Lifestyle & Leisure Evening Courses

NEW An Introduction to Beekeeping (Course Code: 40)

Bees have been on earth for well over 100 million years and in they time they have developed a fascinating life style. Apart from humans, more books have been written about bees than any other animal on the planet. This course is an opportunity to learn about the fascinating life of bees, how they arrange their society, how and where they collect their food, how they look after their young, how they all work together in running the colony and how they divide up the jobs to be done in the colony. We are all familiar with honey but this is not the only product produced by bees. There are nine different products produced in a hive by the bees which can be offered for sale. But the greatest importance of bees to the world has nothing to do with what they produce. In the course of collecting their food bees pollinate much of the food, fruit and seeds that we use to sustain ourselves. Bees are not the only pollinating insect we have but they are our number one pollinator. They are the only insect that can be kept in hives and moved to crops that need to be pollinated such as Oil Seed Rape and beans

The course is divided up into classes of one hours duration with half an hour for questions afterwards.

  1.        The Occupants of the Hive.
  2.              Equipment for yourself and the bees.
  3.           Pests and diseases.
  4.              Managing your bees throughout the year.
  5.              Swarm control.
  6.             Harvesting the crop

Interior Design (Course Code: 41)

We are delighted to present our course in Interior Design, which will provide you with the necessary skills to create a cohesive and pleasing style for your home.  We will be exploring elements such as Colour techniques, making the best use of Lighting and choosing and sourcing Materials to name but a few, and we will help you build your confidence in bringing your ideas together through encouragement and close personal attention.

The Course is aimed at those new to the field of Interior Design, as well as those looking to expand their existing knowledge and flair, and will feature practical exercises along with theory making for a creative and stimulating environment that will appeal to anyone with an interest in style and design.

The Creative Writing (Course Code: 42) course explores creativity along with structuring and editing work.  The focus will be on the essential ingredients of dramatic narrative: conflict, character, contrast, movement and theme. Short stories, novels, poetry, plays and film will be dealt with, as will comedy and children’s writing. People will be encouraged to develop strong individual writing styles and to produce at least one completed work.  You may opt to submit assessment work in order to achieve the QQI Level 5 Creative Writing 5N0690 Minor Award.

Bridge Beginners (Course Code: 45) is this term joined by Bridge Continuation Beginners (Course Code: 44) and a Supervised Bridge Game (Course Code: 43).  Our tutor from the Bridge Association explains the rules of the game, as well as game strategies.  The social aspect of Bridge is stressed.  See http://cbai.ie/ Bridge  A game for life.

Code Course Day Time Fee Weeks Start Date
40 An Introduction to Beekeeping Wed 6.30 – 8.00 €70 6 24-Jan
41 Interior Design Mon 6.00 – 9.00 €180 10 22-Jan
42 Creative Writing QQI Level 5 Tues 7.00 – 9.00 €150 10 23-Jan
43 Supervised Bridge Game Mon 5.30 – 7.15 €100 10 22-Jan
44 Bridge Continuation Beginners Mon 7.15 – 9.00 €100 10 22-Jan
45 Bridge Beginners Tues 5.30 – 7.15 €100 10 23-Jan

 

Classes for all evening courses will be delivered onsite for the January 2024 term.

 

Course Payment

We are pleased to inform our learners that online enrolment and payment is now possible for our evening classes. This will be available through our college website, www.ballsbridgecollege.com. Postal enrolment and payment by cheque and postal order will continue to be accepted.

There will be no enrolment evenings this term.

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