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Prospectus 2017-2018


­Welcome­to­Sligo­College­of­Further­Education Sligo­College­of­Further­Education­is­the­largest­provider­of­Further­Education­in the­Northwest­offering­a­diverse­range­of­courses­for­Post­Leaving­Certificate and­mature­students.­We­have­close­links­with­our­neighbour,­Sligo­Institute­of Technology­and­we­also­work­closely­with­industry­and­the­professions,­thus ensuring­excellent­employment­opportunities­and­progression­to­Higher Education­Institutions­for­our­graduates. Our highly qualified and experienced teachers are dedicated to the educational development and advancement of all our students. Our facilities include specialist classrooms across all of our courses and rank among the best in the country. For those requiring accommodation there is an extensive range of good quality affordable houses/apartments within walking distance of the College. Sligo is a vibrant and dynamic town with over 6000 Third Level/Further Education students and has excellent sporting and recreational facilities. I am confident that you will find a course that will help you achieve your ambitions and progress your education.

David McGuinness Principal


Contents General Information ...............................................1 Courses & Fees ......................................................3 Student Accommodation ........................................6 Student Progression ...............................................7 Higher Education Links Scheme ..............................8 FAQ’s .....................................................................10 Business­&­Computing.....................................................15 Business Administration .........................................16 Legal Studies..........................................................18 Business Level 6 .....................................................20 Software Development ...........................................22 Tourism Studies & Event Management ....................24 Tourism with Business Level 6................................26 Theatre Production.................................................28 Introduction to Hotel Management .........................30 Health,­Care­and­Social­Studies....................................32 Social Studies .........................................................33 Childcare and Pre-School Education .......................35 Childcare Level 6....................................................37 Nursing Studies......................................................40 Health Care Assistant .............................................43 Health Care Supervisory Management.....................45 Community Development Level 6 ...........................47 Health Science & Complementary Therapies ...........50 Design .....................................................................................53 Building Technology and Design ............................54 Art & Design ..........................................................57 Interior Design .......................................................59 Design ...................................................................61 Furniture Making & Design .....................................63 Science­/­Engineering­&­Services................................66 Engineering Technology .........................................67 Occupational Health and Safety ..............................69 Construction Technology with Renewable Energy Systems.....................................71 Veterinary Assistant ...............................................74 Security Studies......................................................76 Food Science & Nutrition ........................................78 Hairdressing­&­Beauty .....................................................80 Hairdressing...........................................................81 Hairdressing (City & Guilds – Year 2) ......................83 Make-up Artistry....................................................85

Open­Evening­2017/18 Tuesday 29th Aug 2017, from 5-7pm Wednesday 21st March 2018, from 6-8pm

Interview­Dates­2017 Tuesday 28th to Fri 1st Sept Student Induction Mon 4th to Fri 8th Sept Classes begin Mon 11th Sept

Graduation­Ceremony­2018 Wednesday 2nd May at 3 pm Radisson Blu Hotel, Ballincar, Rosses Point, Sligo.

Administration­Office Opening Hours Mon – Fri 8:30am – 5:00pm Open During Lunch College Secretary Ms Noeleen Henry

Sligo­CFE­Contact­Details Sligo College of Further Education Clarion Road, Ballinode, Sligo. F91 DY66 Phone: Fax: Email:

07191 45480 07191 41084 sligocfe@msletb.ie / ballinodecollege@msletb.ie

Website:

www.sligocfe.ie

@SligoCFE Sligo College of Further Education


General Information Location of Sligo CFE Sligo CFE is located on the Clarion Road, opposite the Clarion Hotel and adjacent to Sligo Institute of Technology. It is a fifteen minute walk from Sligo rail and bus station and is served by local bus route S1. The N15 is also easily accessed.

Benefits of studying at Sligo CFE • Excellent range of courses

• Superb resources and facilities

• Internationally recognised qualifications

• Stepping stone to employment

• Apply directly to Sligo CFE (Non CAO Application)

or further/higher education

• Minimum entry requirements

• Friendly, inclusive environment

• PLC Maintenance Grants available

• Committed and experienced staff

Learners at Sligo CFE include • School leavers

• Second-chance learners

• Mature learners

• Recently unemployed

• Graduates

• Learners seeking employment

• International learners

• Learners seeking to progress to Third Level

Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) In 2012, Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) was established as the new integrated agency (replacing FETAC, HETAC, NQAI and incorporating the functions of IUQB). Awards and qualifications formerly made by FETAC continue to be recognised, as they are placed on the National Framework of Qualifications. All awards at Sligo CFE are recognised at either Level 5 or 6 on the NFQ. All learners enrolling on courses at Sligo CFE who successfully complete their course of study will receive NFQ Certificates now awarded by QQI. 1


Other Awarding Bodies Some Sligo CFE courses are accredited by other national and international awarding bodies including: ITEC and City & Guilds (International Therapy Examination Council)

Guidance and Counselling This service is available to all learners throughout the year on an individual basis. The Guidance Counsellor is available to discuss all aspects of course work and to assist in future career and course decisions. All counselling and support is offered on a confidential basis.

Learner Code of Conduct Learners are expected to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to Further Education. Sligo CFE regulations are broadly based on practices found in the workplace, in terms of attendance, punctuality, treatment of fellow learners and members of staff, work input, study habits, attitude and completion of course work. This includes health and safety awareness and practice.

Learner­Facilities • Lecture Rooms

• Science Laboratory

• Six fully equipped Computer Suites

• Construction Workshops

• Wi-Fi throughout the college

• PLC drop in centre for colour printing

• Student Cards

• A dedicated Nursing Room

• Photocopying Service

• Dedicated Design/Architectural Drawing Studio

• Wheelchair Access

• Industry Standard Equipment

Work­Experience Work experience is an integral part of all Sligo CFE Courses. Learners are encouraged to select work placements that match their career needs. Learners often secure offers of employment following work placement.

Annual­Graduation­Ceremony­ • A highlight of the Sligo CFE Calendar, usually in early May • All learners who have completed their course are welcome to attend. 2


Fees As Sligo CFE is funded by the European Social Fund, there are no tuition fees for EU Nationals. The following course and other Fees apply: • Students Services Fee (€250) to cover such things as photocopying, equipment, licenses etc. However some courses charge additional fees where the cost of materials for that course is higher • QQI Examination Fee of €50. Some courses have additional examination fees if they are accredited by bodies other than QQI, e.g. City & Guilds or ITEC. • PLC Government Levy of €200. This is an annual levy and learners on PLC courses of more than one year’s duration must pay this levy for each year of that course. Details of exemptions for payment of this levy to learners, is shown in the table below • Learners should budget for extra costs for example textbooks, registration with professional bodies, media consumables and field trips etc. which may be incurred • The fee payment and refund policy is available at www.sligocfe.ie Exemptions:

Medical Card

Grant

BTEA

VTOS

Student Services Fees

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-

-

-

PLC Government Levy

Exempt

Exempt

Exempt

Exempt

QQI Examinations Fee

Exempt (QQI only) -

-

Exempt

Explanation of Fees Student Services Fee

The Student Services Fee supplements funding provided by the Department of Education and Skills. Items such as photocopying, bus expenses, telephone, web-texting and postal expenses on behalf of the learner are included along with specialist course equipment.

PLC Government Levy

All learners must pay the PLC Government Levy unless they are exempt (See Above)

Exam Fee (QQI)

Fees charged by the examining body to validate the learner award.

Additional Fees

Some courses incur additional expenses due to necessary equipment such as hairdressing materials, specialist makeup, medical equipment, art materials, etc.

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Sources­of­Financial­Support­ PLC­Maintenance­Grant­ All applications for grants must be made online to SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland). Applications for the 2017/18 academic year will open when the 2017 Grants Scheme is announced by the Department of Education and Skills. Applicants who wish to apply for a PLC Maintenance Grant should first check their eligibility at www.susi.ie.

Vocational­Training­Opportunities­Scheme­(VTOS) The Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme allows unemployed people over 21 the opportunity to return to full time education without losing their benefits. It applies to all courses offered at Sligo CFE and applicants must be in receipt of one of a number of social welfare supports for at least six months. For further details about VTOS, contact the Admissions Office at Sligo CFE or refer to www.vtos.ie.

Back­to­Education­Allowance­(BTEA) This scheme is run by the Department of Social Protection and allows people in receipt of certain social welfare payments to retain those payments whilst participating in full-time further education courses. Further details about the BTEA Scheme are available from Social Welfare: www.welfare.ie or www.studentsfinance.ie

HEA­Fund­for­Learners­with­Disabilities The “Fund for Learners with Disabilities” allocates funding to further and higher education colleges for the provision of services and supports to full-time students with disabilities. Applications to the fund are made on behalf of an eligible learner by Sligo CFE.

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Student Accommodation Finding accommodation can sometimes be a major headache for students. To ensure that you enjoy your experience it’s crucial that you make the right decision and choose the accommodation that suits you best. There is a wide range of student accommodation available in Sligo Town and within close proximity to the college. Self-catering apartments, shared student houses and Digs are also available. Please see the attached map for more information or visit www.sligocfe.ie and follow the links under Admission Information.

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Student Progression and your Qualification

All our courses offer certification under the newly established Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI). QQI replaces the National Qualification Authority of Ireland (NQAI), Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC), the Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC), and the functions of the Irish Universities Quality Board (IQUB). QQI operates a National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) making it easier to compare the standard of courses and awards. The Framework consists of ten levels based on specified standards of knowledge, skill and competence. These standards define the outcomes to be achieved by learners seeking to gain awards at each level. This framework is designed so that different levels of qualifications can be commonly recognised at home and abroad. Progression routes are clearly outlined. All awards at Sligo CFE are recognised at either Level 5 or 6 on the NFQ.

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Higher Education Links Scheme Progression Routes for Higher Education The HELS (Higher Education Links Scheme) provides progression opportunities for learners achieving QQI-Fetac Level 5 and Level 6 major awards and who are interested in applying for Higher Education programmes through the CAO (Central Applications Office). Since its inception over a decade ago, the scheme has expanded progression routes to Higher Education programmes. Programmes leading to Level 5 and Level 6 Major Awards are available with providers who have programmes validated with QQI. To get full details of the range of Higher Education institutions and programmes available under the scheme, please contact the admissions office of the individual Higher Education institution or visit www.cao.ie

Rules for Eligibility to the Higher Education Links Scheme • Progression requires a Level 5 or Level 6 major award, with at least 120 credits • Component awards, or achievement of less than 120 credits, will not suffice • The applicant is responsible for ensuring their provider applies to QQI for a Major Award prior to application to CAO

Applicants MUST check both the individual Higher Education institution and CAO websites to ensure they meet any special requirements including for example: • Achievement of particular component(s) award • Specific grades in individual components • Additional awards, such as mathematics • Whether the institution requires all credits be achieved in a ‘single sitting’

What does ‘single sitting’ mean? A major award may be achieved over more than one year. Some Higher Education institutions require the achievement of 120 credits within a ‘single sitting’ between 1 August and 31 July of any certification year. Check the CAO and Higher Education institutions’ websites.

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The Scoring System The scoring system applies where all the requirements for the major award are met, ie when the specified component awards have been achieved, totalling 120 credits. To calculate your score, you must know the credit value of your component awards.

Achievement of each component award is graded as Distinction, Merit or Pass. Distinction grade is weighted at 3.333°, Merit at 2.222° and Pass at 1.111°. This is then multiplied by the individual component credit value to a maximum 120 credits. For components with a credit value of less than 5 credits, multiply the credit value by 15. Components leading to the best 120 credits are scored and applicants are ranked accordingly. The best 120 credits come from component awards achieved with the highest grades. A score of 400 points is the most that can be achieved.

