Leaving Certificate Study Skills Seminar

Want to learn how to get more organised and stay focused throughout the year? Our Leaving Certificate Study Skills Seminar introduces students from 4th-6th year to the key skills they need to succeed in the State exams. Packed full of expert, practical advice, this study skills seminar shows students how to be more productive and efficient with their work and revision, developing important learning skills and good study habits.

Booking is not yet available for this course. For further information on grinds and part-time courses please contact our main office on 01 661 3511.

Students attending this seminar receive the following benefits:

  • Tuition from a highly qualified and experienced study skills expert.
  • Comprehensive, focused notes, which support the skills learnt in class.
  • Strategies for maximising exam performance.


The Study Skills Seminar covers the following topics:

  • Goal setting.
  • Learning & memory techniques.
  • Effective time management.
  • Tips for motivation.
  • Note taking techniques.
  • Classroom skills.
  • Health and study.
  • Memory techniques.

The updated timetable for 2020/21 will be available shortly.

Please note:

  • All classes take place on our main school campus, 79-85 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2.

Fees for 2020/21 will be available shortly.

Please note:

  • Credit Card payments accepted.
  • 10% reduction for the second and subsequent members of the same family, attending the same courses.Please contact our office to avail of this discount.
  • Fees are non-transferable.

Q: Can I be admitted to class without my card?

A: It is every student’s personal responsibility to ensure they have their card with them each time they attend classes at the Institute. We have the right to refuse admission to any student who does not comply with this regulation. If you have misplaced or have not received your card please come into our reception and we will issue you with a replacement or temporary card.

Q: Is there a place I can get lunch?

A: Yes, we have an onsite canteen serving a variety of sandwiches and drinks. Also, locally, there are sandwich bars and shops.

Q: Are the classes conducted ‘lecture style’ or are students free to ask questions?

A: Our teachers are very approachable and students are free to ask questions.

Q: My son/daughter is unwell and cannot attend. Can I have a refund?

A: No, there are no refunds. However, if you return the student’s admission card to us immediately, along with a short letter of explanation, at the discretion of management, a credit note can be put on the student’s file for future use or for use by a sibling.

Q: My son/daughter cannot attended the course. Can we buy the notes?

A: No. Teaching is a central part of all our courses. The notes are to facilitate recall and revision of the day’s work covered by the teacher.

Q: Am I entitled to the notes from classes that I was absent from?

A: Yes, however you must deal directly with your teacher in relation to this. Administration staff do not have access to class notes.

Teachers For This Course

Orla Ní Shúilleabháin

Orla has been teaching German at The Institute for 36 years and has also taught in a number of schools in the Greater Dublin area. She has contributed to a variety of exam programmes in the media, namely RTE radio’s post-exam analysis and Drive Time. Orla has worked as editorial consultant on a number of German text books, including Klassel and Klasse2 and is one of the authors of the 2014 Exam Times languages supplement, published by the Irish Times. Orla is also a fully qualified life and business coach, accredited by the European Coaching Institute. In her role as academic mentor here at The Institute, she has developed an integrated study skills programme which assists students to maximise their potential across all subject areas. She is author of Revise Wise Study Skills And Exam Essentials published by Edco.

Study Skills Seminar
4th, 5th & 6th Year Study Notes

  • Stop watch

    Study Skills- Advice on Exam Timing and Content

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  • Study Skills

    Study Skills- Some Key Tips for Exam Preparation

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  • Study skills basics for the last three weeks...

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  • How to draw an idea map...

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  • Study Kit Essentials: How To Make A Timetable

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  • Study Kit Essentials: How to take good notes

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  • Study Kit Essentials: Past Papers

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