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What are your training and college options as an adult learner? Niamh Brennan Adult Education Guidance Counsellor/Co-Ordinator Co Leitrim VEC.

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1 What are your training and college options as an adult learner? Niamh Brennan Adult Education Guidance Counsellor/Co-Ordinator Co Leitrim VEC

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3 What ways can you learn? Full time education Part time education Distance learning Short term courses Self financed and funded courses

4 Education Providers FAS For Example: – Traineeships/ Apprenticeships – Short courses – Evening courses – E-learning – Employment Schemes – Work Placement Programmes

5 Education Providers VEC Adult Education etcwww.longfordvec.ie Full time FETAC Level 5 & 6 PLC/VTOS courses Back to Education Initiative Community Education Adult Basic Education and ESOL Evening classes (self financing) Adult Education Guidance and Information Service

6 Education Providers Higher Education Institutions For example: – Sligo IT – NUI Maynooth – Athlone IT – St Angela's College, Sligo Mature Student entry/FETAC Level 5 entry/Leaving Certificate Part time and distance learning courses available

7 Education Providers Other providers Examples include CTC Training, Organic Centre, Green-Works, County Enterprise Board, Boyle Higher Education Centre, Resource Centres, Leitrim Development Company etc Labour Market Activation Fund and Springboard Programme

8 What to watch out for? What qualification am I going to receive? Is the course accredited and fully recognised for what I want? Will this qualification open doors for me and allow me to progress in the area that I want? Is there any work experience involved? What subject matter is included? Do I need to do anything to prepare myself such as brush up on reading, writing, maths or computer skills?

9 Where can I get more information?

10 Who can I talk to? Guidance Counsellor/Career Advisor FAS Employment Services DSP Jobs Facilitator VEC Grants Department Citizens Information Past students Course tutors/Co-ordinators

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