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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Virtual Learning

CIF Training 22/01/2018

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Virtual LearningVirtual learning is a relatively new method of gaining an education in all types of subjects and, as with most things, it has its advantages and its disadvantages. Today we’re going to take an objective look at learning online and set out both the pros and the cons so that our readers have the information necessary to make an informed decision on whether this new type of learning will suit them.

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Soft Skills – What’s it all About?

CIF Training 15/01/2018

You may have heard the term “soft skills” being used in recent years and many of us aren’t quite sure what soft skills are so today we have a full explanation for you.  Basically, soft skills are the personal attributes that enable somebody to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people.  Hard skills are the job-specific skills and knowledge necessary to perform a job and are achieved through education, training programmes, certifications and on the job training. 

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The Virtues of Virtual Learning

CIF Training 08/01/2018

With the advent of the internet, education is changing rapidly and radically.  Computers make it easier for students to take notes, write essays, complete papers and present their work in a legible fashion.  The internet makes research so much easier than using traditional methods – all the information you need is instantly available at the touch of a button.

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Construction Industry Federation – What’s it all About?

CIF Training 02/01/2018

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) is the Irish construction industry’s representative body which provides its members with a broad range of services which include:

  • Health and Safety
  • Recruitment and Training
  • Engagement with Government, Statutory and other Industry Organisations
  • Legal and Industrial Relations Consultation
  • Marketing and Industrial Intelligence Reports
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Health and Safety Training Designed for 21st Century Construction

CIF Training 20/12/2017

The construction industry is one of the sectors that has been changing most rapidly in the past few years with the adaptation of new digital technologies. There are now major career opportunities within the construction sector where significant career pathways now exist.

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NEW CIF Training Schedule 2018

CIF Training 15/12/2017

2018 is almost upon us and CIF have released the 2018 schedule of Construction Training courses available with CIF
This schedule of construction training courses offered by CIF in 2018 is the result of comprehensive market surveys and client feedback. This list is designed to ensure that every course offered by CIF in 2018 addresses the needs of our clients, responds to market trends and industry requirements.

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Principles of Prevention in Construction

CIF Training 10/11/2017

Principles of Prevention in ConstructionOne of the major duties of the Project Supervisor for the Design Process (PSDP) is taking a full account of the nine principles of prevention. This is when the Principles of Prevention in Construction (PSDP) will review all design risk assessments with an eye toward risk reduction and elimination. In essence, this professional should be determining any hazards that may come about and working to eliminate them or at least make them less likely.

However, what does that mean? The General Principles of Prevention, Schedule 3 of the Safety, Health, and Welfare at Work Act 2005 explains what the principles of prevention consist of and what the PSDP should be looking at and determining the risks of. We will go over each of these below, with examples and tips for how to utilise the principles in the best way.

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Public Sector Prequalification and Tendering Course Available

CIF Training 01/11/2017

Public Sector Prequalification and Tendering Course CIF (Construction Industry Federation), the leading provider of construction training courses, is adding new courses; one of the most helpful is likely to be the public sector prequalification and tendering course. It will take place over a half-day in Dublin, Galway, or Cork. It’s available to those who are CIF members or those who are not, with fees of €125 for the former and €150 for the latter.

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New Manual Handling Training Course

CIF Training 25/10/2017

New Manual Handling Training CourseCIF now offers a new course revolving around the practice and theory of safe manual handling. To provide the best possible course available, a certified QQI Level 6 instructor will be leading this course. It is a half-day course that is open to both CIF members and non-members.

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