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part-funded Return to Learning programmes

This is our way of supporting you in developing your learning potential for the future. To do this we are part-funding two programmes that will enable you to take your first step on your educational journey.

Learning to Learn (Single Subject Certificate) NFQ Level 6 Learning to Learn is an integral part of all of our academic programmes. It is designed to support students in their transition to becoming independent learners in higher education. Firstly you will discover what your own personal learning style is – and develop note taking skills and study strategies based on this. It will also help you plan and manage your future studies.

COURSE CONTENT • • • • • • •

What is Learning? Study and Learning Skills Communications Team Work and Creativity Academic Referencing Learn Competent Writing Skills Time Management Skills

This course will run for 9 weeks on Thursday evenings from 7.00pm to 9.00pm, commencing at 7.00pm on Thursday 19 September 2013.

Course Fee


Any student who attends and successfully completes Learning to Learn will be granted an exemption from Learning to Learn on their chosen course of study, and the fee of €90 will be deducted from the tuition fee due on their chosen course. (only where Learning to Learn is a module on their chosen course)

We are taking applications now

Become Assertive and Improve your SelfEsteem and Confidence The aim of this course is to provide you with skills that will assist you to become more assertive in your daily life, including confidence development and building self-esteem. The philosophy of the course is that being assertive is just an attitude of mind with an accompanying set of beliefs about yourself and the world around you. This course is about acknowledging your abilities, accepting your potential and informing you on how to realise such potential. This course will also attempt to assist those who are seeking to move jobs to be more organised, planned and assertive, as they engage with the interview process.

COURSE CONTENT • What is being assertive? • Learn to be assertive in a positive way • Tools to recognise and build your-self esteem • Positive thoughts to build your confidence • How to approach and make decisions with confidence • Know you strengths and start enjoying living your life and leading it! • Managing change in your life? Do you need to make changes? • Job preparation skills and career searching. • Application preparation, tips on CV writing and interview skills. This course would be very beneficial for those needing to build confidence and self-esteem as they seek to obtain new careers or further their existing careers. It will also assist those who are interested in improving their lives in general to achieve success. This course will run for 6 weeks on Tuesday evenings from 7.00pm to 9.00pm, commencing at 7.00pm Tuesday 24 September 2013. The course fee is €90.

Take the first step  

Department of Lifelong Learning, Athlone Institute of Technology