Some Health & Safety news

NEBOSH have just issued results for the most recent Diploma exams held in January. Our students once again exceeded NEBOSH overall pass rates – 55% across all exams for SQT compared to 46% for all centres. NEBOSH exams are very challenging so sincere congratulations to all.

The next NEBOSH exams are as follows:
NEBOSH Certificate exams Wednesday 8th June. (Same date as Leaving and Junior Cert begins!)
NEBOSH Diploma exams Tuesday 5th/Wednesday 6th/Thursday 7th July.

Our five day Occupational Health & Safety Management System Lead Auditor course has just received IRCA Certification. Congratulations to Shane and all involved.


Frameworks of Qualifications

People are familiar with the National Framework of Qualifications. The National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) is a system of ten levels and is used to describe the Irish qualifications system.

The ‘fan diagram’ helps to illustrate the levels on the NFQ and each level is based on nationally agreed standards of knowledge, skill and competence i.e. what an individual is expected to know, understand and be able to do following successful completion of a process of learning.

More information on the NFQ is available here.

Here in SQT we deliver many courses from levels 5 to 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications.

As of March 2011, four countries (Ireland, Malta, UK and France) have referenced their national framework to the European Qualifications Framework (EQF). The European Qualifications Framework (EQF) acts as a translation device to make national qualifications more readable across Europe, promoting workers’ and learners’ mobility between countries and facilitating their lifelong learning. More information on the EFQ is available here.

But how does our Irish National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) link to the European Qualifications Framework (EFQ)?

The following table shows how the levels on the framework. Source Page 97 of Referencing of the Irish National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) to the European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning (EQF).


I expect we will be hearing a lot more on the EFQ in the years to come.

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Job opportunity

Because we deliver App School, the training course for developing iPhone and iPad Apps, Brightwater, (see contact details below), contacted us to see if we knew of a talented, experienced Apple iOS Application Developer for one of their client’s teams.

In these difficult times, we are always happy to post about a possible opportunity for one of our readers.

The person will have the opportunity to work with leading edge technologies, have a direct impact on the company and enjoy increasing responsibility, promotion and financial rewards based on their efforts and achievements.

The job:
– To design, develop, modify and implement mobile applications using iOS
– To formulate innovative technical solutions to business problems
– To work closely with clients, suppliers, partners and co-workers to specify optimal solutions
– To propose enhancements to the existing platform.

For more information, please contact:
Claire McGonigle
Recruitment Consultant – IT Division
Brightwater Group
36 Merrion Square
Dublin 2
01 662 1000

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