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    25/02/2022 0 Comments
    Manual Handling Instructor - Blended Learning

    Do you want to be a manual handling instructor? Do you want to be able to train your employees? 


    Aim: The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to effectively design and deliver manual handling instruction in the workplace.


    Instructing Manual Handling, QQI Level 6 is delivered online via Blended Learning and we can also deliver this course virtually over 4 days for group bookings.


    Our online course can be completed in 90 days at a special price of  €450. We enroll students on this coursee every Monday & Thursday.  


    Follow the link below to book! 



    Contact or call 0599721416 for further information.

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  • 20/01/2022 0 Comments
    Jobs in Healthcare You May Not Know About

    Since the pandemic, we as a country have seen more than ever how important healthcare workers are to the very fabric of our society. Whether they’re helping us in hospitals or visiting homes to lend a hand to new mothers, older community members, or disabled community members, healthcare workers help countless people live happier, healthier, and easier lives.

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  • 21/08/2021 0 Comments
    Ewelina Loves Our Moodle Based Platform for Blended Learning

    As you see I finished my online part, and must say that this platform is just fantastic! Well done to everyone involved into creating it. No difficulties at all. I was flying through and I did not waste the time for flipping the pages. All resources just beautiful and easy to open ;). The platform is amazing . (Ewelina Turek - doing SNA 6)

    Also to add from a tutor point of view the platform is amazing - I love the new assignment submissions process - so easy to use and excellently built - well done Donna a great job making it much easily for us tutors and students

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  • 04/08/2021 0 Comments
    High Praise indeed

    Our company has used Barrow Training & Consulting in both a Training and Consulting capacity.

    We would highly recommend them to other businesses seeking training solutions for their staff or consultation in preparing for ISO 9001 Certification.

    They were very helpful in arranging the training required around our needs and their consultation helped us a great deal in preparing for ISO 9001 Certification.

    Maria Murphy Quality Manager Millview Furniture Ltd.

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  • 04/08/2021 0 Comments
    Danesfort Childcare Facility are currently recruiting for the following positions:

    Danesfort Childcare Facility are currently recruiting for the following positions:


    • Full time Early Years Practitioner
    • Part-time Early Years Practitioner
    •  Cleaner


    The successful Early Years candidate must have the following:

    •  Minimum QQI level 6 in Early Childhood Education and Care
    •  Two years’ experience
    •  Knowledge of Aistear and Siolta
    •  Ability to work as part of a team
    •  Excellent communication skills.

    Closing date for application is Wednesday 11 August 2021.


    Please email cover letter and C.V to Monique Fitzpatrick, Manager, at

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  • 12/05/2021 0 Comments
    Current Employment Opportunities

    Required: Social Care Workers & Special Needs Assistants                                                                                                                  
    Support 4U                                                                                                                   
    Unit 1, Crookstown Business Park, Ballitore, Co. Kildare


    Open to:  any person with the relevant Qualification as listed below and at least 3 months working experience
    Degree/Subject (s) Required:  Minimum Degree in Social Care or working towards
                                                           OR Minimum FL5 Special Needs Qualification

    To start: Immediate (Following successful Garda Vetting and recruitment process, which can take a few weeks)

    Nature of Employment: Permanent Part-time Positions

    Job Description

    Social Care Workers & Special Needs Assistants required in Co. Kildare – Naas, Maynooth and other locations.  Also North & South Dublin locations & Co Carlow.   

    Support 4 U are currently recruiting Part Time Social care workers and Special Needs Support Workers to join our team.  Mainly afternoon and Saturday shifts in the client’s home.   Hours vary from client to client and flexibility around college attendance.  Casual Dress code and a Company Wellness Programme. 

    The company

    Support 4U are homecare providers. We provide this support/respite in the client’s own home. We support children & adults living with Autism, Asperger’s, Mental Health issues & those who present with challenging behaviour.   We work with the HSE on referral requests and with Private clients. 

    The following criteria are required for this position:

    ·         Degree in Social Care or working towards OR Minimum FETAC L5 Special Needs Qualification.

    ·         Full clean driver’s license.

    ·         People Moving & Manual handling OR Manual Handling

    ·         Children’s First

    ·         Must have good written and spoken English.

    ·         Some experience in the area of Social Care or Special Needs, preferred.

    ·         Flexibility regarding availability, with agreed set days from you.

    Closing date: “Ongoing Vacancies all year round”

    Application procedure: Email Cover Letter and C.V. to:

    Enquiries to: Aine -  HR -  087 7147235


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  • 29/03/2021 0 Comments
    Words of Encouragement

    Thank you Noreen for such lovely words

    "The course was very easy to follow, Selena responded very fast to my queries and I will recommend your services to people. I was glad that Selena sent me email, and gave me reminder of how I was progressing , this gave me the incentive to get my act together and finish on time."