We­calculate­the­best­score­obtained­for­each­applicant­and­then­forward­these­results to­the­CAO­in­July­of­each­year.­­

Practical steps to calculating your own score · List your component awards, ranking them in order of Distinction, Merit, and / or Pass to a total value of 120 credits. The best score is achieved through counting the highest grades up to 120 credits · For a component award that is not part of the Common Award System (CAS) with a credit value of less than 15, multiply the credit value by 15. For example, a component might have a credit value of 1, therefore 1x15=15. · Multiply the credit value by the grade weighting. It is simplest to do this by scoring 3 for Distinction, 2 for merit and 1 for Pass, multiplying the total by 10 and dividing by 9. View scoring examples below.

Important Documents

Note:­Applicants­are­advised­to­confirm­linked­awards,­any­additional­module requirements,­application­processes­and­scoring­systems­with­the­Admission­Offices of­the­participating­higher­education­institutions­or­visit www.cao.ie.

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FAQ’s Grants and Funding Am I entitled to any financial help? Sligocfe will not adjudicate on whether any learner is entitled to financial help or not. It is the learners responsibility to contact the Department of Social Protection if they are in receipt of benefits or SUSI (universal grant awarding body) for grant information.

Where can I seek financial help? Student Maintenance Grants: www.studentfinance.ie. VTOS (Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme) Contact MSL ETB BTEA (Back to Education Allowance Scheme) Contact local Social Welfare Office Other funding www.studentfinance.ie.

What types of grants are available? Grants are available to learner’s at Sligocfe on the same basis as they are to other third level learners subject to means test. Details of the Grant Scheme are available from www.studentfinance.ie.

Am I eligible for Back to Education Allowance (BTEA)? Refer to your Social Welfare Officer.

If I am entitled to a grant or allowance how much will they be? • The maintenance grant is means tested and the award of a grant amount is the responsibility of www.susi.ie. • The VTOS allowance will cover all fees and most of the costs associated with your course. • The BTEA allowance is limited and you are asked to refer to your social welfare office for full details.

If I receive a grant or allowance, will I still pay the €200 Government Levy? Learners who receive a maintenance grant, VTOS or BTEA allowance are exempt from this Government Levy on production of the valid documentation.

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Do any fee exemptions apply? Refer to www.sligocfe.ie Medical Card

Grant

BTEA

VTOS

NON-EU

PLC Government Levy

Exempt

Exempt

Exempt

Exempt

Exempt

QQI Examinations Fee

Exempt (QQI only)

Student Services Fees

Exempt

How much does my course cost? Full course details are listed under Admissions Information on www.sligocfe.ie

When do the fees have to be paid? Registration fees have to be paid prior to course commencement. Balance of fees to be paid in full by September 30th.

Childcare – Cets Scheme Please note that the Cets Childcare Scheme run by the Department of Social Protection does not apply to learners on PLC courses.

Application Procedures I have applied for a course at Sligocfe. What happens next? When you first apply for a course you will receive an email response from the College with details of how to login to track your application status on the College's Enrol system. In due course, the College will issue you with an invitation to attend interview by way of email and SMS text.

When will I be called for Interview? You will be called for interview in May or August depending on which course you have applied for. Following your interview you will be offered a place, placed on a waiting list or advised of other course options.

I have been offered a place on a course. What happens next? When you have subsequently been offered a place your status will be amended in your Enrol account with the College. While we endeavour to communicate with you via email and SMS text, on occasion an email may be blocked by your provider's SPAM filter. Please remember you can always check any communication from the College by logging on to the Enrol system.

How do I accept an offer of a place? Course offers will be made upon completion of a suitability interview. When you have been offered a place on a course you will see the relevant correspondence appear on your Enrol account, and a new section to make payments will become visible. To accept an offer of a place on the course, you must login to your Enrol account via www.sligocfe.ie 11


How can I check the status of my application? While changes to the status of your application are communicated to you via SMS and email, you can also check your status at any time by logging into the College Enrol system. At application stage, you will have received an email with your username (login-id) and password. You can go to the login page to input these credentials to view a history of our correspondence with you and make payment of any fees. Alternatively, you can enter the email address you included in your original application in the "Forgotten Your Password" section and click Submit to be sent a reminder.

I can't see any emails coming from the College. Is there something wrong? If you do not receive an email from the College it is likely that your provider's SPAM filter has blocked our emails. You can check if this is the case by examining your "Spam" or "Filtered" folder. Most email providers provide tools to unblock legitimate emails. Please refer to your email providers help pages for instructions to unblock our emails to you.

When must I make the balance of payment? Due dates for fees are outlined on www.sligocfe.ie It is expected that all fees will have been paid in full by September, 30th.

When does College start? Induction commences in early September with timetabled classes commencing in midSeptember.

I wish to change my first preference course to another course. What do I do? Please contact the College to request a change of course.

Under the Back To Education Enhancements announced recently by the Minister, applicants who already hold a Level 5 or 6 qualification under the National Framework of Qualifications will now be allowed to undertake further courses of study at either of these levels to further their professional/career development and their overall job prospects.

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Timetables How long will my college day be? The length of the day depends on the course of study. Classes commence at 9am. Sligocfe has a common lunch break from 1.45-2.20pm when classes resume until 4:10pm.

Will I be in the college five days per week? This depends on your course of study.

When will my timetable be available? Timetables are available at induction usually the first week in September.

How late are my days likely to finish? Classes are timetabled up to an including 4:10pm from Monday to Thursday. Classes finish at 1:45 on Friday.

What time does the college close/open? Sligocfe opens at 8.00am and closes at 6pm.

What way are the breaks structured throughout the day? There is a morning break at 11.40am for 20 minutes. The common lunch break runs from 1:45 -2.20pm daily.

Higher Links Can I continue to a university after I finish my course? Yes. Sligocfe awards are certified at QQI Level 5 or Level 6. A learner can use this award to progress to further or higher education through the links scheme. This scheme links QQI Level 5 Certificates and Level 6 Advanced Certificate to reserved places on a variety of higher education programmes. Sligocfe also has advanced entry links with a number of IOT’s and Universities such as IT Sligo and a number of nursing colleges in the UK.

How do I apply for a third level place using the award I gained at Sligocfe? Each applicant applies through the CAO system by the set application date (www.cao.ie). In July QQI results are issued to the CAO and the participating institutions (Universities, Institutes of Technology and private 3rd Level Colleges)

Are there minimum requirements to avail of the higher links? Each CAO course will identify if there are any special entry requirements. However learners should note that CAO course offers will be made based on the number of distinctions a learner achieves.

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How many places are held kept for Sligocfe graduates in third level institutes? Each third level institution sets aside a certain number of places for QQI applicants. No college of Further Education is entitled to reserve places.

Does every course have a higher links option? Yes. However QQI awards are undergoing change to a Common Awards System (CAS). As a result links to the new awards are still being finalised. Learners are advised to check the websites of the IOT’s or Universities that they are interested in for further information.

Facilities Are there canteen facilities on site? Yes. Sligocfe has a large canteen facility that is serviced by an outside catering company. Learners can purchase fresh sandwiches, wraps, dinners, tea/coffee, minerals and snacks. .

Is there a car park for learners? Yes. Learners have access to parking facilities across the road from the campus for a minimal daily fee. There is also on-site parking for a number of pupils. Details of availability are issued at registration.

Is Sligocfe always a busy place? Yes. Sligocfe is a vibrant creative institute where learners are actively engaged in creative learning. Due to the nature of the courses on offer at Sligocfe many learners events are held throughout the year along with a large number of field trips.

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Business Administration - 5M2468 This one year full-time course provides students with the practical skills and knowledge necessary for the dynamic world of business. THIS­COURSE­IS­DESIGNED­TO This course is designed to help students develop the essential skills and techniques which form the basis for a career in industry, commerce or the public service. The course comprises both theoretical and practical modules, and students will gain an understanding of both manual and integrated bookkeeping.

COURSE­CONTENT l l l l l l l l l

Customer Service 5N0972 Database Methods 5N0783 Communications 5N0690 Work Experience 5N1356 Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977 Business Administration Skills 5N1610 Word Processing 5N1358 Internet 5N1611 Book Keeping 5N1354

COURSE­REQUIREMENTS l

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Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent (mature students welcome) Interview Mature applicants welcome

OPTIONAL­MODULES Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths (5N1833) as an extra module.

CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Award in Business Administration (5M2468)

CAREER­OPPORTUNITIES Career opportunities in the following areas become accessible through the progression routes from this course to third-level colleges. Requirements for progression may change or new progression paths become available. Modules may also need to change to facilitate learner needs. l l l l l

Office and Business Administration Business Accounting Marketing Tourism 16


PROGRESSION­TO­HIGHER­EDUCATION l

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Graduates may gain entry to Third Level Institutes and Colleges through the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme. Click here for details of QQI Higher Education Links Click here for details of CAO QQI Requirements Lookup

The following are the most relevant courses;

Sligo­College­of­Further­Education l l

Advanced Certificate in Business Level 6 Tourism with Business Level 6

SG­Institute­of­Technology­Sligo l l l l

SG101 SG105 SG108 SG338

Business Business Business Business

Level 6 in Office Administration Level 6 in Accounting Level 6 in Tourism with Event Management Level 7

LY­Letterkenny­Institute­of­Technology l l

LY107 Bachelor of Business in Management Level 7 LY127 Bachelor of Business in Marketing Level 7

Galway­Mayo­Institute­of­Technology l l l

GA170 GA182 GA181

Bachelor of Business Level 7 Bachelor of Business Level 8 Bachelor of Business in Accounting Level 8

FEES l l l l

Student Services Registration Fee: €250 DES Programme Participation Contribution: €200 QQI Examination Fees: €50 Class Materials: €0

TOTAL:­€500 (The following exemptions apply: (1) Medical Card Holders - €250 (2) BTEA - €200 (3) Grant - €200)

DURATION

This is a full-time one-year course and runs from September to May.

FOR­MORE­INFORMATION

Phone 071-9145480 or Email sligocfe@msletb.ie

PLEASE­NOTE

A new national Common Awards System (CAS) is being introduced by QQI for Further Education and Training programmes. Sligocfe reserves the right to make changes in any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the Institute and a student or third party. 17


Legal Studies - 5M3789 This one year full-time course facilitates the learner to demonstrate a broad range of knowledge of the purpose, context and operation of the Irish legal system.

THIS­COURSE­IS­DESIGNED­TO

This course is designed to help students develop the essential skills and techniques which form the basis for a career in business, commerce, public service or the legal industry. The course comprises both theoretical and practical modules.

COURSE­CONTENT l l l l l l l l

Business Law 5N2091 Legal Practice and Procedures 5N1394 Communications 5N0690 Work Experience 5N1356 Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977 Business Administration Skills 5N1610 Word Processing 5N1358 Customer Service 5N0972

COURSE­REQUIREMENTS l

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Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent (mature students welcome) Interview Mature applicants welcome

OPTIONAL­MODULES

Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths (5N1833) as an extra module.

CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Award in Legal Studies (5M3789)

CAREER­OPPORTUNITIES

Career opportunities in the following areas become accessible through the progression routes from this course to third-level colleges. Requirements for progression may change or new progression paths become available. Modules may also need to change to facilitate learner needs. l l l l l l

Office and Business Administration Business Accounting Marketing Tourism Legal Profession 18


PROGRESSION­TO­HIGHER­EDUCATION l l l

Graduates may gain entry to Third Level Institutes and Colleges through the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme. Click here for details of QQI Higher Education Links Click here for details of CAO QQI Requirements Lookup

The following are the most relevant courses;

Sligo­College­of­Further­Education l l

Advanced Certificate in Business Level 6 Tourism with Business Level 6

SG­Institute­of­Technology­Sligo

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SG101 Business Level 6 SG105 Business in Office Administration Level 6 SG108 Business in Accounting Level 6

LY­Letterkenny­Institute­of­Technology l l

LY107 Bachelor of Business in Management Level 7 LY127 Bachelor of Business in Marketing Level 7

Galway­Mayo­Institute­of­Technology l l l

GA170 GA182 GA181

Bachelor of Business Level 7 Bachelor of Business Level 8 Bachelor of Business in Accounting Level 8

CK­University­College­Cork l

CK301 Law (Pathways) Level 8 (Minimum 5 Distinctions to include 5N2091, 5N1394 & 5N0690)

DC­Dublin­City­University l

FEES l l l l

DC232

Law & Society Level 8 (Minimum 5 Distinctions including a Language or C3 at Higher Level)

Student Services Registration Fee: €250 DES Programme Participation Contribution: €200 QQI Examination Fees: €50 Class Materials: €0

TOTAL:­€500 (The following exemptions apply: (1) Medical Card Holders - €250 (2) BTEA €200 (3) Grant - €200)

DURATION

This is a full-time one-year course and runs from September to May.

