“I have really enjoyed my time on the Art & Design Level 5 course. Some of my favourite aspects of the course include the emphasis on research and developing your idea. I enjoyed brainstorming ideas and seeing where it would take me. It gave me a lot of inspiration and helped me to discover new interests in different kinds of art and styles. I also found the teachers very helpful. They helped to give direction and a boost if I was feeling stuck with something and I definitely got the vibe that they want to help their students produce excellent and meaningful work.
This course has helped me improve my drawing and painting skills as well as teaching me techniques and mediums I hadn’t tried before. I look forward to incorporating these new skills into my personal art in the future.
I also liked being in a class with other artists and seeing everyone’s process, style, and train of thought. My classmates have been very inspiring, and I enjoyed learning other techniques and ideas from them.
I recommend this course for anyone who wants a creative boost, wants to build a portfolio and/or try out different mediums. It’s a really valuable and fun experience! It was such a great experience I have decided to stay on in Moate Business College to complete Art & Design at Level 6 next September.”
“My name is Nichole McLoughlin I am a past student of Moate Business College where I studied Level 5 Applied Social Studies. I started in MBC as a mature student at the age of 29 and the course gave me the confidence I needed as I had been out of education for a number of years. The support I received from all tutors was amazing, the belief they had in me encouraged me to apply through CAO to study Psychiatric Nursing. I am now entering into the third year in AIT and I firmly believe without Moate Business College this would not have happened. The course in MBC really prepared me for not only meeting deadlines, writing assignments and academic writing in general but it was fantastic foundation and introduction into the healthcare sector. I am so grateful for my time in Moate Business College and for putting me on the right path for my future career.”
“I completed QQI Level 5 in Nursing at MBC (class of 2014/2015).
– Studied BSc. Nursing at Buckinghamshire New University in London (MBC teachers helped me throughout the application process to the UK universities that I applied to – I’ll forever be grateful to them).
– Successfully completed my nursing degree with a first class honours and am now studying Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) at Brighton and Sussex medical school .
– It’s been a long journey but MBC was my grass-root.
– MBC was my first place of study after relocating to the Republic of Ireland from Nigeria. They gave me a platform to get to where I am today.
– There are some amazing teachers in MBC that I will never ever forget.”
Cristian and Maria
“In August we and our children arrived in Ireland, we are from Spain. We attended Moate Business College in 2019-2020, studying Digital Marketing and Business, while our children attended the local National Schools and Moate Community School.
It was a pleasure to study in MBC for making friends, learning different subjects and improving our language skills. All teachers and staff were very helpful with us. We will remember this College with great affection, the kindness of the people and your wonderful country.
We really learned lots and enjoyed it here, and were able to continue our education online after returning to Spain in a hurry due to the COVID 19 pandemic. We would highly recommend this fabulous College.”
“My name is Seán Kennedy and I am a past Media Studies (Creative Media) student.
In 2016, I had received my leaving certificate results but was still left unsure as to what my career path was to be. MBC bridged this gap between me and what I acknowledge now as my passion. Through this course, I was given the opportunity to explore some of the many elements in the media sector which helped me focus on what steps I wanted to take next in furthering my education.
I have recently graduated from DCU with a BA in Communications Studies and am employed with the university’s marketing department working with elements of graphic design and digital marketing. I also hope to complete a masters degree in the near future.
Moate Business College set me in the right direction with its broad course taught by extremely helpful and kind lecturers. I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in taking the first step in pursuing a career in the media industry.”
“Hi my name is Clodagh Kelly. Last year I attended Moate Business College to do a Level 5 in Computer Studies in Coding and Game Design and I have just finished this course.
After my leaving cert I got my first choice in university but was unsure if it was for me. So I deffered and decided to give myself time I would explore another area to see if it was really what I wanted to do. Then I found Moate.
Throughout the year I fell in love with my coursework and my teachers were very understanding and comprehensive through my bad times and good times. Because of MBC I realised that the career path I was choosing was not for me but in fact it was game design.
After completing this course and working hard I got my first choice to study Game Design in AIT and I cannot express how thankful I am for the staff at Moate for showing me what I could do.
I’m excited to further my studies in Game Design especially with the foundation Moate gave me on the topic of it. I am very thankful for all Moate has done and taught me and I would go back in a heartbeat to further my education if I ever get the chance.”
“My name is Erin Daly and I am a past student of the Sport, Anatomy and Nutrition course.
After completing my Leaving Certificate Exams in 2019, I decided to enrol on the Sport, Anatomy and Nutrition course in Moate Business college to further my education. This course proved to be very beneficial to me as it allowed me to slowly ease my way into a college setting, which was essential in helping me grow in confidence as well as decide on a career path.
