Esther Hoad BA, CELT

Educational qualifications:

  • Training and Education (BA Hons) NUI Galway
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching English (CELT)
  • Diploma in Training & Education, NUI Galway
  • French Diploma (Distinction), Brussels Chamber of Commerce, Belgium.
  • Adult Literacy Tutor Certificate – County Leitrim VEC
  • Two years of Community Studies, NUI, Maynooth
  • Diploma (Distinction) in Theory of Community Counselling, Education & Psychology (ACCEPT) Dublin.
  • Certificate in Workplace Basic Skills Training, Lancaster University
    Dyslexia Tutor Training, Dyslexia Association of Ireland

Relevant Experience:

  • Trainer of Volunteer Adult Literacy Tutors (LEAP and ALEC schemes)
  • Adult Literacy Organiser, Sligo VEC
  • Literacy Resource Worker, Sligo VEC
  • Co-ordinator of Return to Education Programmes (FÁS/VEC), Return to Learning (BTEI) and Workplace Literacy, (County Leitrim)
  • Member of Strategic Planning Group, Adult Learning & Education Centre, Sligo VEC
  • Member of National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) and of Quality Framework Committee with LEAP
  • Course Designer/Facilitator (Student Development and Progression, Group Dynamics & Lesson Planning, Introduction to Group-work etc) for NALA, and Roscommon, Kildare, Cavan, Donegal and Sligo VECs
  • SKILLSVEC Assessor
  • Languages: Fluent in Welsh, French.

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Coming Up

A Public Information Presentation entitled ‘Making a Will won’t kill you’ is to take place in Beara, County Cork at Eyeries National School at 7.30pm on Tuesday 23 February 2016. Hosted by Eyeries NS Parents’ Association and delivered by Anne O’Carroll of Cascade Training Consultancy, this jargon-free presentation gives practical tips on how to make a will, what happens if you don’t and how best to provide for your loved ones, avail of tax breaks and ensure peace of mind. This event is a fund-raiser for the school and is open to all, but parents of young children or other dependents are particularly encouraged to attend. There will be a Question & Answer session afterwards and handouts will be provided.

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Excellent! No time wasted or needless repetition, there was information conveyed all the time. Also relaxed, no jargon and friendly.

Excellent, I will approach many situations in a more confident way. I hope to be more tuned in.

Very useful and will be used in my everyday work.

An excellent learning experience in the field of intercultural communication. Thank You!

Very very practical and useful in an everyday way. Kept my attention all day!


Well thought out.

Fascinating – Very Interesting.

Very focused. Not a minute wasted. Anne and Sabrina worked well together and are obviously really well prepared. Very enjoyable, more of this please!

An invigorating, interesting journey through dealing with interculturalism.

A very useful insight into an underestimated area of work.

Surprisingly better than I had imagined – fun but practical and informative. Thank you.

Very interesting entertaining and crucial for working and living in a multicultural society.

Helpful, enjoyable, professional, realistic and non-judgemental.

Excellent! A high standard of training.

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