What ways can you learn? Full time education Part time education Distance learning Short term courses Self financed and funded courses
Education Providers FAS www.fas.ie For Example: – Traineeships/ Apprenticeships – Short courses – Evening courses – E-learning – Employment Schemes – Work Placement Programmes
Education Providers VEC Adult Education www.leitrimvec.iewww.leitrimvec.ie; www.longfordvec.ie; www.cavancollege.ie; www.sligovec.ie etcwww.longfordvec.ie www.cavancollege.iewww.sligovec.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
Education Providers Higher Education Institutions www.cao.ie 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
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
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?
Where can I get more information? www.studentfinance.ie www.careersportal.ie www.qualifax.ie www.bluebrick.ie www.leitrimadultguidance.com www.leitrimvec.ie www.fas.ie
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