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Return to Learning

Course Code(s):  5M3114 RTL
QQI Award Code:  5M3114 General Studies
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Ballyfermot College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code 5M3114 RTL
QQI Award Code 5M3114 General Studies
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

The Return to Learning 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.

What will you Study?

Communications 5N0690
Mathematics
Social Studies 5N1370
Human Resources
Human Growth and Development 5N1297
Word Processing 5N1358
Research and Study Skills 5N3113
Personal And Professional Development 5N2985
Painting 5N1302
Drawing 5N1862
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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ELAXX 5M3114

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