FOR­MORE­INFORMATION

Phone 071-9145480 or Email sligocfe@msletb.ie

PLEASE­NOTE

A new national Common Awards System (CAS) is being introduced by QQI for Further Education and Training programmes. Sligocfe reserves the right to make changes in any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the Institute and a student or third party. 19


Business Level 6 - 6M4985 This one year full-time course provides students with the necessary skills for direct entry into a wide range of employment including Banking, Insurance, Commercial, and Service industries, HSE, Public Service and Local Government. Students must have completed a linked QQI Level 5 course. Students will have the opportunity to advance to management and administrative positions within these organisations.

THIS­COURSE­IS­DESIGNED­TO

This course is designed to help students develop the essential skills and techniques which form the basis for a career in industry, commerce or the public service. The course comprises both theoretical and practical modules, and students will gain an understanding of Business Management. COURSE­CONTENT l Business Management 6N4310 l Customer Service 6N0697 l Communications 6N1950 l Work Experience 6N1946 l Spreadsheets 6N4089 l Word Processing 6N4977 l The Internet 5N1611 l Web Authoring 6N2532

COURSE­REQUIREMENTS l Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent l It is preferable for candidates to have a relevant QQI Level 5 qualification (or equivalent) in a business related area or relevant life experience. l Interview l Mature applicants welcome

CERTIFICATION

QQI Level 6 Award in Advanced Certificate in Business (6M4985)

CAREER­OPPORTUNITIES

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Office and Business Administration Business Accounting Marketing Tourism

CERTIFICATION

QQI Level 6 Award in Advanced Certificate in Business (6M4985) 20


CAREER­OPPORTUNITIES Career opportunities in the following areas become accessible through the progression routes from this course to third-level colleges. Requirements for progression may change or new progression paths become available. Modules may also need to change to facilitate learner needs. l l l l l

Office and Business Administration Business Accounting Marketing Tourism

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Graduates may gain entry to Third Level Institutes and Colleges through the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme. Click here for details of QQI Higher Education Links Click here for details of CAO QQI Requirements Lookup

The following are the most relevant courses;

SG­Institute­of­Technology­Sligo l l

SG536 Bachelor of Business Level 7 SG338 Business in Tourism with Event Management Level 7

LY­Letterkenny­Institute­of­Technology l l

LY107 Bachelor of Business in Management Level 7 LY127 Bachelor of Business in Marketing Level 7

Galway­Mayo­Institute­of­Technology l l l

GA170 Bachelor of Business Level 7 GA182 Bachelor of Business Level 8 GA181 Bachelor of Business in Accounting Level 8

FEES l l l l

Student Services Registration Fee: €250 DES Programme Participation Contribution: €200 QQI Examination Fees: €50 Class Materials: €0

TOTAL:­€500 (The following exemptions apply: (1) Medical Card Holders - €250 (2) BTEA - €200 (3) Grant - €200)

DURATION

This is a full-time one-year course and runs from September to May.

FOR­MORE­INFORMATION

Phone 071-9145480 or Email sligocfe@msletb.ie 21


Software Development - 5M0529 This one year full-time course aims to enable the learner to design, develop and test software components and systems in a workplace environment, working as a team member under supervision, while contributing to the workflow for the finished product and leading to employment in a range of sectors.

THIS­COURSE­IS­DESIGNED­TO

Provide students with skills and training that will enable them to pursue a career in the computer industry and in particular, in the areas of computer programming and software development.

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COURSE­REQUIREMENTS

Software Architecture 5N17803 Fundamentals of Object Oriented Programming 5N17785 Maths for Information Technology 5N18396 Communications 5N0690 Work Experience 5N1356 Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977 Web Authoring 5N1910 Database Methods 5N0783

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Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent Interview Mature applicants welcome

OPTIONAL­MODULES

Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths (5N1833) as an extra module.

CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Award in Software Development (5M0529)

CAREER­OPPORTUNITIES

Career opportunities in the following areas become accessible through the progression routes from this course to third-level colleges. Requirements for progression may change or new progression paths become available. Modules may also need to change to facilitate learner needs. l l l

Software Development Computer Programming System Maintenance and Design

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Technical Support Business Computing


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Graduates may gain entry to Third Level Institutes and Colleges through the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme. Click here for details of QQI Higher Education Links Click here for details of CAO QQI Requirements Lookup

The following are the most relevant courses;

SG­Institute­of­Technology­Sligo l l l l

BSc BSc BSc BSc

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Computing Computing Computing Computing

in Games Development SG131 (Level 7) in Software Development SG136 (Level 7) - Systems and Networking SG137 (Level 7) in Web Development and Creative Media SG538(Level 7)

LY­Letterkenny­Institute­of­Technology l l l

BSc in Computer Games Development LY707 (Level 7) BSc in Computing LY717 (Level 7) BSc in Computer Security and Digital Forensics LY737 (Level 7)

Galway­Mayo­Institute­of­Technology l l

BSc in Software Development GA787 (Level 8) BSc in Business Computing and Digital Media GA776 (Level 8)

Dublin­Institute­of­Technology l l

BSc in Computing DT211 (Level 8) BSc in Business Computing DT354 (Level 8)

FEES l l l

Student Services Registration Fee: €250 DES Programme Participation Contribution: €200 QQI Examination Fees: €50

TOTAL:­€500 (The following exemptions apply: (1) Medical Card Holders - €250 (2) BTEA - €200 (3) Grant - €200)

DURATION

This is a full-time one-year course and runs from September to May.

FOR­MORE­INFORMATION

Phone 071-9145480 or Email sligocfe@msletb.ie

PLEASE­NOTE

A new national Common Awards System (CAS) is being introduced by QQI for Further Education and Training programmes. Sligocfe reserves the right to make changes in any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the Institute and a student or third party.

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Tourism and Event Management - 5M5011 This one year full-time course provides students with the practical skills and knowledge necessary for the dynamic world of Tourism and Event Management.

THIS­COURSE­IS­DESIGNED­TO

This course is designed to help students develop the essential skills and techniques which form the basis for a career in tourism, business or the hospitality industry. The course comprises both theoretical and practical modules, and students will gain an understanding of business and marketing.

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COURSE­REQUIREMENTS

Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977 Tourism Information & Administration 5N0636 Tourism Principles & Practice 5N2078 Communications 5N0690 Web Authoring 5N1910 Marketing Practice 5N1400 Event Production 5N1374

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Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent Interview Mature applicants welcome

OPTIONAL­MODULES

Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths (5N1833) as an extra module.

CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Award in Tourism with Business (5M5011)

CAREER­OPPORTUNITIES

Career opportunities in the following areas become accessible through the progression routes from this course to third-level colleges. Requirements for progression may change or new progression paths become available. Modules may also need to change to facilitate learner needs. l l l

Office and Business Administration Business Marketing

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Tourism Hotel Management


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Graduates may gain entry to Third Level Institutes and Colleges through the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme. Click here for details of QQI Higher Education Links Click here for details of CAO QQI Requirements Lookup

The following are the most relevant courses;

Sligo­College­of­Further­Education l l

Advanced Certificate in Business Level 6 Tourism with Business Level 6

SG­Institute­of­Technology­Sligo l l l l

SG101 SG105 SG108 SG338

Business Business Business Business

Level 6 in Office Administration Level 6 in Accounting Level 6 in Tourism with Event Management Level 7

LY­Letterkenny­Institute­of­Technology l l

LY107 Bachelor of Business in Management Level 7 LY127 Bachelor of Business in Marketing Level 7

Galway­Mayo­Institute­of­Technology l l l

GA170 Bachelor of Business Level 7 GA182 Bachelor of Business Level 8 GA380 Bachelor of Arts in Hotel & Catering Management Level 8

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Student Services Registration Fee: €250 DES Programme Participation Contribution: €200 QQI Examination Fees: €50 Class Materials: €0

TOTAL:­€500 (The following exemptions apply: (1) Medical Card Holders - €250 (2) BTEA - €200 (3) Grant - €200)

DURATION

This is a full-time one-year course and runs from September to May.

FOR­MORE­INFORMATION

Phone 071-9145480 or Email sligocfe@msletb.ie

PLEASE­NOTE

A new national Common Awards System (CAS) is being introduced by QQI for Further Education and Training programmes. Sligocfe reserves the right to make changes in any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the Institute and a student or third party. 25


Tourism with Business Level 6 - 6M5012 This one year full-time course provides students with the necessary skills for direct entry into a wide range of employment including Banking, Insurance, Commercial, and Service industries, HSE, Public Service and Local Government. Students must have completed a linked QQI Level 5 course. Students will have the opportunity to advance to management and administrative positions within these organisations.

THIS­COURSE­IS­DESIGNED­TO

This course is designed to help students develop the essential skills and techniques which form the basis for a career in industry, commerce or the public service. The course comprises both theoretical and practical modules, and students will gain an understanding of Business Management.

COURSE­CONTENT l l l l l l l l

Tourism Policy & Practice 6N2106 Business Management 6N4310 Customer Service 6N0697 Communications 6N1950 Work Experience 6N1946 Word Processing 6N4977 The Internet 5N1611 Web Authoring 6N2532

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CERTIFICATION QQI Level 6 Award in Tourism with Business (6M5012)

CAREER­OPPORTUNITIES

Career opportunities in the following areas become accessible through the progression routes from this course to third-level colleges. Requirements for progression may change or new progression paths become available. Modules may also need to change to facilitate learner needs. l l l

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Marketing Tourism


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Graduates may gain entry to Third Level Institutes and Colleges through the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme. Click here for details of QQI Higher Education Links Click here for details of CAO QQI Requirements Lookup

The following are the most relevant courses;

SG­Institute­of­Technology­Sligo l l

SG536 Bachelor of Business Level 7 SG338 Business in Tourism with Event Management Level 7

LY­Letterkenny­Institute­of­Technology l l l

LY107 Bachelor of Business in Management Level 7 LY127 Bachelor of Business in Marketing Level 7 LY308 Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Destination Tourism with Marketing Level 8

Galway­Mayo­Institute­of­Technology l l l

GA170 Bachelor of Business Level 7 GA182 Bachelor of Business Level 8 GA181 Bachelor of Business in Accounting Level 8

FEES l l l l

Student Services Registration Fee: €250 DES Programme Participation Contribution: €200 QQI Examination Fees: €50 Class Materials: €0

TOTAL:­€500 (The following exemptions apply: (1) Medical Card Holders - €250 (2) BTEA - €200 (3) Grant - €200)

DURATION

This is a full-time one-year course and runs from September to May.

FOR­MORE­INFORMATION

Phone 071-9145480 or Email sligocfe@msletb.ie

PLEASE­NOTE

A new national Common Awards System (CAS) is being introduced by QQI for Further Education and Training programmes. Sligocfe reserves the right to make changes in any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the Institute and a student or third party.

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Theatre Production - 5M5152 This course allows students to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue a career in theatre production and performance. THIS­COURSE­IS­DESIGNED­TO Facilitate the learner to contribute as a practitioner to the production, planning, design and implementation of a varied range of theatrical productions.

COURSE­CONTENT l l l l l l l l

COURSE­REQUIREMENTS

Customer Service 5N0972 Technical Skills for Theatre 5N6047 Safety and Health at Work 5N1794 Work Experience 5N1356 Production Design for Theatre 5N6205 Communications 5N0690 Event Production 5N1374 Theatre Studies 5N4571

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Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent Interview Mature applicants welcome

OPTIONAL­MODULES

Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths (5N1833) as an extra module.

CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Award in Theatre Production (5M5152).

HOW­THE­COURSE­IS­TAUGHT SCFE has developed a style of teaching to meet the demands of a diverse community of learners. l

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We make extensive use of advanced multimedia and internet based technologies to bring subject matter to life and to ensure effective learning. Whenever possible, we use a Learn-by-Doing approach to make the learning experience more realistic and enjoyable. We provide learning supports that are tailored to the needs of individual learners.

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CAREER­OPPORTUNITIES l Stage Management l Event Management l Technical Theatre Lighting and Sound l TV Production l Arts Organisations / Council l Concert Promotors l Drama Societies PROGRESSION­TO­HIGHER­EDUCATION l Students who successfully complete this course may gain entry to Third Level Institutes and Colleges through the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme. The following are the most relevant courses; SG­Institute­of­Technology­Sligo l l

SG241 BA (Hons) in Performing Arts Level 8 SG135 BB in Tourism with Event Management Level 7

Galway­Mayo­Institute­of­Technology l

GA281 BA (Hons) in Film and Documentary Level 8

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HND in Technical Theatre Level 6

Lir­Academy­–­Trinity­College l

Professional Diploma in Stage Management & Technical Theatre Level 8

FEES l l l l

Student Services Registration Fee: €250 DES Programme Participation Contribution: €200 QQI Examination Fees: €50 Class Materials: €0

TOTAL:­€500 (The following exemptions apply: (1) Medical Card Holders - €250 (2) BTEA - €200 (3) Grant - €200) DURATION This is a full-time one-year course and runs from September to May. FOR­MORE­INFORMATION Phone 071-9145480 or Email sligocfe@msletb.ie PLEASE­NOTE A new national Common Awards System (CAS) is being introduced by QQI for Further Education and Training programmes. Sligocfe reserves the right to make changes in any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the Institute and a student or third party. 29


Introduction to Hotel Management - 5M2083 This full-time course is designed to prepare students for work in the hotel and catering industry. The course creates a learning environment, in which the emphasis is on the practical application of the skills necessary, to work in the dynamic and ever-changing sectors of food and beverage, accommodation and food preparation.

THIS­COURSE­IS­DESIGNED­TO

This course is designed to help students develop the essential skills and techniques which form the basis for a career in the Hotel, tourism, business or hospitality industry. The course comprises both theoretical and practical modules, and students will gain an understanding of business and marketing.

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COURSE­REQUIREMENTS

Accommodation Techniques 5N1851 Food Preparation 5N1909 Tourism Information & Administration 5N0636 Tourism Principles & Practice 5N2078 Communications 5N0690 Work Experience 5N1356 Customer Service 5N0972 Safety & Health at Work 5N1794

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Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent (mature students welcome) Interview Mature applicants welcome

OPTIONAL­MODULES

Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths (5N1833) as an extra module.

CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Award in Hospitality Operations (5M2083)

CAREER­OPPORTUNITIES

Career opportunities in the following areas become accessible through the progression routes from this course to third-level colleges. Requirements for progression may change or new progression paths become available. Modules may also need to change to facilitate learner needs. Graduates of this course may find employment in hotels, restaurants, catering departments, cruise ships and airlines. Graduates will also be well prepared for further studies in the areas of hospitality, culinary arts, tourism and business. 30


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Graduates may gain entry to Third Level Institutes and Colleges through the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme. Click here for details of QQI Higher Education Links Click here for details of CAO QQI Requirements Lookup

The following are the most relevant courses; Sligo­College­of­Further­Education l l

Advanced Certificate in Business Level 6 Tourism with Business Level 6

SG­Institute­of­Technology­Sligo l l l

SG101 Business Level 6 SG105 Business in Office Administration Level 6 SG338 Business in Tourism with Event Management Level 7

LY­Letterkenny­Institute­of­Technology l l

LY327 Bachelor of Arts in Hotel, Restaurant & Resort Management Level 7 LY306 Higher Certificate in Arts in Hotel Administration Level 6

Galway­Mayo­Institute­of­Technology l l l

GA370 Bachelor of Business in Hotel & Catering Management Level 7 GA362 Higher Certificate in Arts in Hotel & Hospitality Operations Level 6 GA380 Bachelor of Arts in Hotel & Catering Management Level 8

FEES l l l l

Student Services Registration Fee: €250 DES Programme Participation Contribution: €200 QQI Examination Fees: €50 Class Materials: €100

TOTAL:­€600 (The following exemptions apply: (1) Medical Card Holders - €250

(2) BTEA - €200 (3) Grant - €200) DURATION

This is a full-time one-year course and runs from September to May.

FOR­MORE­INFORMATION

Phone 071-9145480 or Email sligocfe@msletb.ie

PLEASE­NOTE

A new national Common Awards System (CAS) is being introduced by QQI for Further Education and Training programmes. Sligocfe reserves the right to make changes in any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the Institute and a student or third party. 31


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Social Studies - 5M2181 Applied Social Studies will introduce you to the theory and practice of the key areas of social studies and social care. This is the ideal starting point if you wish to progress to further studies or gain employment in a variety of community, health and educational organisations.

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Enable students explore the theory and practice of the key areas of social studies by addressing a wide range of social issues Enable students evaluate the need for care in society and develop an understanding of care provision in the public, private and voluntary sectors Develop an awareness of the impact of social exclusion and disadvantage on the lives of in dividuals and an understanding of the interventions social care has to offer.

COURSE­CONTENT l l l l l l l

Social Studies 5N1370 Intercultural Studies 5N0765 Personal Effectiveness 5N1390 Work Experience 5N1356 Legal Practice & Procedures 5N1394 Health & Safety 5N1794 Creative Arts 5N1769

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Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied, or equivalent. Interview Mature applicants welcome

OPTIONAL­MODULES

Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths as an extra module

CERTIFICATION

QQI Level 5 Award in Applied Social Studies (5M2181)

HOW­THE­COURSE­IS­TAUGHT SCFE has developed a style of teaching to meet the needs of a diverse community of learners. l

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We make extensive use of advanced multimedia and internet based technologies to bring subject matter to life and to ensure effective learning. Whenever possible, we use a Learn-by-Doing approach to make the learning experience more realistic and enjoyable. We provide learning supports that are tailored to the needs of individual learners. 33


CAREER­OPPORTUNITIES l

Students who successfully complete the course may gain employment in a wide variety of organisations such as residential centres, refuge hostels, family support services, educational organisations & community support projects.

PROGRESSION­TO­HIGHER­EDUCATION l

Graduates may gain entry to Third Level Institutes and Colleges through the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme.

The following are the most relevant courses;

Sligo­College­of­Further­Education l

6M3674 Community Development Level 6

SG­Institute­of­Technology­Sligo l l

SG242 Early Childhood Education Level 8 SG243 Social Care Practice Level 8

Galway­Mayo­Institute­of­Technology l

GA879 Applied Social Studies – Castlebar Level 7

ALIT­Athlone­Institute­of­Technology l

AL860 Social Care Practice Level 8. Minimum 3 distinctions and distinction in 5N1370.

FEES The most up-to-date information on Higher Education Links is located at the CAO website. Click here for details of CAO QQI Requirements Lookup l l l

Student Services Registration Fee: €250 DES Programme Participation Contribution: €200 QQI Examination Fees: €50

TOTAL:­€500 (The following exemptions apply: (1) Medical Card Holders - €250 (2) BTEA - €200 (3) Grant - €200)

DURATION

This is a full-time one-year course and runs from September to May.

FOR­MORE­INFORMATION

Phone 071-9145480 or Email sligocfe@msletb.ie PLEASE­NOTE l

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At registration students will be requested to complete the necessary documen tation in order to satisfy Garda Vetting before they commence Work Experi ence.

A new national Common Awards System (CAS) is being introduced by QQI for Further Education and Training programmes. Sligocfe reserves the right to make changes in any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the Institute and a student or third party. 34


Childcare & Pre-School Education - 5M2009 Childcare & Pre-School Education will introduce you to the theory and practice of the key areas of childcare. This is the ideal starting point if you wish to progress to further studies or gain employment in a variety of childcare settings e.g. community crèches or playgroups, Montessori educational organisations.

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Enable students explore Childhood Care and Education with a view to re-skilling / up-skilling and exploring concepts and subject areas that may interest the learner in future programmes or employment. To facilitate the learner to acquire the knowledge, skill & competence to work inde pendently and under supervision in a range of ECCE settings and or to progress to higher education and training.

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Child Development 5N1764 Child Health & Wellbeing 5N1765 Communications 5N0690 Work Experience 5N1356 Early Childhood Education & Play 5N1773 Early Care and Education Practice 5N1770 Nutrition 5N2006

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Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied, or equivalent. Interview Mature applicants welcome

­OPTIONAL­MODULES

Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths as an extra module. Occupational First Aid will be provided to learners as an optional extra (Weekend course)

CAREER­OPPORTUNITIES

Students who successfully complete the course may gain employment in a wide variety of organisations such as community childcare, Montessori and crèches.

CERTIFICATION

QQI Level 5 Award in Early Childhood Care & Education (5M2009)

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HOW­THE­COURSE­IS­TAUGHT SCFE has developed a style of teaching to meet the needs of a diverse community of learners. l

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We make extensive use of advanced multimedia and internet based technologies to bring subject matter to life and to ensure effective learning. Whenever possible, we use a Learn-by-Doing approach to make the learning experience more realistic and enjoyable. We provide learning supports that are tailored to the needs of individual learners.

PROGRESSION­TO­HIGHER­EDUCATION

Students who successfully complete the course may gain entry to Third Level Institutes and Colleges through the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme. The following are the most relevant courses;

SG­Institute­of­Technology­Sligo l

SG242 Early Childhood Education Level 8 Minimum 3 distinctions

ALIT­Athlone­Institute­of­Technology l

AL764 Early Years Care & Education – Level 7

LYIT­Letterkenny­Institute­of­Technology l

LY968 Early Childhood Care, Health & Education – Level 8

The most up-to-date information on Higher Education Links is located at the CAO website. Click here for details of CAO QQI Requirements Lookup

FEES l l l

Student Services Registration Fee: €250 DES Programme Participation Contribution: €200 QQI Examination Fees: €50

TOTAL:­€500 (The following exemptions apply: (1) Medical Card Holders - €250 (2) BTEA - €200 (3) Grant - €200)

DURATION

This is a full-time one-year course and runs from September to May.

FOR­MORE­INFORMATION

Phone 071-9145480 or Email sligocfe@msletb.ie

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At registration students will be requested to complete the necessary documentation in order to satisfy Garda Vetting before they commence Work Experience. A new national Common Awards System (CAS) is being introduced by QQI for Further Education and Training programmes. Sligocfe reserves the right to make changes in any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the Institute and a student or third party. 36


Childcare Level 6 - 6M2007 This course is essential for any student wishing to further their career in Childcare to a supervisory level. Sligo College of Further Education has established unique academic links with Sligo Institute of Technology to offer the opportunity to successful candidates to 4Education).

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COURSE­REQUIREMENTS

Child Development 6N1942 Early Childhood Curriculum 6N1944 Childhood Social Legal and Health Studies 6N1945 Child Psychology 6N2023 Communications 6N1950 Work Experience 6N1946 Early Childhood Arts & Culture 6N1936 School aged Childcare 5N1781

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Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied, or equivalent. It is preferable for candidates to have a relevant QQI Level 5 qualification (or equivalent) in the care area or relevant life experience. Interview Mature applicants welcome

OPTIONAL­MODULES

Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths as an extra module.

CAREER­OPPORTUNITIES l

Students who successfully complete the course may gain employment in a wide variety of organisations such as community childcare, Montessori and crèches.

CERTIFICATION

QQI Level 5 Award in Early Childhood Care & Education (6M2007)

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HOW­THE­COURSE­IS­TAUGHT SCFE has developed a style of teaching to meet the needs of a diverse community of learners. l

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We make extensive use of advanced multimedia and internet based technologies to bring subject matter to life and to ensure effective learning. Whenever possible, we use a Learn-by-Doing approach to make the learning experience more realistic and enjoyable. We provide learning supports that are tailored to the needs of individual learners.

