What is Wider Options?
It is a one year mature adult education programme ideally suited to: people who have been in the home for a number of years or have retired; those working in minimum-wage jobs who wish to progress their career; mature people who left school early without a formal qualification; people with school going children who wish to do something for themselves.
The course provides an introduction to the main areas of business theory and training in the relevant computer practices used in the modern office/business environment. There are no formal educational requirements for this course but applicants must have a basic level of literacy. Core classes are between 9am and 1.10 daily to facilitate people with school going children. Optional modules are available in the afternoons.
For further details about the course or the Information Morning, please contact St. Conleth's Community College at 045 431417 or Adult Education Guidance Service at 045 448512.
A SECOND CHANCE
The door to worthwhile employment remains firmly closed to many people who would like to work but cannot due to their low levels of education and lack of skills demanded by to-day’s high-tech workplace. However, just because you left school early, or did not achieve qualifications the first time round does not mean that you have no chance of escaping the unemployment trap. One of the most successful forms of second chance education is provided by Co. Kildare VEC Adult & Further Education Centres throughout the country.
Kildare VEC Adult & Further Education Centre invites anyone interested in further education courses to an Open Day in their new premises on 2nd floor, Aras Slainte (new Newbridge Medical/Dental Centre) on Wednesday, 22nd May from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm. You can find out about the full time courses available, most of which are at FETAC/QQI Level 5 which is the equivalant of Leaving Cert standard.
Kildare VEC Adult Education Guidance Service has also relocated to the same premises so if you would like to find out information about other courses or explore your options you can make an appointment with our Guidance Counsellor to get a clearer focus on how to proceed.
We look forward to seeing you.
SUSI-Student Universal Support Ireland is the single awarding authority for student grants.
You will be able to make your ONLINE student grant application for the 2013/2014 academic year from mid May 2013. Make sure you have all supporting documentation ready beforehand to avoid delays in processing.
(Check out the earlier post on 19th March for step-by-step information on SUSI application/required documentation.)