This course is filled with a range of theoretical and practical modules including Anatomy, Exercise and Fitness, Nutrition, Soccer coaching, First Aid and much more. These modules played a crucial point in helping me choose the right career path. Through these modules, I acquired many skills such as research, communication and leadership skills, all of which will help me as I move forward in life. This course is focused on helping you gain a passion for the sports industry.
This course also allows you to complete two weeks of work experience. I chose to work with a Physiotherapist in a nursing home, and due to the skills I gained at Moate Business College, I was able to complete my work experience effectively and actively. The two weeks of work experience were extremely beneficial as they allowed me to gain an understanding of the day to day life of a physiotherapist, which lead me to realise that I wanted to study Sports Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy in Carlow IT.
Moate Business College proved to be one of the most helpful and encouraging years of my academic career as it allowed me to experience many things that secondary school had not provided. It allowed me to put myself first and work on my confidence and leadership skills and it prepared me for not only college, but life too. I would recommend Moate Business College to anyone wanting to further their education. It is a wonderful place full of dedicated staff and teachers.”
“I enrolled in the Business with Tourism Level 6 course at Moate Business College in 2017/18 as a mature student.
The standard of learning provided to students by MBC is second to none. I found the teaching staff to be extremely helpful in equipping me with all the skills necessary to fully engage and complete the course. I was also fortunate to be included in the Erasmus+ scheme to Italy, which was both enjoyable and beneficial to my course.
Having acquired a Distinction in Level 6 Business with Tourism, this qualification has since resulted in my promotion within the hotel I am employed with.
I would recommend MBC to any student wishing to make that step back into education and commend the College for their professional and engaging teaching methods.”
“Were we not born to wander? “William Butler Yeats
My name is Tatiana Bulakh and I completed the Tourism with Business QQI Level 6 course in 2017/18 in Moate Business College. I am a mature student, who decided to follow my dreams.
Despite the many years of the office administration experience, traveling always was present in my life. It is something that I love to do and talk about, and working in this field has given me an opportunity to share my passion with other travellers from around the world. The Travel & Tourism industry is extremely vast with many job opportunities such as travel agents, tour guides, tour operators, front office or hotel managers, customer service or airport ground agents and many others. You are also exposed to different parts of the industry and may also find yourself drawn to an area you never thought you would be!
I decided to do the Tourism with Business Level 6 course because I felt that it would fit excellently into my career path, and also because I believed that it will stimulate me and help me to reach my potential. I hoped to develop not only as a student but as an individual, and I am sure that my knowledge and self-confidence has increased after completing the course.
Full-time education combined with a part-time job and family responsibilities was not easy, but it was a real challenge and an invaluable experience for me! Once again, I reminded myself that the busiest people always have time for everything! During my study at MBC I did not only learn about the Travel industry and how to create and deliver a proper sales presentation, prepare, organise and manage an event, deal with customers, manage the human resources, create and process word documents, working as a ground handling agent at the airport, including main international regulations and polices, but I also had an opportunity to improve my time management, organisational, problem solving and communication skills.
Also, I feel honoured to have been chosen to visit Italy for 3 weeks under the Erasmus + program which is run by the college. It gave me a chance to live with a family and get a deep look in to the Italian traditions, life style, food and culture. I took part in many local activities including Alp Mountain hiking, cheese and honey production as well as a visit city to Turin and its famous museums, galleries and churches.
After all, it was a great fun! Here I met fantastic people of different ages and bright personalities. I want to thank the college management, the teachers and friendly staff for all their support and I will miss all my classmates, our teamwork activities, road trips and site visits.
I would highly recommend the MBC to anyone considering undertaking a Further Education Course. The college is located in a beautiful historical town and offers students a range of courses, services and activities, modern computer rooms, affordable fees, canteen facilities and convenient bus routes. It is a real hidden gem within the Midlands, where everybody can make lifelong friends, gain many valuable skills as well as find opportunities for career and personal development.
“My time at Moate Business College proved the most crucial to my skillset as an artist. Under the tutelage of my lecturers, I was taught the technical skills of drawing and painting which, upon entering MBC, I would have considered myself just above average.
The Art & Design course helped me to take my observation and technical skills to the next level, enabling me to understand how to process visual information and translate it onto a page or canvas through a variety of mediums.
The solid foundation I gained in Art allowed me to continue developing my abilities following successful completion of my course in Moate Business College. I feel the education I received there has proved invaluable and integral to my artistic practice.”