HOW­THE­COURSE­IS­TAUGHT SCFE has developed a style of teaching to meet the needs of a diverse community of learners. l

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We make extensive use of advanced multimedia and internet based technologies to bring subject matter to life and to ensure effective learning. Whenever possible, we use a Learn-by-Doing approach to make the learning experience more realistic and enjoyable. We provide learning supports that are tailored to the needs of individual learners.

PROGRESSION­TO­HIGHER­EDUCATION Students who successfully complete the course may gain entry to Third Level Institutes and Colleges through the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme. The following are the most relevant courses; SG­Institute­of­Technology­Sligo l

SG242 Early Childhood Education Level 8

ALIT­Athlone­Institute­of­Technology l

AL764 Early Years Care & Education – Level 7

LYIT­Letterkenny­Institute­of­Technology l

LY968 Early Childhood Care, Health & Education – Level 8

The most up-to-date information on Higher Education Links is located at the CAO website. Click here for details of CAO QQI Requirements Lookup FEES l l l

Student Services Registration Fee: €250 DES Programme Participation Contribution: €200 QQI Examination Fees: €50

TOTAL:­€500 (The following exemptions apply: (1) Medical Card Holders - €250 (2) BTEA - €200 (3) Grant - €200)

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DURATION This is a full-time one-year course and runs from September to May. FOR­MORE­INFORMATION Phone 071-9145480 or Email sligocfe@msletb.ie PLEASE­NOTE At registration students will be requested to complete the necessary documentation in order to satisfy Garda Vetting before they commence Work Experience. l A new national Common Awards System (CAS) is being introduced by QQI for Further Education and Training programmes. Sligocfe reserves the right to make changes in any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the Institute and a student or third party. l

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Nursing Studies - 5M4349 Students on this one-year programme will gain practical experience in healthcare clinical settings which, combined with an insight into theories relating to the nursing profession, will enable them to deliver high standards of care. Furthermore, this course will facilitate progression to third-level Nursing and Healthcare programmes.

THIS­COURSE­IS­DESIGNED­TO

Combine aspects of nursing theory and practical aspects of clinical nursing experience. Students are afforded the opportunity to explore and gain entry to the different programmes leading to registration with An Bord Altranais and the English Nursing Board (ENB). Students may also have the opportunity to progress to a variety of health-related fields e.g. Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Radiotherapy, Psychology & Paramedics.

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COURSE­REQUIREMENTS

Anatomy & Physiology 5N0749 Human Growth & Development 5N1279 Care of the Older Person 5N3449 Care Support 5N0758 Care Skills 5N2770 Personal Effectiveness 5N1390 Nursing Theory & Practice 5N3425 Nutrition 5N2006 Work Experience 5N1356 Occupational First Aid 5N1207 People Manual Handling Primary Course in Food Safety CAO/UCAS Preparation

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OPTIONAL­MODULES

Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths as an extra module. Occupational First Aid will be provided to learners as an optional extra (Weekend course)

HOW­THE­COURSE­IS­TAUGHT

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Learners develop skills of analysis, critical thinking, problem solving and reflective practice We make extensive use of advanced multimedia and internet based technologies to bring subject matter to life and to ensure effective learning. Regulated Clinical Placements (Work Experience) Vital learning supports are tailored to the needs of the individual learners Career guidance assistance re UCAS & CAO

CERTIFICATION

QQI Level 5 Award in Nursing Studies (5M4349) 40


PROGRESSION­TO­HIGHER­EDUCATION

Students who successfully complete the course may gain entry to Third Level Institutes and Colleges through the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme. This course is linked to the majority of Nursing Colleges in Ireland. The number of places available are restricted. Check with the Admissions office of individual institutions for further details. This course is considered for entry to Nursing Colleges in the U.K. Several of these colleges visit SCFE each year. Click here for information on UK Nursing Colleges

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Southhampton­University B745 BN Bachelor of Nursing (Adult)

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Queens­University,­Belfast B740 BSc Hons Adult Nursing (3 Years)

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Canterbury­Christchurch­University B740 BSc, Nursing Studies: Adult Nursing (3 Years)

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St.­Angelas­College,­Sligo­(NUIG) l AS110 General Nursing – Level 8. Distinctions in 5 modules which must include 5N0749, 5N4325 & 5N1279 GMIT­Galway­Mayo­Institute­of­Technology l GA880 General Nursing - Mayo Campus level 8. Distinctions in 5 modules which must include: 5N0749, 5N4325 and 5N1279. l GA882 Psychiatric Nursing - Mayo Campus Level 8. Distinctions in 5 modules which must include: 5N0749, 5N4325 and 5N1279. NUIG­National­University­of­Ireland­Galway l GY515 General Nursing Level 8. Distinctions in 5 modules which must include: 5N0749, 5N4325 & 5N1279. l GY516 Psychiatric Nursing Level 8. Distinctions in 5 modules which must include: 5N0749, 5N4325 & 5N1279. l GY517 Midwifery Level 8. Distinctions in 5 modules which must include: 5N0749, 5N4325 & 5N1279. The most up-to-date information on Higher Education Links is located at the CAO website. Click here for details of CAO QQI Requirements Lookup FEES l l l l

Student Services Registration Fee: €250 DES Programme Participation Contribution: €200 QQI Examination Fees: €50 Sundries (Books, Equipment etc) €300

TOTAL:­€800 (The following exemptions apply: (1) Medical Card Holders - €250 (2) BTEA - €200 (3) Grant - €200)

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DURATION This is a full-time one year course and runs from September to May. FOR­MORE­INFORMATION Phone 071-9145480 or Email sligocfe@msletb.ie PLEASE­NOTE At registration students will be requested to complete the necessary documentation in order to complete a successful garda vetting process. Garda clearance is a mandatory requirement for work placement. l A new national Common Awards System (CAS) is being introduced by QQI for Further Education and Training programmes. Sligocfe reserves the right to make changes in any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the Institute and a student or third party. l

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Health Care Assistant - 5M4339 A Healthcare Assistant supports existing staff in a hospital or care setting in the practical care and general welfare of clients. They play a vital role in the care team. Career opportunities are excellent as many care settings require prospective employees to hold relevant certification such as this one. The course will allow you to develop the necessary skills and training to enable you to seek employment in the healthcare sector. This course is compulsory in order to gain employment as a care assistant.

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Equip the learner with the knowledge and practical skills required for a career as a hospital attendant / multi-task attendant / professional career in a variety of care settings such as Nursing Homes, hospitals, day care centres, private home care and personal assistant work.

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Care Support 5N0758 Safety & Health at Work 5N1794 Care Skills 5N2770 Personal Effectiveness 5N1390 Work Experience (Learner must complete 20 days in a Care Setting) 5N1356 Anatomy & Physiology 5N0749 Human Growth & Development 5N1279 Care of the Older Person 5N2706 Nursing Theory & Practice 5N4325 Occupational First Aid 5N1207 People Manual Handling

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PROGRESSION­TO­HIGHER­EDUCATION Students who successfully complete the course may gain entry to Third Level Institutes and Colleges through the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme. Click here for details of CAO QQI Requirements Lookup

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TOTAL:­€700 (The following exemptions apply: (1) Medical Card Holders - €250 (2) BTEA - €200 (3) Grant - €200)

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This is a full-time one-year course and runs from September to May.

FOR­MORE­INFORMATION

Phone 071-9145480 or Email sligocfe@msletb.ie

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Health Care Supervisory Management - 6M4978 This QQI Advanced Level 6 Certificate course offers holders of a FETAC Level 5 healthrelated award the opportunity to undertake further study in this area. The purpose of this award is to enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skill and competence to undertake Supervisory Management roles in the community and in a range of Health Services settings.

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Provide the learner with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skill and compe tence to work in an effective manner in their role as supervisor within the Health Service. Offer enhanced opportunities in employment and will also enable the learner to progress to other appropriate programmes leading to awards at higher levels of the National Framework of Qualifications. To enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skill and competence to work as an autonomous practitioner and or take responsibility for the work of others in leading and coordinating the provision of quality health services.

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Conflict Management 6N2775 Supervisory Management 6N4329 Customer Service 6N0697 Spreadsheets 6N4089 Work Experience 6N1946 Leadership 6N2191 Group work Theory & Practice 6N3669 Health Promotion 6N2214

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QQI Level 6 Award in Health Services Supervisory Management Skills (6M4978) 45


CAREER­OPPORTUNITIES

Students who successfully complete the course may gain employment in a wide variety of organisations such as supervisory roles working in the community in areas such as resource centres, nursing homes, crèches, family support and any other healthcare settings.

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The following are the most relevant courses;

SG­Institute­of­Technology­Sligo l

SG243 Social Care Practice Level 8

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GA879 Applied Social Studies – Castlebar Level 7

ALIT­Athlone­Institute­of­Technology l

AL860 Social Care Practice Level 8.

FEES The most up-to-date information on Higher Education Links is located at the CAO website. Click here for details of CAO QQI Requirements Lookup l l l

Student Services Registration Fee: €250 DES Programme Participation Contribution: €200 QQI Examination Fees: €50

TOTAL:­€500 (The following exemptions apply: (1) Medical Card Holders - €250 (2) BTEA - €200 (3) Grant - €200)

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This is a full-time one-year course and runs from September to May. FOR­MORE­INFORMATION Phone 071-9145480 or Email sligocfe@msletb.ie

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Community Development - 6M3674 This course will facilitate the learner to demonstrate knowledge of a range of perspectives of Community Development and of policies, procedures and best practice guidelines that support the delivery of effective community work. It is designed to equip learners with the range of skills and knowledge to implement and deliver community development programmes that adhere to the key community development principles of empowerment, participation and collective decision making. This is the ideal starting point if you wish to progress to further studies or gain employment in a variety of community, health and educational organisations.

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Enable students explore the theory and practice of the key areas of community development by addressing a wide range of community and social issues. Enable students evaluate the need for community development in society and develop an understanding of community organisations and voluntary sectors. To enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skill and competence to work as an autonomous practitioner and or take responsibility for the work of others in leading and coordinating the provision of quality community development.

COURSE­CONTENT COURSE­REQUIREMENTS l Action Research 6N3665 l Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied, or equivalent. l Community Development Practice l It is preferable for candidates to have 6N3667 a relevant QQI Level 5 qualification l Community Development Theory 6N3668 (or equivalent) in the care area or rel l Conflict Management 6N2775 evant life experience. l Work Experience 6N1946 l Interview l Leadership 6N2191 l Mature applicants welcome l Groupwork Theory & Practice 6N3669 l Social Analysis 6N3666 OPTIONAL­MODULES Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths as an extra module. CERTIFICATION QQI Level 6 Award in Community Development (6M3674) CAREER­OPPORTUNITIES l Students who successfully complete the course may gain employment in a wide variety of organisations such as residential centres, family support services, educational organisations & community support projects. 47


HOW­THE­COURSE­IS­TAUGHT SCFE has developed a style of teaching to meet the needs of a diverse community of learners. l

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We make extensive use of advanced multimedia and internet based technologies to bring subject matter to life and to ensure effective learning. Whenever possible, we use a Learn-by-Doing approach to make the learning experience more realistic and enjoyable. We provide learning supports that are tailored to the needs of individual learners.

