July 2012 – New Management
Precision Academy Ltd. has been acquired by Holland Safety Group. [HSG] The suite of FETAC approved training programmes previously offered by Precision Academy will be expanded upon by HSG from their HQ in Rathcoole Co. Dublin. Fergus Foran is leaving his role as Managing Director at Precision Academy Ltd. to pursue other business interests. We wish him every success and thank him for the enormous contribution he has made to the business he co-founded.
December 2011 – New Contracts
Precision Academy has secured three new major consultancy contracts with large multinationals in the Pharmaceutical, Technical Services and FMCG sectors. Services provided include Emergency Response, SOP training and OHS Consultancy.
August 2010 - FETAC Approval
We are pleased to announce that we have agreed our Quality Assurance System with FETAC and will be offering FETAC accredited courses in 2011.
December 2009 - New Courses
We are delighted to announce that we are introducing a number of new courses in 2010.
These will offer new and exciting opportunities to those wishing to up-skill or pursue a new career direction..
We also hope to start the roll out of our FETAC approved training programmes by July 2010
In the meantime we would like to thank all of our customers for their support during 2009.
May 2009 - Sarah McNally Appointed to Manage Precision Academy Grinds School
The Management of Precision Academy are delighted to welcome Sarah McNally to the organisation.
Sarah will take up the role of Principal at Precision Academy Grinds School, launching in Lucan September 2009. Ms. McNally was impressed with the fresh approach taken by Precision Academy in setting up the Grinds School: "At a time when Education is more important than ever before, Precision Academy is offering a service that is very keenly priced, offering an educational experience that is complimentary to standard school-based learning." "I look forward to the challenges that lie ahead.... Precision Academy is an organisation committed to the highest standards in all aspects of their business. Attendance at the Grinds School will successfully aid students in reaching their educational and career goals."
April 2009 - Grinds School to open in Dublin in 2009
Precision academy is to open a Grinds School in the Lucan/Clondalkin area of Dublin.
Further updates to follow.
March 2009 - FAS Start Your Own Business Programme
Fergus Foran, Founder of Precision Academy has been awarded a contract by FAS to provide SYOB (Start your Own Business) training programmes.
The fist workshop commences in Newbridge next month and a full compliment of delegates have signed up to the programme.
The course consists of a number of workshops and runs for a total of 30 hours.
It covers a comprehensive range of subjects vital for those considering setting up a business.
January 2009 - FETAC Quality System Nearing Completion
FETAC APPLICATION UPDATE - Precision Academy has been steadily working towards FETAC approval over the last two years. Already a FAS approved organisation the organisations quality assurance system has been designed and is in the process of being finalised and agreed with FETAC.
October 2008 - Occupational First Aid Instructors Approved for Delivery of FETAC Level 5 Certification
Our Occupational First Aid Instructors have been approved by the OFAAA (Occupational First Aid Assessment Agent) to deliver the Occupational First Aid FETAC level 5 certificate course. Occupational First Aiders who have already undergone the Precision Academy course will be presented with a FETAC certificate upon successful completion of the revised refresher course.
September 2008 - MD Fergus Foran Addresses Irish Cancer Society Volunteers
Precision Academy MD Fergus Foran has been invited to give a road safety presentation to volunteer drivers by the Irish Cancer Society. The presentation which takes place on Wednesday 17th September, will concentrate on Safety Critical issues. Foran (a cancer survivor himself) is delighted to be in a position to help the Cancer Society in any way he can.
He believes that teaching "Advanced" or "Defensive" driving techniques to non-professionals can be dangerous:
"In order to fully benefit from advanced training a driver must constantly practice. Even this alone is of limited benefit unless it is backed up by study and expert tuition and guidance on an ongoing basis." Telling someone that they are an "Advanced" or "Expert" driver after doing a short course should be avoided. My preference is for Driver "Safety" training."
This ethos is reflected in all commercial fleet driver courses provided by Precision Academy.
The emphasis is on driver safety and the courses offer guidance on how to become a safer driver in a short period of time.
Precision Academy's approach incorporates best practice models from around the world.
If you would like to order a free copy of the Irish Cancer Society Presentation please email [email protected]
July 2008 - Former DIR SE Joins Precision Academy as Fleet Training Manager
The management of Precision Academy are delighted to welcome Mr. David Fay to our organisation.
David has had a distinguished career in driver education and training in Ireland to date.
Formerly the Supervising Examiner of the Driving Instructor Register of Ireland (DIR), David brings with him years of experience at all levels of driver training in all vehicle categories.
We are delighted to announce that David will head up our Fleet Training Division with a team of up to 20 trainers nationwide.
February 2007 – New Online Training
Precision Academy is proud to introduce our suite of online training programmes. We have secured contracts to provide Manual Handling and Ergonomics training nationwide. Our blended learning approach has enabled us to increase our market share.