General Learning (QQI Level 3) Part Time
The purpose of this award is to enable the learner to develop the relevant knowledge skill and competence to use a range of skills and tools, under direction and with limited autonomy, in familiar situations. It enables the learner to participate in and contribute to modern society, to pursue a range of employment opportunities or to progress to further education or training.
This part time course is also ideal for those who left school early and have never completed any exams. The class is small and students have regular feedback on how they are progressing. In some cases students might need additional one-to-one support for a few weeks which can be provided.
- Learners will have appropriate reading, writing and numeracy skills. It is therefore expected that learners availing of this programme will be at the levels of knowledge, skill and competence associated with the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) Level 2.
- The learner participating in this programme will have expressed an interest in improving their literacy, numeracy, ICT and planning skills and will be willing to learn skills in new areas. The learner will be able to take some responsibility for their own learning and demonstrate some autonomy in a classroom setting where there is supervision and direction.
- It is expected that learners availing of this programme will come from diverse social, educational and cultural backgrounds. This may include those of all ages who have not completed formal second level education, people who are educationally disadvantaged or have gaps in their educational achievement to date and those who wish to return to learning.
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*Subject to change*
1 year part time course
1day per week (TBD) 9:30am to 2:30pm
On successfully completing the programme students will be in a good position to progress onto further education. Many of our students have progressed onto and successfully completed our Level 4, level 5 and level 6 courses.
This area of study will enhance student’s career opportunities.
There is no fee for this course.*Laois and Offaly Education and Training Board reserves the right to refuse course admission and/or completion.
General Learning (QQI Level 3)
Start Date September 2022
End Date June 2023
- Study Room
- Free Parking
- Disabled Parking
Lisa McEvoy, ALO
Centre Opening Times
Read what our past students have to say about their experience with Portarlington Further Education and Training Centre
After successfully completing the first year of course I was lucky enough to get work experience, as an Accounts Assistant.”