From Thursday 1st October 10 Nights 7:30 - 9:30 unless otherwise stated.
Course No. 20
Creative Writing This class is an introduction to the concepts and practices involved in short form fiction and non-fiction. Each class has a different structural or thematic topic, readings are disseminated weekly and participants are encouraged to produce a work of their own which will be reviewed and edited by the tutor. The program is structured to accommodate those with some experience and people with nothing except an interest in the subject and the willingness to apply themselves. Fee: €120.00 Length of Course: 10 nights 7.30-9.30pm
Course No. 21
Irish Academy of Public Relations (www.irishacademy.com) at OBCS Event Management Diploma Are you a good organiser? Do you enjoy planning? Do you pay attention to the little details that make all the difference? Are you always on the lookout for new ideas? Do you fancy yourself as a wedding planner? If so, you should consider the Diploma in Event Management. Fee:€235.00 Length of Course: 10 week course and 1 Saturday. Fee includes tuition, IAP registration & examination fee. (Repeat or missed exam extra).
Course No. 22
Film Studies This course is aimed at film enthusiasts who want to learn the basics of film studies specifically looking at camera work, editing, and sound. The course will also focus on content, style and history of film with reference to specific films. Film is a cultural industry, and this course aims to give a basic insight into industry needs and demands, as well as creating entertaining and thought -provoking discussions for those interested in the creative arts. Fee: €120.00 Length of Course: 10 nights 7.30-9.30pm.
Course No. 23 Flower Arranging Flower arranging with emphasis on modern designs. Fee: €125.00 Course materials extra. Length of Course: 10 nights 7.30-9.30pm
Course No. 24
Guitar - Beginners This course will cover a number of basic chords, rudiments and songs, tuning the guitar and changing strings. Fee: €105.00 Length of Course: N.B. 10 nights 7.30-8.30pm
Course No. 25
Happy Healthy Children How to build immunity, wellbeing and confidence in your children with homeopathy and other natural supports.
This course is designed for anyone interested in learning natural ways of building health in their children. We cover 18 basic homeopathic remedies, gut health, common remedies from the garden, herbs & medicinal foods. We look at treating everyday ailments such as injuries, teething, coughs, colds, flus etc. This course also explores emotional resilience in children, building parenting skills for support with challenging behaviour, bullying, anxiety, grief & fears. We also cover self-care for parents, looking at ways to build emotional strength and keep ourselves healthy. It is particularly suitable for parents of the under 12’s and parents to be. Fee: €120.00 Length of Course: 10 nights 7.30-9.30pm
Microsoft Office Suite for Beginners (Word, Excel, Powerpoint & Publisher) Fee: €125.00 Length of Course: 10 nights 7.30-9.30pm
Course No. 28
Mindfulness Explore various mindfulness/mediation techniques alongside Chi-Gung breath and movement exercises. Learn to relax & be present ‘in the moment’ connecting to the stillness deep within. Develop clarity and focus, enabling you to deal with everyday stresses more effectively, while living a richer fuller life. Fee: €120.00 Length of Course: 10 nights 7.30-9.30pm
Course No. 29 Pilates - Beginners/Improvers Through exercise, actively learn to improve posture and strengthen the spine & ease back pain. Fee: €105.00 Length of Course: 10 nights 7.30-8.30pm
Course No. 30
Irish Academy of Public Relations (www.irishacademy.com) at OBCS Public Relations & Publicity Skills (Cert.) This course is taught in 9 modules. Public relations, Writing press releases, Photography, Newsletters & Magazines, Sponsorship, Exhibitions and Conferences, Organising Functions and P.R. Fee includes tuition, IAPR registration & examination fee. (Repeat or missed exam extra). Fee: €220.00 Length of Course:10 weeks. 10 nights 7.30-9.30pm
Course No. 31
Restorative Practice As a Way of Life This engaging and interactive programme provides you with an overview of what restorative practice is, it’s approach to harm, injury and difficult relationships. It provides skill building opportunities to engage with people in a different way. Fee: €120.00 Length of Course: 10 nights 7.30-9.30pm
Course No. 32
Sign Language Level 2 Level 2 from the Sign Language Association of Ireland. Fee: €255.00 Exam Fee Extra. Length of Course: N.B. 15 week course 7.30-9.30pm.
Course No. 33 Self Defence for Men and Women Learn self-defence without getting hurt in the process! Learn accuracy and timing as opposed to relying on speed and strength. Class taught very gently and slowly. Lots of fun! Class suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Fee: €120.00 Length of Course: 10 nights 7.30-9.30pm
Course No. 34
Trace your Family Tree Introduction to tracing your family tree. Course will cover Births, Deaths, Marriages, Census Returns, Wills and Parish Records, etc. Fee: €120.00 Length of Course: 10 nights 7.30-9.30pm
Course No. 35
Up-Cycle Furniture Do you have some old furniture that you would like to jazz up? Learn the art of furniture up-cycle and create unique and personalised art. Cost will never be an issue again! Fee: €125.00 Length of Course: 10 nights 7.30-9.30pm
Course No. 36 Woodwork Develop an understanding of basic hand & small machinery tools. Learn to design & make your own project for home, office or garden. Fee: €140.00 Length of Course: 10 nights 7.30-9.30pm
Thursday Short Courses
Course No. 37
Basket Weaving (Using Newspapers) Learn traditional basket weaving methods using newspapers in a fun & relaxed environment. (Course materials extra) N.B. 5 Week Course Fee: €70.00 Length of Course: 5 nights 7.30-9.30pm
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