PROGRESSION­TO­HIGHER­EDUCATION Students who successfully complete the course may gain entry to Third Level Institutes and Colleges through the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme. The following are the most relevant courses; SG­Institute­of­Technology­Sligo l

SG243 Social Care Practice Level 8

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AL860 Social Care Practice Level 8. Minimum 3 distinctions and distinction in 5N1370

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BN115 BA (Hons) Social and Community Development Level 8

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CW768 BA (Hons) Youth and Community Work Level 8

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MH116 BA (Hons)Community and Youth Work Level 8 MH117 BA (Hons) Community and Youth Work (part-time) Level 8

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GA879 Applied Social Studies – Castlebar Level 7

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GA879 Applied Social Studies – Castlebar Level 7

The most up-to-date information on Higher Education Links is located at the CAO website. Click here for details of CAO QQI Requirements Lookup FEES l l l

Student Services Registration Fee: €250 DES Programme Participation Contribution: €200 QQI Examination Fees: €50

TOTAL:­€500 (The following exemptions apply: (1) Medical Card Holders - €250 (2) BTEA - €200 (3) Grant - €200) 48


DURATION This is a full-time one-year course and runs from September to May. FOR­MORE­INFORMATION Phone 071-9145480 or Email sligocfe@msletb.ie PLEASE­NOTE l At registration students will be requested to complete the necessary documentation in order to satisfy Garda Vetting before they commence Work Experience. l A new national Common Awards System (CAS) is being introduced by QQI for Further Education and Training programmes. Sligocfe reserves the right to make changes in any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the Institute and a student or third party.

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Health Science & Complementary Therapies - 5M4468 This course is designed to equip students with a range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge required to work under supervision in the Complementary Health Therapy industry. Students may progress to further education in this specialist area or in the health sciences. Students receive hands-on experience in treatments which encourage general health and well-being in an applied learning environment. COURSE­CONTENT COURSE­REQUIREMENTS l Anatomy & Physiology 5N0749 l Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate l Work Experience 5N1356 Applied, or equivalent. l Exercise and Fitness 5N2668 l Interview l Holistic Massage 6N3478 l Mature applicants welcome l Reflexology 5N5371 l Beauty, Industry Ethics & Practice 5N3470 l Sports First Aid l Nutrition 5N2006 l Anatomy & Physiology - ITEC l Professional Conduct & Business Awareness - ITEC l Massage - ITEC l Reflexology - ITEC CAREER­OPPORTUNITIES Graduates may pursue employment in the following areas: l Leisure Centres l Health Spas l Hotels l Salons l Sports Clubs l Care Settings for various client groups DURATION This is a full-time one year course and runs from September to May. CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Award in Community Health Services (5M4468)

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PROGRESSION­TO­HIGHER­EDUCATION The following are the most relevant courses; SG­Institute­of­Technology­Sligo l l

SG134 Bachelor of Business in Recreation & Leisure, Level 7 SG435 Bachelor of Science in Health Science & Physiology, Level 7

St.­Angelas­College­Sligo­(NUIG) AS052 Health and Disability Studies, Level 8. 5 Distinctions in Modules ALIT­Athlone­Institute­of­Technology

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AL663 Higher Certificate in Business in Sport & Recreation, Level 6 AL760 Spa & Wellness Management,, Level 7

LYIT­Letterkenny­Institute­of­Technology LC422 Sports Strength & Conditioning (Tipperary), Level 8 l LC423 Sports Strength & Conditioning (Tipperary), Level 7 l

ITB­Institute­of­Technology,­Blanchardstown l BN111 Sports Management & Coaching, Level 8 (Minimum 3 Distinctions required) CWIT­Institute­of­Technology,­Carlow l CW188 Sports Rehabilitation & Athletic Therapy, Level 8 (Minimum 3 Distinctions required) l CW198 Strength & Conditioning, Level 8 (Minimum 3 Distinctions required) l CW106 Physiology & Health Science, Level 6 l CW178 Sports Science, Level 8 l CW807 Sport and Exercise (GAA), Level 7 Portfolio required l CW817 Sport and Exercise (Rugby), Level 7 Portfolio required l CW827 Sport and Exercise (Soccer), Level 7 Portfolio required l CW858 Sports Management and Coaching (GAA Rugby Soccer), Level 8 Portfolio and 3 Distinctions required The most up-to-date information on Higher Education Links is located at the CAO website. Click here for details of CAO QQI Requirements Lookup FEES l l l l

Student Services Registration Fee: €250 DES Programme Participation Contribution: €200 QQI Examination Fees: €50 Kits/Uniforms/Books: €450

TOTAL:­€950 (The following exemptions apply: (1) Medical Card Holders - €250 (2) BTEA €200 (3) Grant - €200) FOR­MORE­INFORMATION Phone 071-9145480 or Email sligocfe@msletb.ie

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PLEASE­NOTE

A new national Common Awards System (CAS) is being introduced by QQI for Further Education and Training programmes. Sligocfe reserves the right to make changes in any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the Institute and a student or third party.

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Building Technology & Design - 5M1940 This course is relevant to students wishing to pursue a career in Architectural Technology / Building Design/ Building Management. Preparation of students for suitability tests and the preparation of portfolios for Architecture Courses are strong features of the course. THIS­COURSE­IS­DESIGNED­TO Develop the necessary skills and techniques of Computer Aided Draughting, Building Construction and Design COURSE­CONTENT l Computer Aided Draughting (2D) 5N1604 l Design Skills 5N0784 l Communications 5N0690 l Work Experience 5N1356 l Architectural Drawing 5N1558 l Building Construction 5N1570 l Mathematics 5N1833 l Safety & Health at Work 5N1794 l Drawing 5N1862 l Renewable Energy Systems 5N4975

COURSE­REQUIREMENTS l Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent l Interview l Mature applicants welcome

CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Award in Computer Aided Design (5M1940) CAREER­OPPORTUNITIES Career opportunities in the following areas become accessible through the progression routes from this course to third-level colleges. Requirements for progression may change or new progression paths become available. Modules may also need to change to facilitate learner needs. l l l l l l

Architectural Technology Construction Architectural Technology Civil Engineering Quantity Surveying Industrial Engineering Construction Studies

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PROGRESSION­TO­HIGHER­EDUCATION Graduates may gain entry to Third Level Institutes and Colleges through the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme. Click here for details of QQI Higher Education Links Click here for details of CAO QQI Requirements Lookup The following are the most relevant courses; SG­Institute­of­Technology­Sligo l l l l l l

SG345 SG311 SG339 SG338 SG232 SG231

BA (Hons) in Architectural Design Level 8 BA in Interior Architecture and Design Level 7 BSc in Quantity Surveying Level 7 BEng in Civil Engineering Level 7 BA in Creative Design Level 7 BA in Fine Art Level 7

LY­Letterkenny­Institute­of­Technology l l l

LY547 BSc Architectural Technology Level 7 LY517 Building Services & Renewable Energy Level 7 LY507 Quantity Surveying Level 7

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GA673 GA472 GA470 GA473 GA462

Bachelor of Engineering in Energy Engineering Level 7 Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technology Level 7 Bachelor of Science in Construction Management Level 7 Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering Level 7 Higher Certificate in Science in Architectural Technology Level 6

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Product Design Level 8 Architecture Level 8 Architectural Technology Level 8 Timber Product Technology Level 7 Buildings Management (Maintenance & Conservation) Level 6

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TOTAL:­€500 (The following exemptions apply: (1) Medical Card Holders - €250 (2) BTEA €200 (3) Grant - €200) FOR­MORE­INFORMATION Phone 071-9145480 or Email sligocfe@msletb.ie

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PLEASE­NOTE A new National Common Awards System (CAS) is being introduced by QQI for Further Education and Training programmes. Sligocfe reserves the right to make changes in any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the Institute and a student or third party. HOW­THE­COURSE­IS­TAUGHT SCFE has developed a style of teaching to meet the demands of a diverse community of learners. l l

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Art & Design - 5M1984 This course involves practical studio and location work. It enables students to develop drawing and observational skills and to explore creativity and personal expression through a broad range of creative processes including Sculpture, Mixed Media, Printmaking, Painting and Drawing. All projects are broad enough to allow students to develop a portfolio suitable to their particular interests – Fine Art, Design, Animation etc. Visits to various art gallery’s throughout Ireland takes place during the college term to inform, develop and stimulate the students’ knowledge of the arts. Work experience takes place throughout the year. It involves two weeks of work placement, artists talks and weekly tutorials. THIS­COURSE­IS­DESIGNED­TO l Prepare participants for entry to Higher Education colleges. l Develop and complete a portfolio of Art & design. l Prepare learners to acquire a comprehensive range of skills in art, crafts & design. COURSE­CONTENT l Design Skills 5N0784 l Drawing 5N1862 l Sculpture 5N1918 l Communications 5N0690 l Work Experience 5N1356 l Painting 5N1302 l Print Making 5N1373 l Combined Materials 5N0764

COURSE­REQUIREMENTS l Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent l Interview l Mature applicants welcome

CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Award in Art, Craft and Design (5M1984) HOW­THE­COURSE­IS­TAUGHT SCFE has developed a style of teaching to meet the demands of a diverse community of learners. l l

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PROGRESSION­TO­HIGHER­EDUCATION

Students who successfully complete the course may gain entry to Third Level Institutes and Colleges through the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme. The most up-to-date information on Higher Education Links is located at the CAO website. Click here for details of CAO QQI Requirements Lookup The following are the most relevant courses; SG­Institute­of­Technology­Sligo l l

SG232 BA in Creative Design Level 7 SG231 BA in Fine Art Level 7

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CR220 BA (Hons) Fine Art Level 8 CR210 BA (Hons) Contemporary Applied Art Level 8

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LC110 BA (Hons) Art & Design (Clare St) Level 8 A8116 BA (Hons) in Fashion Design (Clare St) Level 8

FEES Student Services Registration Fee: €250 l DES Programme Participation Contribution: €200 l QQI Examination Fees: €50 l Materials Fees: €100 TOTAL:­€600 l

(The following exemptions apply: (1) Medical Card Holders - €250 (2) BTEA - €200 (3) Grant - €200) DURATION This is a full-time one-year course and runs from September to May. FOR­MORE­INFORMATION Phone 071-9145480 or Email sligocfe@msletb.ie PLEASE­NOTE A new National Common Awards System (CAS) is being introduced by QQI for Further Education and Training programmes. Sligocfe reserves the right to make changes in any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the Institute and a student or third party. 58


Interior Design - 5M5054 Interior design is the process of shaping the experience of interior space, through the manipulation of special volume as well as surface treatment. THIS­COURSE­IS­DESIGNED­TO Prepare participants for entry to Higher Education colleges. l Develop and complete a portfolio of design based project work. l Prepare learners to acquire a comprehensive range of skills in general & Interior design. l COURSE­REQUIREMENTS COURSE­CONTENT Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate l Design Skills 5N0784 l Applied or equivalent Drawing 5N1862 l Interview l Safety & Health 5N1794 l Mature applicants welcome l Communications 5N0690 l Work Experience 5N1356 l Colour & Light 5N1919 l Architectural Drawing 5N1558 l Veenering & Marquetry 5N1365 l Computer Aided Draughting (2D) 5N1604 l OPTIONAL­MODULES Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths (5N1833) as an extra module. CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Award in Interior Design (5M5054) HOW­THE­COURSE­IS­TAUGHT l

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DURATION This is a full-time one-year course and runs from September to May. FOR­MORE­INFORMATION Phone 071-9145480 or Email sligocfe@msletb.ie 59


PROGRESSION­TO­HIGHER­EDUCATION

Students who successfully complete the course may gain entry to Third Level Institutes and Colleges through the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme. The most up-to-date information on Higher Education Links is located at the CAO website. Click here for details of CAO QQI Requirements Lookup The following are the most relevant courses; SG­Institute­of­Technology­Sligo l l l l l l

SG345 SG311 SG339 SG338 SG232 SG231

BA (Hons) in Architectural Design Level 8 BA in Interior Architecture and Design Level 7 BSc in Quantity Surveying Level 7 BEng in Civil Engineering Level 7 BA in Creative Design Level 7 BA in Fine Art Level 7

LY­Letterkenny­Institute­of­Technology l l l

LY547 BSc Architectural Technology Level 7 LY517 Building Services & Renewable Energy Level 7 LY507 Quantity Surveying Level 7

Galway­Mayo­Institute­of­Technology l l l l

GA472 GA470 GA473 GA462

Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technology Level 7 Bachelor of Science in Construction Management Level 7 Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering Level 7 Higher Certificate in Science in Architectural Technology Level 6