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  • 07/03/2021 0 Comments

    Always nice to get a compliment.   Thank you  to all our wonderful learners that take the time to review the training.

    "I have found doing this course online a really good experience.  The tutor was always available to answer any queries and I found the delivery of the course excellent as the tutor broke down every task in a manageable way.    I cannot fault the experience in any way." 

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  • 25/02/2021 0 Comments

    Some lovey comments received from two of our recent participants.

    Really enjoyed the course . It was my first time doing the online training and it was easier than I thought it would be.  Excellent tutor 

    Selena Osborne was very helpful and explained everything.

    Theresa Coffey

    I thought the course was very good it gave me a great insight into the policies, practices and procedures in ECCE settings.   I learned a lot about the rights of the child.

    Martina Egan

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  • 27/10/2020 0 Comments
    ​Information on Funding Options

    Technical Employment Support Grant (TESG)

    If you are in receipt of any of the following payments from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP), you may qualify for a Technical Employment Support Grant of up to €1,000:

    • Jobseeker’s Allowance
    • Jobseeker’s Benefit
    • Disability Allowance
    • Illness Benefit (minimum 6 months)

    Funding is assessed on a case-by-case basis and is at the discretion of the local DEASP Case Officer.
    To check your eligibility and obtain an application form, book an appointment with a Case Officer in your local Intreo Centre.

    More information is available on the government website:

    Current Employers

    Many Barrow Training learners have approached their current workplace to ask for assistance in funding a programme, which in return could lead to productivity or staff development benefits for the company.

    Many workplaces already have training funds and policies in place for their staff.

    Skillnet Ireland

    Skillnet Ireland receives funding from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills. Skillnet Networks work with businesses and organisations in specific sectors, developing bespoke solutions to meet existing and emerging skills needs within those sectors.

    Barrow Training courses may be eligible for funding of up to 25% from a Skillnet.

    More information is available on the Skillnet website:

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  • Funding, Training, Courses, Online, Blended learning, Skillnets, DSP, Intreo
    18/09/2020 0 Comments
    Funding for Training Courses

    Did you know you may be eligible for funding for some of our training courses?   


    For people who are currently unemployed wishing to partake in Barrow Training's courses you may qualify for Department of Social Welfare funding.

    Funding is assessed on a case by case basis and is at the discretion of your local Social
    Welfare Case Officer (Job Facilitator).

    To check your eligibility you need to book an appointment with a Local Case officer (Job
    Facilitator) through the Intreo Office in which you are using at present.

    1. When you receive an appointment date with your Case Officer, he/she will go through your application and make sure that the course in which you are applying for is adding to your personal progression plan and ultimately will help in gaining full-time employment.
    2. If the application for funding is successful you will receive a TESG funding form which Barrow Training will complete and then return it to your Local Social Welfare Office.
    3. You will then receive a confirmation letter from Intero which confirms your funding and which can be given to Barrow when you book your course.


    Your course may be eligible from funding of up to 25% from a Skillnet. Please contact
    Barrow for further details. (

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  • 24/07/2020 0 Comments
    Job Vacancy: ​Quality Assurance Lead

    Job Vacancy: Quality Assurance Lead

    An Opportunity has arisen to join a Carlow based manufacturing company as a Quality Assurance Lead.

    Reporting to the Managing Director, the role involves developing and implementing a Quality Management System (ISO 9001 (2015) standard) in the company.

    The successful applicant will be results driven, a team player and have experience in project management.

    Experience in ISO is desirable but not essential.

    This 1 year contract does offer progression opportunities for the right person.

    Please send CV and letter of application to by 11am Tuesday 4th August 2020.

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  • 14/07/2020 0 Comments
    QQI Certificates for June are almost with us

    We are pleased to advise all our learners that Certificates for modules which were submitted to QQI in June, will be with us by July 20th.

    These certs will be processed and posted as soon as they arrive, so should be with everyone before the end of July.

    Please contact the office if you have not receive your cert by this time.

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  • June Submissions to QQI
    28/05/2020 0 Comments
    ​June Submission to QQI

    Barrow Training wish to assure learners that, despite the current pandemic, we have worked to ensure that results will be submitted to QQI for certification in June, as planned.

    All assessments to be included in this certification period have already undergone the internal verification process. Internal verification is the process by which Barrow Training itself checks that assessment procedures have been applied consistently and correctly, and to verify the arithmetic and administrative accuracy of assessment results. Barrow Training completes 100% internal verification of its assessments.

    External authentication of these assessments took place on Monday, May the 25th. This usually involves a site visit to the Barrow Training centre from a subject matter expert who has no relationship with Barrow Training. The external authentication process ensures that assessments are valid, reliable and consistent with the requirements for the
    relevant awards. Due to the very unique times we are living in, this process instead took place remotely and required a lot of planning and preparation to ensure it ran smoothly. Many thanks to the external authenticator for facilitating this.

