The Learning Curve Institute
The Learning Curve Institute is a FETAC registered provider of easily accessible, high quality training & education programmes, courses and workshops across Ireland in: Addiction, Counselling, Mental Health Awareness, Languages and Outdoor Education.
The primary objective of The Learning Curve Institute is the provision of student-centred, high quality, easily accessible education and training in a range of disciplines to students of different ages and backgrounds.
The Institute is a FETAC registered provider of internationally recognized, FETAC courses across a broad range of subjects.
There is a distinct emphasis on delivering education programs in areas of Ireland that may not benefit from the vast range of educational opportunities that exist within cities. The Learning Curve Institute is committed to creating and developing a wide range of FETAC accredited courses that meet the current needs of the public and to provide these training programs at times where there will be as little disruption to the students life as possible.
In light of current market conditions and the expertise that Seán and Liam hold, The Learning Curve Institute delivers education and training programmes in four distinct faculties or departments; Addiction, Counselling, Languages and Outdoor Education. It provides FETAC accredited courses in Community Addiction Studies, Substance Use Issues for Youthwork and Languages. The Learning Curve Institute also offers workshops and customized corporate in-house training on a regular basis to a diverse clientele.
We look forward to seeing you on one of our programmes and remember… your future is just around the corner.
Seán Foy, Head of Addiction and Counselling Departments:
Seán has worked in the caring professions for over 17 years and possesses an in-depth knowledge and experience in the delivery of a broad range of education. Among the many qualifications that Sean holds are the Diploma in drug dependence from the Maudsley Hospital in London, an Honours Degree in Social Work, a Masters in Addiction studies from Middlesex University and the Higher Diploma in Education. Seán qualified as a psychotherapist in 2006 and having first trained in Motivational Interviewing in 1994, he became a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) in 2006 after training with Bill Miller and Steve Rollnick.
Some of the organizations that Seán has provided training to over the past 7 years are: The Dublin, Galway and Belfast Simon Communities, The De Paul Trust Ireland, The Homeless Agency, The Peter McVerry Trust and various Drugs Task Forces. Seán also regularly delivers lectures at NUI Galway as part of the Masters in Social Work and the Clinical Doctorate in Psychology and is a frequent guest lecturer with the school of Social Work faculty in the London Metropolitan University.
Liam Printer, Head of Languages and Outdoor Education Departments:
Liam is a fully qualified and highly experienced language teacher, and has most recently been working as Director of Studies in a summer camp in Ireland. He started off as a secondary school language teacher in Ireland where he tutored the school's public speaking team to National Champions and also coached two basketball teams to 3rd place in Ireland in the highest category. He graduated top of his International Business and Languages Class from Dublin City University and he speaks fluent French and Spanish, and also has an advanced level of Irish and German. In the past 8 years he has worked and delivered language courses in France, Ireland, Spain, Corsica, New Zealand, Switzerland and Canada.
He is also a highly qualified and experienced Snowboard Instructor and in March 2010 he won double gold at the Irish Ski & Snowboard Championships in France. He is currently a member of the Irish Association of Snowsports Instructors (IASI), The Snowboard Instructors Association of New Zealand (SBINZ), The British Association of Snowsports Instructors (BASI) and The Canadian Association of Snowsports Instructors (CASI). At present he holds the SBINZ Level 1 and SBINZ Level 2 Snowboard Instructors certificates from New Zealand, the CASI Freestyle Park Instructor Certificate from Canada and the BASI Level 2 Snowboard Instructor Qualification. He has worked as an instructor with ES Ride in Zermatt and also in Whistler Blackcomb
- The Dublin, Galway and Belfast Simon Communities.
- The De Paul Trust Ireland.
- The Homeless Agency.
- Crosscare Dublin.
- Various family resource centres, youthreach programmes and foroige members.
- The Peter McVerry Trust
- Various Drugs Task Forces.
- NUI Galway as part of the Masters in Social Work and the Clinical Doctorate in Psychology.
- London Metropolitan University with the school of Social Work Faculty
- Knockranny House Hotel