Further Education – Sources of Information and Courses

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    When it comes to searching for and researching further education course options in Ireland, there is no shortage of information, especially On-Line. Every part-time, full-time, classroom, On-Line, blended-learning course is there for you to read about and understand. There are three main On-Line websites that contain any course that you may be looking for; you just need to take some time and patience to read about them and then choose the right one for you, based on your current or future ideal job / career.


    They are:

    • www.qualifax.ie
      • Qualifax is Ireland’s National Learners’ Database and is the \”one stop shop\” for learners and the public.   Comprehensive, annually updated information is provided about further and higher education and training options in Ireland and further afield. Articles and links are also provided to assist students, jobseekers, parents, guidance professionals and graduates to make informed choices for education, training and career pathways. Qualifax is a service provided by Quality and Qualifications Ireland.
    • www.careersportal.ie
      • CareersPortal provides all the tools you need to help you find and develop your career. We believe you deserve the best, and encourage you to spend time discovering what makes you different and unique, so you can build your own future. Above you will find links to our Junior Certificate, Transition Year and Leaving Certificate pages. Select the programme which is relevant to you and make use of the resources we have developed to guide you in exploring your future. You can access a range of resources designed to assist you with making sound, informed decisions about your career direction. As you progress through college, you change and grow and become more aware of what life has to offer.
    • www.fetchcourses.ie
      • Further Education and Training or FET, offers a wide variety of life-long education options to anyone over 16. FET includes apprenticeships, traineeships, Post Leaving Cert (PLC) courses, community and adult education as well as core literacy and numeracy services. FET courses and programmes are provided through the Education and Training Board network throughout the country as well as through other local providers including online through SOLAS’ eCollege. FET courses are provided at levels one to six on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).

    Do remember that before actually choosing the course and paying for I;  you need to know why you are doing it and that it is part of your future job / career plans, where it will deliver a new job, new career, a promotion and / or a brand new opportunity…

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