Our QQI (formerly fetac) level 4 course runs in parallel with the school year and is suited to people aged over 16 yrs. It has a heavy focus on adventure sports with kayaking, climbing, mountain skills and sailing forming the major part of the programme. The course is designed with unconventional learners in mind, we have 4 days outdoors, learning practical skills and just 1 day in class on academic modules.
Our courses is an excellent route into a level 5 FETAC course or an apprenticeship with FÁS so is ideal for anyone who hasn’t completed the leaving cert but wants to further their education or training. A level 4 fetac major award is also a minimum requirement for entry to many forms of employment.
This course is designed and highly suited to early school leavers, those who have had problems engaging with the regular education system and anyone going back to education after a long absence. All our tutors have years of experience working with young people in residential care, crime diversion projects, clients of drug rehabilitation services and youth groups generally.
The development of learners personal and interpersonal skills as well as emotional intelligence is a key objective of this education and training programme. Opportunities to develop these skills are facilitated by our tutors and arise through every module.
The core skills that students typically develop include: · taking initiative · taking responsibility for one’s own learning and progress · problem solving · applying theoretical knowledge in practical contexts · being numerate and literate · listening effectively · communicating orally and in writing · working effectively in group situations · understanding health and safety issues · reflecting on and evaluating quality of own learning and achievement – team working – leadership – increased fitness