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Return To Learning

Course Code: RTL (BTEI)

Duration: 1 Year

OVERVIEW

The Return to Learning (BTEI) course is a foundation course for adults. The aim of the course is to give adults who left school early or who are a long time out of education the opportunity to return to education and to participate in a year of learning and exploration. Students gain the knowledge and skills necessary for further study.

This Back to Education Jobs Initiative (BTEI) enables adults to return to learning in a positive and supportive environment. Classes are small and personal attention is assured.

COURSE CONTENT

This programme is timetabled for a maximum of 17 hours per week.

Content includes:

  • English and Communications.
  • Mathematics.
  • Personal and Interpersonal Development.
  • Customer Service.
  • Entrepreneurial Skills.
  • Word Processing.
  • Computer Applications.
  • Work Experience.

BTEI IS FREE TO:

All with less than upper-second level education or (Level 4 or 5).
All those in receipt of Social Welfare Payment.
All those dependant on a Social Welfare recipient.
All those with a current medical card.
All those signing for credits.

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants should have a standard of knowledge, skill and competence equivalent to NFQ Level 3 when accessing a Level 4 programme. Applicants may have participated in primary and secondary education although no formal qualifications are required.

CERTIFICATION

QQI Level 4 Certificate in General Learning 4M2010

PROGRESSION

Students who successfully complete RTL may apply for entry to QQI level 5 courses in BCFE and other Colleges of Further Education. Students may also apply for entry to University Access courses.

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