Just a little safety message from us here at Carnew Training & Development Centre for the Christmas period.
The following YouTube video by NIST in America illustrates how quickly a Christmas tree can ignite and burn.
The recommendation is that real Christmas trees should be watered daily, and of course never use lights or electrical decorations that are damaged, and don’t overload plug sockets.

We offer an excellent Fire Safety Awareness course here in the centre for just €50 which will teach you how to prevent fire and how to deal with it should it happen in your home or place of business. Contact the Sales department on 053 94 26555 or sales@carnewtdc.ie for more information.

Here at Carnew Training and Development Centre we offer a number of options for First Aid Training, all of which include CPR instruction.  The importance of knowing how to administer CPR was highlighted in the Media this week when a Lady on a Dublin bus saved the life of the Bus Driver after he became unresponsive.  Click the link below to hear Ryan Tubridy’s radio interview with this very brave lady.

Ryan Tubridy Radio Interview with Life Saver on the No. 16 bus

If you would like to become First Aid Certified and learn how to administrate CPR to possibly save a life if the situation arises, please see our Training schedule by clicking here for the next course date.  Alternatively you can contact Centre on 053 94 26555

We are delighted to announce that Carnew Training & Development Centre have developed an online training option. We will be officially launching this in the New Year. Our online training course options allows you to be  able to train at a time, place and pace that suits yourself at an even more competitive rate.

We will continue to offer our current classroom training and whether online or in the classroom, Carnew Training & Development only offers top quality training and customer/client focus for South-West Wicklow, North Wexford & East Carlow plus (now with elearning!) the entire country.

See the Online Courses tab for more details. http://carnewtdc.ie/?page_id=8309

Carnew Training & Development Centre is proud to host Coderdojo Carnew.

What is Coderdojo?

Coderdojo is a global, free coding club for children (& parents).    It is ran and organised by volunteers who are themselves passionate about computers and coding.

From their website www. coderdojo.com

CoderDojo believes that an understanding of programming languages is increasingly important in the modern world, that it’s both better and easier to learn these skills early, and that nobody should be denied the opportunity to do so! Any young person aged 7 – 17 can join and attend a Dojo for FREE!  At a Dojo they will learn skills such as building a website, creating an app or a game, and explore technology in an informal, creative, and social environment.

When and where does it run?

Coderdojo Carnew meets up bi-monthly on Saturday mornings 10am – 11.30am.

What goes on?  What do I need to bring?

Children will be shown how to use Scratch, how to code a webpage etc.  The skills shown are based on the mentors knowledge so Coderdojo Carnew is always on the look-out for new mentors with new cool things to teach.  All children must be accompanied by a parent and must also have their own laptop.

How do I join?

Sessions are limited to spaces and booking a space is essential. Booking sessions is done through the website www.coderdojo.com

Contact us

If interested in finding out more information on joining or volunteering with Coderdojo, contact carnew.ie@coderdojo.com or www.coderdojo.com

Previously notified by the Health & Safety Authority all QQI Occupational First Aid courses were not recognised from 1st Sept 2017, this has now been  extended to 31st Dec 2017.

Carnew Training & Development Centre will continue to provide QQI Occupational First Aid and refreshers until this date.  After 31st Dec 2017, Occupational First Aid 3 day will be replaced by PHECC (Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council) First Aid Responder Course (FAR).

PHECC First Aid Responder courses can be delivered if specifically requested before 31st Dec 2017.

Statement from HSA reads:

31st August 2017

6th Statement of the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) in relation to transition to Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) First Aid Response (FAR)  Education and Training Standard

In the previous statement of 1st June 2017, the HSA announced its intention that as and from 1st September 2017, it would only recognise the PHECC FAR standard as meeting the needs of occupational first aid (OFA) in workplaces.

Considerable progress for the transition has been achieved over the past 10 months. There is a substantial number of new FAR instructors, made up of existing OFA instructors who transitioned to FAR status by means of recognition of prior learning (RPL) and successful candidates who completed the FAR instructor course.  Twenty nine PHECC Recognised Institutions (RIs) are approved to deliver FAR, including 11 at FAR instructor level.  PHECC is continuing to process applications for RI status and FAR course(s) approval.

Employer groups and other stakeholders have expressed concerns to the HSA and PHECC about aspects of the FAR Education and Training Standard, when compared to Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) 5N1207 Occupational First Aid standard. The HSA has been informed by PHECC that its governance procedures regarding education and standards matters have prioritised the review of FAR for 2017.

Taking account of these concerns, the HSA has agreed that dual recognition of QQI 5N1207 and PHECC FAR will continue for a further period of 4 months, up to 31st December 2017. Thereafter the HSA will only recognise PHECC FAR.