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Using Vulnerability to Build Resilience

08-Nov-2021 12:45:01 / by The Insurance Institute

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These past 18 months have tested almost everyone’s mental well-being. Mental health issues are on the rise, with people who may never have experienced anxiety or a mood related disorder in the past now finding themselves struggling to cope. We spoke with two mental health experts (both working with Aware) to find out how to practically address these issues and how to build mental resilience.

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Game, Set, Pass – How Gamification is Revolutionising Online Education

08-Nov-2021 12:43:41 / by The Insurance Institute

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Online learning has exploded in recent years – we are seeing organisations – from world renowned educational institutions and Universities to global corporations adopting it and, in many cases, choosing it over the traditional learning classroom model. It’s estimated that by 2025, the global EdTech market will be worth $350 Billion and this is backed up by research which shows that students or learners retain 25–60% more information when learning online compared to 8–10% in the classroom.

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The Insurance Institute & Quitch – A Practical Application Of Gamification In Professional Education

08-Nov-2021 12:42:57 / by The Insurance Institute

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The Insurance Institute is the first educational body in Ireland to use Quitch, a gamified mobile e-learning app that aims to change the way learners engage with knowledge. The app was created by Dr. Grainne Oates, an accounting lecturer (from Ireland living in Australia) and when piloted with students last year, the feedback was overwhelmingly positive with many crediting it with helping them to better retain knowledge and in turn achieve greater success in their exams. 

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Why Creating a Culture that Recognises Success Really Matters

08-Nov-2021 12:41:50 / by Paula Hodson

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Parental Leave and CPD: Reductions, Maintaining Your Membership and Staying Compliant

07-Oct-2021 15:51:28 / by The Insurance Institute

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Whether through birth, adoption or otherwise, welcoming a new child into your life is a monumental time for any parent. Taking your entitled leave is so important to help you bond with your child, giving you that special one on one time that you’ll never forget.

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A Day in the Life with Apprentice Chloe Davis, Insurance Practitioner Apprentice with Hegarty Financial Management

26-Aug-2021 15:05:52 / by The Insurance Institute

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Chloe Davis says that no two days are ever the same and she loves the variety her job with Hegarty Financial Management as an Insurance Practitioner Apprentice provides. Chloe is currently in her second year on the programme – here she tell us more about what her job entails and we get an understanding of what her typical day at the office consists of.

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The Insurance Practitioner Apprenticeship: IT Sligo Tell Us Their Side Of The Story

25-Aug-2021 16:28:32 / by The Insurance Institute

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Niall Collins on Apprenticeships: the Action Plan, the Benefits and the Value to our Economy

26-Jul-2021 11:43:44 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Careers, Apprentice, apprenticeship, education

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Niall Collins on Apprenticeships: Supports, Diversity and the Future of Apprenticeships

26-Jul-2021 11:41:44 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Careers, Uncategorized, Apprentice, apprenticeship

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Our CEO Dermot Murray was delighted to have the opportunity recently to chat with Minister Niall Collins about the great work he and his department are doing in the area of apprenticeships. This is part 2 of this series - you can read part 1 here. 

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7 Most Asked Questions About The Higher Diploma in Insurance Management

05-Jul-2021 11:41:49 / by The Insurance Institute

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The Higher Diploma in Insurance Management is our advanced qualification and a Level 8 programme on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ). If you're interested in applying for the programme or just want to learn more, read on for some FAQs on how it works!

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