Open evening will focus on part time and Springboard courses
AN OPEN evening takes place at Wicklow County Campus this month hosted by the faculty of Lifelong Learning to showcase their wide-range of part-time and ‘Springboard+’ courses.
Attendees will get the chance to find out more about Institute of Technology Carlow and the many benefits of being a student their Wicklow campus. A range of internationally-recognised courses are on offer, from masters degrees to certificate courses, across a variety of disciplines. They include: Business; Accounting; Law; Engineering; Computing; Science and Health; Social Care; Early Childhood Education and Care; PR and Media. Staff and current students will be present at the Open Evening to discuss the various courses in more detail. Employers will also be in attendance to discuss potential career opportunities for graduates.
The part-time courses available are part of the Institutes’s Lifelong Learning offering, which are available across its Wicklow, Carlow, or Wexford Campuses. One of the most attractive aspects of lifelong learning programmes is that they are designed to provide maximum choice and flexibility to learners.
There is the option of taking a full 60-credit programme in a single academic year, or to pursue one or two programme modules, gradually building up the credits necessary to obtain a major award at Degree, Honours Degree, Higher Diploma, Postgraduate Diploma and/or Masters Degree level.
This month’s open evening also coincides with the on-going recruitment of the Institute of Technology Carlow for its Springboard+ programmes commencing in September. The Springboard+ initiative offers fully-funded FREE third-level college places on a part-time basis to jobseekers and homemakers, which has led to thousands of participants returning to the workforce throughout the country.
Joseph Collins, Head of Faculty Lifelong Learning at Institute of Technology Carlow, said: ‘Upskilling is about building on existing qualifications and experience and it gives all of us an opportunity to change careers or to move to another level in our current careers. We are ready to accept applications for courses in a number of areas where there are real career opportunities and I would encourage people who are eligible for Springboard to contact us directly.’
This year, ‘Springboard+’ will provide 90 per cent funding for those wishing to study courses at NFQ levels 7,8 and 9 to those in employment which provides a great opportunity for people to upskill on a part time basis, whilst continuing to work and significantly reducing the cost of study.
The open day at Wicklow County Campus takes place on Tuesday, June 18 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.