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Product Design Level 8 Architecture Level 8 Architectural Technology Level 8 Design (Interior & Furniture) Level 8 Buildings Management (Maintenance & Conservation) Level 6

Student Services Registration Fee: €250 DES Programme Participation Contribution: €200 QQI Examination Fees: €50 Class Materials: €0

TOTAL:­€500 (The following exemptions apply: (1) Medical Card Holders - €250 (2) BTEA - €200 (3) Grant - €200) FOR­MORE­INFORMATION Phone 071-9145480 or Email sligocfe@msletb.ie PLEASE­NOTE A new National Common Awards System (CAS) is being introduced by QQI for Further Education and Training programmes. Sligocfe reserves the right to make changes in any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the Institute and a student or third party. 60


Design - 5M2208 This very practical course has been designed to develop the creative craft skills of learners who want to design, manufacture and produce their own creative designs. It is aimed at learners who have a flair for arts and crafts, but also want to gain the knowledge, skills and competencies to start their own business and sell the products they produce. THIS­COURSE­IS­DESIGNED­TO l Prepare participants for entry to Higher Education colleges. l Develop and complete a portfolio of design based project work. l Prepare learners to acquire a comprehensive range of skills in creative crafts & Interior design. COURSE­CONTENT l Design Skills 5N0784 l Drawing 5N1862 l Safety & Health 5N1794 l Communications 5N0690 l Work Experience 5N1356 l Colour & Light 5N1919 l Architectural Drawing 5N1558 l Veenering & Marquetry 5N1365 l Computer Aided Draughting (2D) 5N1604

COURSE­REQUIREMENTS l Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent l Interview l Mature applicants welcome

OPTIONAL­MODULES Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths (5N1833) as an extra module. CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Award in Interior Design (5M5054) HOW­THE­COURSE­IS­TAUGHT SCFE has developed a style of teaching to meet the demands of a diverse community of learners. l l l l

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PROGRESSION­TO­HIGHER­EDUCATION Students who successfully complete the course may gain entry to Third Level Institutes and Colleges through the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme. The most up-to-date information on Higher Education Links is located at the CAO website. Click here for details of CAO QQI Requirements Lookup The following are the most relevant courses; SG­Institute­of­Technology­Sligo l l l l l l

SG345 SG311 SG339 SG338 SG232 SG231

BA (Hons) in Architectural Design Level 8 BA in Interior Architecture and Design Level 7 BSc in Quantity Surveying Level 7 BEng in Civil Engineering Level 7 BA in Creative Design Level 7 BA in Fine Art Level 7

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LY547 BSc Architectural Technology Level 7 LY517 Building Services & Renewable Energy Level 7 LY507 Quantity Surveying Level 7

Galway­Mayo­Institute­of­Technology l GA472 Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technology Level 7 l GA470 Bachelor of Science in Construction Management Level 7 l GA473 Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering Level 7 l GA462 Higher Certificate in Science in Architectural Technology Level 6 Dublin­Institute­of­Technology l l l l l

DT001 DT101 DT175 DT544 DT170

Product Design Level 8 Architecture Level 8 Architectural Technology Level 8 Design (Interior & Furniture) Level 8 Buildings Management (Maintenance & Conservation) Level 6

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Student Services Registration Fee: €250 l DES Programme Participation Contribution: €200 l QQI Examination Fees: €50 l Class Materials: €0 TOTAL:­€500 l

(The following exemptions apply: (1) Medical Card Holders - €250 (2) BTEA - €200 (3) Grant - €200) DURATION This is a full-time one-year course and runs from September to May. FOR­MORE­INFORMATION Phone 071-9145480 or Email sligocfe@msletb.ie PLEASE­NOTE A new National Common Awards System (CAS) is being introduced by QQI for Further Education and Training programmes. Sligocfe reserves the right to make changes in any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the Institute and a student or third party. 62


Furniture Making & Design - 5M2012 You will learn to design and make original pieces of furniture for use in the home or public buildings. You will experience the satisfaction of turning your own ideas into reality through the use of wood and other materials. THIS­COURSE­IS­DESIGNED­TO l Prepare participants for entry to Furniture colleges eg GMIT Letterfrack l Develop the design and woodworking skills required in the furniture industry l Prepare learners for apprenticeships in furniture or woodwork COURSE­CONTENT l Design Skills 5N0784 l Drawing 5N1862 l Furniture Making 5N1275 l Communications 5N0690 l Work Experience 5N1356 l Wood Turning 5N1360 l Architectural Drawing 5N1558 l Veenering & Marquetry 5N1365 l Computer Aided Draughting (2D) 5N1604

COURSE­REQUIREMENTS l Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent l Interview l Mature applicants welcome

OPTIONAL­MODULES Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths (5N1833) as an extra module. CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Award in Furniture Design (5M2012) APPRENTICESHIPS Students can progress on to a variety of woodwork related apprenticeships FAQs 1.

What type of materials or woods will I work with? The learner will work only with the highest grades of solid timbers e.g. Spalted beech, Elm, Ash, Oak, Walnut, Cherry etc.

2.

What prior knowledge and experience is required for the course? None.The learner progresses from the basic level of woodworking skills to a thorough knowledge of the woodwork design process Who designs the pieces of furniture that the students make? The individual learner designs his/her own pieces of furniture using an extensive range of woodwork & furniture design tools.

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PROGRESSION­TO­HIGHER­EDUCATION Students who successfully complete the course may gain entry to Third Level Institutes and Colleges through the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme. Links Scheme eg GMIT Letterfrack The most up-to-date information on Higher Education Links is located at the CAO website. Click here for details of CAO QQI Requirements Lookup Students can also progress to UK Furniture Colleges The following are the most relevant courses; l l

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SG332 BSc Advanced Wood and sustainable Building Technology Level 7 SG311 BA in Interior Architecture and Design Level 7 GA971 BSc in Furniture & Wood Technology Level 7 GA970 BSc in Furniture Design & Manufacture Level 7

LY­Letterkenny­Institute­of­Technology l l l

LY417 Product Design Level 7 LY517 Building Services & Renewable Energy Level 7 LY547 BSc Architectural Technology Level 7

Galway­Mayo­Institute­of­Technology l l l

GA472 Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technology Level 7 GA470 Bachelor of Science in Construction Management Level 7 GA462 Higher Certificate in Science in Architectural Technology Level 6

Dublin­Institute­of­Technology l l l l l l l

DT544 DT169 DT598 DT001 DT101 DT175 DT170

Design - Interior and Furniture Level 8 Timber Product Technology Level 7 Visual Merchandising and Display Level 7 Product Design Level 8 Architecture Level 8 Architectural Technology Level 8 Buildings Management (Maintenance & Conservation) Level 6

Any Level 6 Furniture Making course APPRENTICESHIPS Students can progress on to a variety of woodwork related apprenticeships FEES l l l l

Student Services Registration Fee: €250 DES Programme Participation Contribution: €200 QQI Examination Fees: €50 Class Materials: €0

TOTAL:­€500 (The following exemptions apply: (1) Medical Card Holders - €250 (2) BTEA - €200 (3) Grant - €200)

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DURATION This is a full-time one-year course and runs from September to May. FOR­MORE­INFORMATION Phone 071-9145480 or Email sligocfe@msletb.ie PLEASE­NOTE A new National Common Awards System (CAS) is being introduced by QQI for Further Education and Training programmes. Sligocfe reserves the right to make changes in any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the Institute and a student or third party.

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Engineering Technology - 5M2061 This course may be of interest to students who are considering pursuing a degree in Engineering. It is also of particular relevance to those who require a science subject or Mathematics to progress to further study. THIS­COURSE­IS­DESIGNED­TO l Prepare participants for entry to Higher Education Colleges eg IT Sligo l Gain practical competence in good work practices including adherence to health and safety in an engineering workshop environment. l Common measuring and inspection techniques used in the engineering industry. l The properties of engineering materials and be aware of common machining methods. l The use of a range of tools and equipment (e.g. milling machine, lathe, drilling machine as well a variety of other measuring and hand tools). COURSE­CONTENT l Health & Safety 5N1974 l Computer Aided Draughting (2D) 5N1604 l Motor Vehicle Theory 5N2144 l Communications 5N0690 l Work Experience 5N1356 l Materials Science 5N1637 l Engineering Workshop Theory 5N2136 l Engineering Workshop Processes 5N1608 l Maths 5N1833

COURSE­REQUIREMENTS l Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent l Interview l Mature applicants welcome

CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Award in Engineering Technology (5M2061)

HOW­THE­COURSE­IS­TAUGHT l l l

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PROGRESSION­TO­HIGHER­EDUCATION Students who successfully complete the course may gain entry to Third Level Institutes and Colleges through the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme. The most up-to-date information on Higher Education Links is located at the CAO website. Click here for details of CAO QQI Requirements Lookup The following are the most relevant courses; SG­Institute­of­Technology­Sligo l l

SG338 BEng in Civil Engineering Level 7 SG342 BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering Level 8

LY­Letterkenny­Institute­of­Technology l

LY527 BEng in Civil Engineering Level 7

Galway­Mayo­Institute­of­Technology l l

GA473 BEng in Civil Engineering Level 7 GA484 BEng in Civil Engineering Level 8

FEES Student Services Registration Fee: €250 l DES Programme Participation Contribution: €200 l QQI Examination Fees: €50 l Class Materials: €0 TOTAL:­€500 l

(One of the following exemptions may apply: (1) Medical Card Holders - €250 (2) BTEA - €200 (3) Grant - €200) DURATION This is a full-time one-year course and runs from September to May. FOR­MORE­INFORMATION Phone 071-9145480 or Email sligocfe@msletb.ie PLEASE­NOTE A new National Common Awards System (CAS) is being introduced by QQI for Further Education and Training programmes. Sligocfe reserves the right to make changes in any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the Institute and a student or third party.

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Occupational Health & Safety - 5M5010 This course may be of interest to students who are considering pursuing a degree in Construction Technology with emphasis placed specifically on Occupational Health & Safety. It is also of particular relevance to those who have an interest in the renewable energy industry or for those who wish to progress to further study. THIS­COURSE­IS­DESIGNED­TO l Prepare participants for entry to Higher Education Colleges eg IT Sligo l Gain practical competence in good work practices including adherence to health and safety procedures in the workplace. l Allow the learner to develop the ability to exercise initiative in construction technology.

COURSE­CONTENT l Health & Safety 5N1974 l Computer Aided Draughting (2D) 5N1604 l Renewable Energy Systems 5N4975 l Communications 5N0690 l Work Experience 5N1356 l Materials Science 5N1637 l Building Construction 5N1570 l Anatomy & Physiology 5N0749 l Computer Applications 4N1112(3) l Information Technology Skills 4N1125

COURSE­REQUIREMENTS l Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent l Interview l Mature applicants welcome

OPTIONAL­MODULES Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths (5N1833) as an extra module. CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Award in Construction Technology (5M5010)

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HOW­THE­COURSE­IS­TAUGHT l

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SCFE has developed a style of teaching to meet the needs of a diverse community of learners. Whenever possible, we use a Learn-by-Doing approach to make the learning experience more realistic and enjoyable. We provide learning supports that are tailored to meet the needs of individual learners.

