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Access to Continuing Education (ACE)

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Level 4 Certificate in General Learning 4M2010

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Free tuition is available for students in receipt of Social Welfare payments, OAPs and/or medical card holders. BTEI

Sometimes a lack of confidence or a previous negative experience can prevent learners from taking that first step back into college. Adults have many different motivations for returning to learning. With that in mind, we have designed a programme that aims to boost self-confidence through learning a range of new subjects.

ACE is a TASTER type programme which will provide learners with a broad range of skills and knowledge prior to making decisions about progression to more specific programmes such as, Cultural and Heritage studies, Business etc.  The programme is a wonderful way to return to learning with a focus on new challenges, enjoyable team tasks and lots of new and interesting knowledge – all in a supported environment.

How will I learn?

This 14 hour programme on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays will provide learners with the skills and knowledge required to work in a broad range of jobs or to progress onto a choice of Level 5 programmes here in Killester (subject to satisfactory results).  Students will learn about different cultures, learn up-to-date IT skills as well as completing  tasks, assignments and projects in teams and individually.

What will I study?

The programme components include:

Understanding Interculturalism
Appreciation of Art & Design
Animal Welfare
Work Experience
IT Skills

How will I be assessed?

A full award is granted on passing the eight components, however component awards are issued upon successful assessment of individual subjects.  You will be assessed throughout and at the end of the year.  On successful completion of each component, you will be awarded a Pass, a Merit or a Distinction grade.

What we would like from you!

The programme is particularly suited to people who wish to get back into a structured learning setting on a part-time basis.

Career Progression Opportunities

This 1-year programme is designed to facilitate students who wish to progress into either;

  1. employment in a range of fields or
  2. progression to the QQI Level 5 full-time programme.

Entry Requirements

A student seeking entry to this programme does not need a previous formal qualification.  However, the student must demonstrate at interview the capacity to successfully participate on this programme.  This includes both the academic and work experience elements of the programme.

  • Applicants may have achieved some certification eg. Junior Certificate or QQI Component Awards at Level 3 or 4.
  • Interview