Sel­skar Col­lege has the per­fect course to suit you

Gorey Guardian - - EDUCATION & COURSES -

WHETHER you have just com­pleted sec­ond level ed­u­ca­tion, or are an adult who would like to re­turn to ed­u­ca­tion, Sel­skar Col­lege should have a course to suit you. The cour­ses are full-time and last for one year.

Need an­other year to save for col­lege? You could de­fer your CAO place and take any Level 5 course. Many of our grad­u­ates who have gone on to third level have said that they felt bet­ter pre­pared and more con­fi­dent when they started their col­lege course com­pared to stu­dents who had gone di­rectly from school. They re­port that their knowl­edge and skills in re­la­tion to work­ing in­de­pen­dently, meet­ing dead­lines and com­pil­ing as­sign­ments and projects re­ally stood to them at col­lege. Our cour­ses could be just the step­ping stone you need, if you haven’t de­cided on your third level op­tions.

For some of you, the thought of fac­ing class­rooms, teach­ers and ex­ams may seem daunt­ing. Don’t let your anx­i­ety stop you from im­prov­ing your con­fi­dence and chances of em­ploy­ment. You will be sup­ported by friendly, pro­fes­sional staff, who know and un­der­stand your fam­ily com­mit­ments and they will help you to over­come any fears you may have. Projects and as­sess­ments for most sub­jects take place through­out the year so you take con­trol of your own learn­ing and pro­gres­sion through­out the course. Your fi­nal grade does not de­pend on one exam.

Should you de­cide to study fur­ther af­ter your course it may in­ter­est you to know that there are links from our cour­ses into 3rd level places in­clud­ing some of those avail­able at IT Car­low and Water­ford IT.

Please feel free to call in to look at our fa­cil­i­ties in West­gate or to meet with us to dis­cuss any course on of­fer. We can be con­tacted by email sel­skar­col­lege­[email protected] or tele­phone (053)9122753.

QQI Health­care Qual­i­fi­ca­tions

With a large num­ber of Health­care Agen­cies op­er­at­ing in County Wex­ford and a num­ber of new nurs­ing homes, there are more op­por­tu­ni­ties than ever for both full and part-time em­ploy­ment as a Health­care As­sis­tant. If you feel that the role of the Health­care As­sis­tant could be the job for you, you can gain your QQI level 5 qual­i­fi­ca­tions by study­ing part-time at CTEC. Classes run one full day per week and most learn­ers gain their full ma­jor award in less than 18 months.

QQI Child­care Qual­i­fi­ca­tions -level5&6

You can study for the QQI level 5 Early Child­hood Care & Ed­u­ca­tion Na­tional Cer­tifi­cate and QQI level 6 Early Child­hood Care & Ed­u­ca­tion Ad­vanced Cer­tifi­cate at evening classes at CTEC. Again, classes are mod­u­lar so you can study in the evenings un­til you gain your ma­jor award. Se­lected mod­ules at QQI level 6 are run fol­low­ing the Montes­sori Method­ol­ogy and you can also in­clude a Spe­cial Needs As­sis­tant (SNA) mod­ule to in­crease your op­por­tu­ni­ties for get­ting em­ploy­ment.

QQI level 6 Spe­cial Pur­pose Award in Train­ing & De­vel­op­ment

This new award has re­placed the pop­u­lar FETAC Train the Trainer qual­i­fi­ca­tion. It con­sists of two sep­a­rate mod­ules – QQI level 6 Train­ing Needs Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion and De­sign and QQI level 6 Train­ing De­liv­ery & Eval­u­a­tion. When you suc­cess­fully com­plete both mod­ules you will be awarded a QQI level 6 Spe­cial Pur­pose Award. If you al­ready have a FETAC level 6 Train the Trainer Award that is less than 5 years old, con­tact CTEC to see if you can gain an ex­emp­tion to­wards part of the new Spe­cial Pur­pose Award.

Com­puter Qual­i­fi­ca­tions

Whether you are a com­plete begin­ner or look­ing for a qual­i­fi­ca­tion to im­prove your ca­reer prospects, CTEC can of­fer a va­ri­ety of cour­ses from ECDL to QQI cour­ses in Pay­roll, Book­keep­ing, Ac­counts and Re­cep­tion and Of­fice Skills. Our Pay­roll course has been up­dated to in­clude the new PAYE Project to en­sure you are fully pre­pared for em­ploy­ment in this area.

FREE Train­ing Cour­ses at CTEC

CTEC is run­ning FREE Dig­i­tal Lit­er­acy for Cit­i­zens cour­ses funded by the Depart­ment of Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, Cli­mate Ac­tion & En­vi­ron­ment un­der the Dig­i­tal Skills for Cit­i­zen’s Grant Scheme. These cour­ses will in­tro­duce peo­ple to us­ing the In­ter­net, man­ag­ing email, stay­ing safe on­line as well as so­cial me­dia and on­line gov­ern­ment ser­vices and are aimed at those with no or lim­ited com­puter lit­er­acy. Cour­ses take place in CTEC, lo­cal li­braries and se­lected com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions through­out Wex­ford. Call CTEC to check el­i­gi­bil­ity cri­te­ria for these cour­ses.

Fund­ing for Cour­ses and In­stal­ment Pay­ment Plans

You may be el­i­gi­ble for fund­ing to­wards cer­ti­fied train­ing cour­ses from the Depart­ment of So­cial Pro­tec­tion depend­ing on your per­sonal cir­cum­stances and should check with your lo­cal In­treo Of­fice for de­tails. All CTEC course fees are payable by in­stal­ment. You can set up a pay­ment plan at our Re­cep­tion and there is no ad­di­tional charge for this ser­vice.

For ad­vice, in­for­ma­tion and to book a place on any of our train­ing pro­grammes, why not come to the CTEC Train­ing Cen­tre, 2nd floor Norse Gate House, St Peter’s Square – just op­po­site the band and dis­cuss train­ing needs with our staff. Or you can con­tact CTEC your on 053-9121036, by email at [email protected]­ford.ie or view the ex­ten­sive range of pro­grammes on our web­site – www.ctecwex­ford.ie. Fol­low CTEC on Face­book – www. face­book.com/ctecwex­ford.

CTEC grad­u­ates re­ceiv­ing QQI level 5 ma­jor awards in Health Ser­vice Skills, QQI level 5 and 6 ma­jor awards in Early Child­hood Care & Ed­u­ca­tion at CTEC 2018 Awards Cer­e­mony.’

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