“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.
My time in Moate Business College was exceptional. The lecturers are incredibly helpful and are always available for support and guidance. I would like to give a special thanks to the two Bernie’s (lecturers), to this day I tell people how amazing both of you and the other lecturing staff in Moate were to me during my time in the college. Thanks to your help, expertise and guidance, I completed the Level 5 in Nursing Studies.
From there I completed the Bachelors honors degree in Social Care Practice and finally a Masters in Child and Youth Studies. I currently work for Tusla Child and Family agency and I have applied for a PHD in Children and Youth research to commence in September 2018 in UCD. I had the help I needed in Moate, I had the guidance and support, which in turn helped me develop as a student and achieve things that were once beyond my imagination. So Thank you Moate Business College, for the amazing experience and opportunity for growth and development. If this sounds like what you’re looking for, then Moate Business College is the College for you!
I attended Moate Business College from 2015-2017, studying Art and Craft Level 5. It is a part time course run over two years. I always loved art in school but my career took me down a different direction. When the opportunity arose to attend MBC and immerse myself daily in art, it was a delight for me. The art teachers and all the staff were excellent, professional, dedicated and encouraging. They were always available to give advice and support. The amount of knowledge I received was beyond my expectations. I also got the opportunity to go to Italy on a Erasmus programme for three weeks. MBC is a little gem in the midlands and I have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone, no matter what stage of life you are at.
Moate Business College functioned as a hugely effective stepping stone for me, bridging the gap between secondary school and university. Having finished my leaving certificate at just 17, my parents were reluctant for me to progress to college at such a young age. Moate Business College transpired to be the best thing I could have done! It enabled me to defer my bachelor degree until I turned 18, while gaining a skill set that was invaluable moving forward with my education.
During my Sport and Leisure course, I developed effective research and report writing abilities, which translated seamlessly when it came to assignment writing in university. I chose Sport and Leisure QQI Level 5 at Moate Business College as I was going on to complete a BSc. in Sport and Exercise Sciences at UL. The course gave me the foundations in anatomy, class instruction and principles of training I needed to excel in my bachelor, along with certification in Occupational First Aid, Life Saving and both FAI and GAA coaching qualifications, to name but a few.
I was also very fortunate during my year at Moate Business College, to be accepted for their Erasmus+ Project. Through the project, I completed a 3 week exchange to Northern Italy, where we were hosted by amazing Italian families. It is to date, one of the best things I’ve ever done! I completed my work placement in a gym setting and learned the local language, all the while, making friends for life and becoming familiar with the art of producing homemade pasta.
Moate Business College helped me to grow in various ways and I would recommend it to any student who is unsure about what they want to do, or are thinking of trying something different, or in my case, are just not ready for university yet. The wide range of courses and career advice available are excellent and are complimented by approachable and knowledgeable staff members on campus.
I completed the Level 5 Business and Office Administration in Moate Business College in 2014/15. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the excellent staff of Moate Business College for everything they have done to help me while attending last year. I would highly recommend MBC to anyone who may be considering attending. I thoroughly enjoyed my course in Moate Business College and would recommend anyone considering a career in administration to attend this course as this course covers all aspects you will need in your career and the confidence to pursue to your career in this area. I am certain anyone who has completed this course will agree with me; from attending this course I now have so many new skills which will stand to me in any career I decide to follow so therefore I recommend that anyone considering this course go and do it. The business and office administration course gave you an insight into areas you might not have considered as a career by offering various subjects on their course such as legal studies, which was my favourite, spread sheets, book keeping and typing skills. This allowed us to look in different directions when we completed the course and opened more career opportunities than we had imagined when beginning the course in September.
Moate Business College are part of the Erasmus+ Programme which I was lucky enough to be a part of. I was chosen to go to Romania to complete my three weeks’ work placement. I went with a group of eight people from Moate Business College who were also doing courses there in various areas such as nursing, childcare and social studies. My work experience was very enjoyable. I worked in an office which helped people with disabilities. I set up job workshops and created folders and documents to help these people obtain jobs. As well as working, we also got to do other activities such as skiing, visiting the juvenile detention centre, going to the Opera House and attending some of the parties and events held by the local universities in Timisoara. I would recommend that everyone apply to take part in the Erasmus+ Programme. It was an amazing experience that I would happily relive over and over again.
I could talk all day about how much I recommend Moate Business College and the Business and Office Administration course but I will stop here by saying if you are considering this college in any way possible than apply, you will not be sorry as you will gain massive opportunities and life-long skills.