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Return to Learning Level 4

Course Code RTL

NFQ Level 4

Duration 1 Year

QQI Code 4M2010

Award QQI Level 4 Certificate in General Learning

The 1-year Return to Learning (BTEI) course is a foundation course for adults to return to education to learn English, Maths, computer skills and more.

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Why choose Return to Learning?

The aim of this foundation 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 Students gain the knowledge and skills necessary for further study.

The Return to Learning course is supported by the Back to Education Initiative (BTEI) that enables adults to return to learning in a positive and supportive Classes are small and personal attention is assured.

This programme is timetabled for a maximum of 17 hours per week to facilitate learners combining their learning with family and other commitments.

What will you study?

  • Communications (4N0689)
  • Mathematics (4N1987)
  • Word Processing (4N1123)
  • Information Technology Skills (4N1125)
  • Work Experience (5N1356)
  • Customer Service (4N1989)
  • Entrepreneurial Skills (4N1128)
  • Personal and Interpersonal Development (4N1131)

What do you need to apply?

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

Progression Opportunities


Overall, … the RTL course was a great experience and gave me great confidence moving forward in my life
Cheryl Finnerty
Return to Learning, (RTL 2017 – 2018)

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