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For the fifth year running we would like to invite everyone to Scratch Day Ireland ( in the Institute of Technology Tallaght in south Dublin.
This is a free event, tickets available from:
We will have:
- Scratch 2.0 demonstrations
- Program Scratch using Kinect controller!
- Program Scratch using Leap controller!
- Program Scratch using your Android Tablet!
- Lots more
Everyone is welcome, including primary & secondary students, teachers & parents and other members of the public.
Note: Finals of annual Scratch Ireland Programming...

Welcome to our new Course Booking system!  This will allow users far greater flexibility in choosing their CPD in a way that is efficient and easy to use.
To see all our courses and to access the enrolment option please create a user account.
One consequence of a new system is that all users must register before enrolling.  If you already had a user account on our system, we regret that this is no longer operational.  Current bookings will still be on record.

Go to New User registration Screen

Free introductory lecture on Wednesday, 12th December, at 7.30 pm. Course commences on 23rd January. Venue: Blackrock Education Centre

This programme aims to equip learners with the knowledge, skill and competence to effectively build, maintain and repair relationships, and to manage and resolve situations of conflict in personal, social and work life, using restorative approaches. To book a place on this course please contact Sandra Campbell by Friday 30th November 2012

Introductory Workshop on Tuesday 27th November, 4.00 pm

The Something Fishy project is an annual collaboration between Education Centres nationally and Inland Fisheries Ireland.

FETAC Quality Assurance Parchment presentation was made to Blackrock Education Centre, represented by Seamus Cannon, Director, by the Minister for Lifelong Learning, Mr Sean Haughey T.D. on Monday, 14th February 2011 in Clontarf Castle. 

Quality Assurance agreed by FETAC Council

Newly qualified post primary teachers will have an opportunity to meet with their peers and participate in a structured induction programme starting later in October. Please keep an eye out for details of the schedule which will be posted shortly

The Professional Development Service for Teachers or PDST is the name given to the newly created CPD service for teachers, combining teachers from primary and secondary schools in a single integrated support team working regionally under the national Director Paddy Keays.