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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 this course?

The Return to Learning course is a foundation course for adults supported by the Back to Education Initiative (BTEI).

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 (BTEI) course enables adults to return to learning in a positive and supportive environment. 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

  • Students who successfully complete RTL may apply for entry to any of the QQI Level 5 courses in BCFE and other Colleges of Further Education. • Students may also apply for entry to University Access courses such as the QQI Level 5 course Pre-University Post Primary Teacher Training in BCFE.


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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