019 Ireland Limerick

Marketing management analyses and researches various aspects of consumer behavior including targets markets, advertising, and promotional strategies. Students will learn to identify consumer needs and trends through understanding consumer behavior including pricing and pricing strategies. [+]

Course Overview

Marketing management analyses and researches various aspects of consumer behavior including targets markets, advertising, and promotional strategies. Students will learn to identify consumer needs and trends through understanding consumer behavior including pricing and pricing strategies.

Upon successful completion, you will have obtained a highly valuable single subject diploma. This certificate combined with other awards can lead towards University entry to first or second year. Holders of this fully accredited qualification greatly increase their chances of employment and promotion within a related sector.

Marketing Management

The critical role of marketing in organizations and society Laying the groundwork for strategic planning Managing the marketing process and marketing planning ... [-]

Study English and Work in Ireland

Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Ireland Limerick

Study and Work in Ireland (6 + 2) General English Programme. Students study the Trinity Integrated Skills in English course which is designed to build a real life, transferable English skills required for academic purposes and employability. Work up to 20 hours per week and 40 hours during holiday periods. [+]

Course Overview

Course Structure: 25 Weeks English and 8 weeks holidays

Trinity Integrated Skills in English is designed to build a real life, transferable English skills required for academic purposes and employability. The essence of the ISE programme is to have the ability to interact in an authentic and meaningful way. The course achieves this through integrated reading and writing tasks and integrated speaking and listening tasks with a strong focus on real language performance. The ISE assesses the communicative skills needed to succeed in the 21st century.

The benefits of this course include:

Builds real-life communication skills - language skill with a real-life context Contemporary - Content and language integrated learning activities Flexible - Take exam modules when you are ready Perform at your best - Choose your own discussion topic for the listening and speaking exam. Diagnostic report - shows how you performed and where you can develop your skills in the future. Very useful for identifying which skills need to be developed and practiced to improve ... [-]

Summer courses

Junior English Language Summer School 2019

Campus Full time 6 weeks June 2019 Ireland Limerick

The international junior summer school is ideal of students from the age of 12-17. It is an exciting mix of English language learning, sports activities, cultural and educational trips in Limerick City, Ireland. It aims to improve the overall confidence and motivation students have to communicate in English. [+]

Course Info

The international junior summer school offers the perfect mix of English language learning, sports activities, cultural and educational trips. It's a great chance to learn about a new culture, enjoy the fresh Atlantic air, practice and improve English language skills and make new friends. Our staff does their best to make every moment enjoyable and fun while ensuring our students are safe at all times. Build your English Speaking confidence through our wonderful activities programme and increase your motivation to learn.

Classes

At Birchwater Education we have developed a blended learning environment to provide the highest quality teaching & learning. Our cheerful young staff is motivating and fun. Learning is personalized to meet each student's requirements. Our modern teaching approach develops all English Langauge skills with a focus on listening and speaking skills ensuring the students use and apply the English they learn.... [-]


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Contact

Address Riverstone Clock Tower, Hartstonge Gate, Henry St, Limerick City
Limerick, County Limerick, Ireland