    The next stage of the certification process involves the results approval panel meeting. Again, this will look a little different, and will take place via Microsoft Teams. The results approval panel will meet to review and approve assessment results, review reports of the internal verification and external authentication processes, and agree to the submission of final results to QQI for certification.

    Results will be submitted to QQI before June 12th and certificates will have arrived to the Barrow Training centre by July 21st. We endeavour to issue certificates to learners as quickly as possible once received. Please be aware that if the office remains closed and we are still working from home at that stage, we will have less people involved in this process and it may take a little longer than usual. We appreciate your patience as we issue certificates as quickly as we can.

    Well done to all of our students and learners receiving certification in July from all at Barrow Training!

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  • 22/05/2020 0 Comments
    Barrow Training Quality Management System ISO9001

    In July 2016, Barrow Consultancy & Training implemented a quality management system that conformed to the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 standard. ISO 9001:2015 is the most internationally accepted standard available to companies across the globe and it was fantastic that it was implemented within our organisation. We became the first training provider in Ireland to receive this accreditation and the second company in Ireland to receive the new 2015 standard. 

    ISO 9001:2015 keeps management committed to quality processes and ensures continual improvement. By following the requirements of ISO 9001:2015, our company is able to achieve consistently high quality and customer satisfaction.

    A remote surveillance assessment of Barrow Consultancy & Training by Certification Europe took place on April 14th of this year. The objectives of this assessment were to confirm the extent of conformity of the system to the Management Systems ISO 9001:2015, to evaluate the capability of the management systems, to ensure conformity to statutory, regulatory and contractual requirements, to identify potential opportunities for improvement, and to evaluate the effectiveness of the system to achieve organisational objectives. No instances of nonconformity were detected during the assessment. On the basis of the evidence identified during the assessment, the assessor determined that Barrow Consultancy & Training’s management system continues to meet the needs of the organisation and conforms to the requirements of ISO 9001:2015.

    Well done to the entire team for their commitment in maintaining this high standard on a daily basis, and to our Quality Assurance Manager, Vicky Nolan, for leading the assessment!

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  • 21/05/2020 0 Comments
    Barrow Staff Fundraising for St Lazerians House

    The staff members at Barrow Training will each walk/run 2km per day in May in aid of St Lazerian's House.

    St. Lazerian’s House is a charitable trust that provides accommodation and support for older adults in Bagenalstown and the surrounding areas, who do not require institutional care but who are unable to live independently at home.

    The Covid-19 pandemic has put additional pressure on Marian and the staff at St Lazerian's House.
    We hope to raise €500 to help to relieve some of the financial pressure and would appreciate your support.

    Every little helps!


    Thanks to your wonderful generosity, in the first week of fundraising, we have already reached our target of €500 and have increased it to €750!

    Thank you again to all who have supported us so far.

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  • 15/05/2020 0 Comments
    Notice to Learners in relation to Amendments to Assessments

    We hope that you and your families are keeping safe and well.

    Barrow Training have made amendments to the assessment methods of our online modules during the Covid-19 pandemic so that you can complete all assessments from home. Your tutor will offer additional guidance and support to ensure you understand the new layout.

    Whilst we appreciate that the amendments to assessment methods might be unsettling for you, we ask that you do your utmost
    to ensure the integrity of your own work. That means that any work or assessment submitted by you must be original work completed by you, without input from someone else (unless this has been clearly referenced or stated by you).

    You should ignore any approaches from illegal ‘essay mills’ or similar services which offer to assist with writing assignments. Such activity is considered as academic malpractice (or cheating). Academic malpractice is taken very seriously by Barrow Training and all cases are investigated thoroughly. Where cheating has been confirmed, there are consequences for the learner concerned. Information on academic malpractice is included in your Learner Handbook. If you are having any difficulties in managing your workload or in preparing for assessment at this challenging time, please contact your tutor. We are all here to support you so that you achieve your potential.

    It is in all of our interests to ensure the integrity of assessment – to ensure that those who have gained a qualification have done so honestly and that they have the knowledge and skills associated with that qualification. If you are concerned about any academic malpractice you have encountered, you can contact Vicky Nolan, Quality Assurance Manager on Please be assured that this contact will be dealt with in the strictest confidence. Further information on new laws in Ireland prohibiting cheating and cheating services is available here.

    We would like to thank you for your assistance in ensuring that academic integrity is observed and upheld at all times within Barrow Training so that everyone has confidence in the assessment results and the qualifications obtained by our learners.

    Take care of yourself.

    The Barrow Training Team

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  • Carlow Chamber Business Awards
    21/10/2019 0 Comments
    Carlow Chamber Business Awards

    Barrow were delighted to be nominated for an award at the recent Carlow Chamber Business Awards. We were shortlisted in the very competitive category of “Marketing Award”. 

    We had a great night in the Visual centre in carlow on the night...

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