After recent events, there is an outcry and the behaviour of staff has been damned. But will the service and systems these service users found themselves in be heavily scrutinised and changed or, over time, will the status quo prevail? What is it about human service systems that seems to… read more →
The highlight of any College year is the day when a College gets to confer the awards for the students that have stayed the course, survived the modules and passed the assessments. This event is no different for the Open Training College. The day is always joyous, full of opportunities… read more →
Congratulations to all the recent graduates of the Open Training College who attended the Conferring of Awards ceremony on Saturday, November 15th at the Concert Hall, RDS Dublin. Almost one hundred graduates achieved third level awards in the areas of Social Care and Management in the disability and wider nonprofit… read more →
Calling all newly promoted and/or experienced job coaches and employment facilitators who are looking for an accredited qualification specifically devoted to Supported Employment. Course starts with an intensive hands-on workshop on February 2nd & 3rd, 2015 in Dublin and is followed up by a second workshop on February 9th & 10th in… read more →
The Open Training College requests your vote during this valuable public awareness video campaign for Irish charities. Entertaining videos can be viewed and voted on HERE. The College appreciates all your support!
Congratulations to all OTC graduands of Social Care and Management courses who will be receiving their parchments at the upcoming Conferring of Awards ceremony taking place at the RDS Concert Hall, Dublin on 15/11/14.
Fifty three ‘teaching heroes’ (two from the OTC!) from higher education institutions throughout Ireland were presented with their Awards on Sept 30th. Alacoque McAuley Savage and Raymond Watson were named Teaching Heroes 2014. This new award system explores students’ own perspectives on what great teaching means to them. 53 teachers… read more →
From 1 November 2013, all residential and respite centres providing services to children and adults with disabilities became subject to inspection by HIQA, who check compliance with the regulations and the national standards. Since early 2014, HIQA has begun undertaking inspections of designated centres and these centres may be inspected… read more →
The Open Training College is delighted to announce that the College is now a preferred training provider of the Professional Managers Award on behalf of the Institute for Managers of Community and Voluntary Organisations. The Institute for Managers of Community and Voluntary Organisations in Ireland Ltd. (IMCV) is a national… read more →
Another successful and joyful day on Saturday. More than 100 students were awarded certificates, and degrees for all their hard work. Social Care Student of the Year: Michelle Coe. Management Student of the Year: Aoife Moran. And the first recipient of The Gerry Clarke Award: Hannah Devine. Congrats to all!… read more →