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This is a blended learning programme that gives students the opportunity to attend numerous colleges to study areas such as Dental Nursing, Veterinary Nursing, Applied Science, Engineering and many more. This is due to the successful completion of Maths and certain add on modules offered to students.
The full General Learning Level 5 is a one year full time blended learning programme which gives young students the opportunity to get ready for college both academically and financially.
Students must complete a minimum of 8 modules to achieve 120 credits for a level 5 QQI major award.
Students are required to complete a total of 8 modules which will be decided upon entry onto the General Learning programme.
To access programmes leading to this award the learner should have reached the standards of knowledge, skill and competence associated with the preceding level of the National Framework of Qualifications. This may have
been achieved through a formal qualification or through relevant life and work experience.
Achievement of this award will enable the learner to progress to either employment or further study at 3rd level.
Graduates of this course are eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to year one of a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities.
Upon successful completion of the General Learning QQI Level 5 with specific add-on modules, students will meet the course requirements for certain courses such as Veterinary Nursing, Social Studies, Child Care, Applied Science and many more at Athone I.T and numerous other colleges across the country.
Various assessment techniques will be used such as skills demonstrations, project work, collection of work and examinations.
The grade achieved will be determined by the grades achieved on the components:
This programme is focused on both academic and social development, while preparing students to progress to QQI level 4 or for employment.
This programme is focused on both academic and social development, while preparing students to progress to QQI level 5 or for employment.
This programme prepares students to progress within employment or continue within the educational system to third level or into an apprenticeship.