PROGRESSION­TO­HIGHER­EDUCATION Students who successfully complete the course may gain entry to Third Level Institutes and Colleges through the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme. The most up-to-date information on Higher Education Links is located at the CAO website. Click here for details of CAO QQI Requirements Lookup The following are the most relevant courses; SG­Institute­of­Technology­Sligo l l

SG442 BSc (Hons) in Occupational Safety & Health Level 8 SG332 BEng Advanced wood and sustainable Building Technology Level 7

LY­Letterkenny­Institute­of­Technology l l

LY517 Building Services & Renewable Energy Level 7 LY508 BEng (Hons) in Fire Safety Engineering Level 8

Galway­Mayo­Institute­of­Technology l l

GA470 Bachelor of Science in Construction Management Level 7 GA460 Higher Certificate in Science in Construction Management Level 6

FEES Student Services Registration Fee: €250 l DES Programme Participation Contribution: €200 l QQI Examination Fees: €50 l Class Materials: €0 TOTAL:­€500 l

(One of the following exemptions may apply: (1) Medical Card Holders - €250 (2) BTEA - €200 (3) Grant - €200) DURATION This is a full-time one-year course and runs from September to May. FOR­MORE­INFORMATION Phone 071-9145480 or Email sligocfe@msletb.ie PLEASE­NOTE A new National Common Awards System (CAS) is being introduced by QQI for Further Education and Training programmes. Sligocfe reserves the right to make changes in any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the Institute and a student or third party. 70


Construction Technology with Renewable Energy Systems 5M5010 This course may be of interest to students who are considering pursuing a degree in Construction Technology with emphasis placed on Renewable Energy. It is also of particular relevance to those who have an interest in Health and Safety or for those who wish to progress to further study. THIS­COURSE­IS­DESIGNED­TO l Prepare participants for entry to Higher Education Colleges eg IT Sligo l Gain practical competence in good work practices including adherence to health and safety procedures in the workplace. l Allow the learner to develop the ability to exercise initiative in construction technology.

COURSE­CONTENT l Building Construction 5N1570 l Health & Safety 5N1974 l Computer Aided Draughting (2D) 5N1604 l Renewable Energy Systems 5N4975 l Communications 5N0690 l Work Experience 5N1356 l Materials Science 5N1637 l Anatomy & Physiology 5N0749 l Computer Applications 4N1112(3) l Information Technology Skills 4N1125

COURSE­REQUIREMENTS l Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent l Interview l Mature applicants welcome

OPTIONAL­MODULES Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths (5N1833) as an extra module. CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Award in Construction Technology (5M5010)

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SCFE has developed a style of teaching to meet the needs of a diverse community of learners. Whenever possible, we use a Learn-by-Doing approach to make the learning experience more realistic and enjoyable. We provide learning supports that are tailored to meet the needs of individual learners.

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SCFE has developed a style of teaching to meet the needs of a diverse community of learners. Whenever possible, we use a Learn-by-Doing approach to make the learning experience more realistic and enjoyable. We provide learning supports that are tailored to meet the needs of individual learners.

PROGRESSION­TO­HIGHER­EDUCATION Students who successfully complete the course may gain entry to Third Level Institutes and Colleges through the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme. The most up-to-date information on Higher Education Links is located at the CAO website. Click here for details of CAO QQI Requirements Lookup The following are the most relevant courses; SG­Institute­of­Technology­Sligo l l

SG442 BSc (Hons) in Occupational Safety & Health Level 8 SG332 BEng Advanced wood and sustainable Building Technology Level 7

LY­Letterkenny­Institute­of­Technology l l

LY517 Building Services & Renewable Energy Level 7 LY508 BEng (Hons) in Fire Safety Engineering Level 8

Galway­Mayo­Institute­of­Technology l l

GA473 BEng in Civil Engineering Level 7 GA484 BEng in Civil Engineering Level 8

FEES l l l l

Student Services Registration Fee: €250 DES Programme Participation Contribution: €200 QQI Examination Fees: €50 Class Materials: €0

TOTAL:­€500 (One of the following exemptions may apply: (1) Medical Card Holders - €250 (2) BTEA - €200 (3) Grant - €200)

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DURATION This is a full-time one-year course and runs from September to May. FOR­MORE­INFORMATION Phone 071-9145480 or Email sligocfe@msletb.ie PLEASE­NOTE A new National Common Awards System (CAS) is being introduced by QQI for Further Education and Training programmes. Sligocfe reserves the right to make changes in any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the Institute and a student or third party.

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Veterinary Assistant - 5M2768 This course may be of interest to students who are considering pursuing a degree in Construction Technology with emphasis placed on Renewable Energy. It is also of particular relevance to those who have an interest in Health and Safety or for those who wish to progress to further study. THIS­COURSE­IS­DESIGNED­TO l Prepare participants for entry to Higher Education Colleges eg IT Sligo l Gain practical competence in good work practices including adherence to health and safety procedures in the workplace. l Allow the learner to develop the ability to exercise initiative in construction technology. COURSE­CONTENT l Building Construction 5N1570 l Health & Safety 5N1974 l Computer Aided Draughting (2D) 5N1604 l Renewable Energy Systems 5N4975 l Communications 5N0690 l Work Experience 5N1356 l Materials Science 5N1637 l Anatomy & Physiology 5N0749 l Computer Applications 4N1112(3) l Information Technology Skills 4N1125

COURSE­REQUIREMENTS l Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent l Interview l Mature applicants welcome

OPTIONAL­MODULES Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths (5N1833) as an extra module. CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Award in Construction Technology (5M5010) HOW­THE­COURSE­IS­TAUGHT l

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Students who successfully complete the course may gain entry to Third Level Institutes and Colleges through the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme. The most up-to-date information on Higher Education Links is located at the CAO website. Click here for details of CAO QQI Requirements Lookup The following are the most relevant courses; SG­Institute­of­Technology­Sligo l

SG442 BSc (Hons) in Occupational Safety & Health Level 8

Athlone­Institute­of­Technology l

AL731 BSc in Veterinary Nursing Level 7

Galway­Mayo­Institute­of­Technology l

GA770 BSc in Applied Freshwater and Marine Biology Level 7

LY­Letterkenny­Institute­of­Technology l

LY847 BSc in Veterinary Nursing Level 7

FEES Registration: €250 l DES Programme Participation Contribution: €200 l QQI Examination Fees: €50 l Materials Fees: €150 TOTAL:­€650 l

(One of the following exemptions may apply: (1) Medical Card Holders - €250 (2) BTEA - €200 (3) Grant - €200) DURATION This is a full-time one-year course and runs from September to May. FOR­MORE­INFORMATION Phone 071-9145480 or Email sligocfe@msletb.ie PLEASE­NOTE A new National Common Awards System (CAS) is being introduced by QQI for Further Education and Training programmes. Sligocfe reserves the right to make changes in any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the Institute and a student or third party.

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Security Studies - 5M2110 This course allows students to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue a career in private security, the uniformed services and the following related areas: Garda Síochána, Defence Forces, Prison Services and Fire Services. THIS­COURSE­IS­DESIGNED­TO l Provide participants wishing to make a career in the private security industry or the uniformed services with a thorough grounding in the legal and practical dimensions of security. COURSE­CONTENT COURSE­REQUIREMENTS l Security Industry Procedures 5N1785 l Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate l Legal Practice and Procedures 5N1394 Applied, or equivalent. l Safety and Health at Work 5N1794 l Interview l Work Experience 5N1356 l Mature applicants welcome l Information Communication Systems l This course requires participants to be 5N1952 Garda vetted. Continued participation on l Communications 5N0690 the course and work placement is dependent on the successful completion l Event Production 5N1374 of this process. l Computer Applications 4N1112 l Guarding Skills 4N1118

OPTIONAL­MODULES Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths (5N1833) as an extra module. CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Award in Security Studies (5M2110). This qualification is recognised by the Security Institute of Ireland. CAREER­OPPORTUNITIES l l l l l l

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SCFE has developed a style of teaching to meet the needs of a diverse community of learners. We make extensive use of advanced multimedia and internet based technologies to bring subject matter to life and to ensure effective learning. Whenever possible, we use a Learn-by-Doing approach to make the learning experience more realistic and enjoyable. We provide learning supports that are tailored to the needs of individual learners.

PROGRESSION­TO­HIGHER­EDUCATION Students who successfully complete the course may gain entry to Third Level Institutes and Colleges through the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme. Students are eligible to apply to PSA for license for Door Security and Static Guarding. This licence may be used for gaining employment abroad. The following are the most relevant courses; SG­Institute­of­Technology­Sligo l

SG135 Business with Tourism/Event Management Level 7

LY­Letterkenny­Institute­of­Technology l l

LY207 Legal with Criminal Justice Level 7/8 LY227 Legal Studies Level 7

Galway­Mayo­Institute­of­Technology l l

GA870 Outdoor Education and Leisure GMIT (mayo) Level 7 GA360 Tourism Level 6

Griffith­College­Limerick l

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GC325 Legal Studies Level 6 Student Services Registration Fee: €250 DES Programme Participation Contribution: €200 QQI Examination Fees: €50 Class Materials: €0

TOTAL:­€500 (One of the following exemptions may apply: (1) Medical Card Holders - €250 (2) BTEA - €200 (3) Grant - €200) DURATION This is a full-time one-year course and runs from September to May. FOR­MORE­INFORMATION Phone 071-9145480 or Email sligocfe@msletb.ie PLEASE­NOTE Sligocfe reserves the right to make changes in any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the Institute and a student or third party. 77


Food Science & Nutrition - 5M5267 This Food Science & Nutrition course is aimed at students who want to develop their knowledge of food science and nutrition. The applied nature of this programme will focus on the relationship between food and health and the study of food from a scientific point of view. This course can provide successful students with the knowledge and the entry requirements necessary to access some science based programmes at Third level. The course also aims to provide students with the skills necessary to gain employment in the food industry. THIS­COURSE­IS­DESIGNED­TO l Prepare participants for specialised degree programmes in Higher Education Colleges eg IT Sligo & St. Angela’s. l Allow the learner to acquire the knowledge, skills and competence to independently and under supervision analyse, quantify and report on the physical, chemical and biochemical nature of foods and the principles of food processing. l Gain practical competence in good work practices including an adherence to health and safety procedures in the workplace.

COURSE­CONTENT l Food Processing 5N5245 l Microbiology 5N0737 l Food Chemistry 5N2748 l Nutrition 5N2006 l Food Safety & HACCP 5N5266 l Anatomy & Physiology 5N0749 l Communications 5N0690 l Work Experience 5N1356

COURSE­REQUIREMENTS l Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied, or equivalent. l Interview l Mature applicants welcome

OPTIONAL­MODULES Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths (5N1833) as an extra module. CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Award in Food Science (5M5267)

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PROGRESSION­TO­HIGHER­EDUCATION Students who successfully complete the course may gain entry to Third Level Institutes and Colleges through the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme. The most up-to-date information on Higher Education Links is located at the CAO website. Click here for details of CAO QQI Requirements Lookup

SG­Institute­of­Technology­Sligo l l

SG434 BSc in Human Nutrition Level 7 SG434 BSc in Human Nutrition Level 7

LY­Letterkenny­Institute­of­Technology l

LY837 BSc in Food Science & Nutrition Level 7

LS­St.­Angela’s­College­Sligo­(NUIG) l

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LS BSc in Food & Business Management Level 8 Student Services Registration Fee: €250 DES Programme Participation Contribution: €200 QQI Examination Fees: €50 Class Materials: €100

TOTAL:­€600 (One of the following exemptions may apply: (1) Medical Card Holders - €250 (2) BTEA - €200 (3) Grant - €200) DURATION This is a full-time one-year course and runs from September to May. FOR­MORE­INFORMATION Phone 071-9145480 or Email sligocfe@msletb.ie PLEASE­NOTE A new National Common Awards System (CAS) is being introduced by QQI for Further Education and Training programmes. Sligocfe reserves the right to make changes in any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the Institute and a student or third party.

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Hairdressing - 5M3351 (Junior Trades) This is a one year course which consists of intensive training in the skills and education required for the Hairdressing Industry with the option to continue for a further year to a higher level of hairdressing in Sligo College OF F.E. Training is provided in the fullyequipped College hairdressing salon. Our work experience programme offers students the opportunity to further develop their skills in selected and approved hairdressing salons. THIS­COURSE­IS­DESIGNED­TO l Equip the learner with the knowledge and practical skills required for a career as a trainee hairdresser. l

It is the perfect induction to the basics in hairdressing and can open a world of opportunity into the world of hairdressing.

COURSE­CONTENT l Communications 5N0690 l Safety & Health at Work 5N1794 l Customer Service 5N0972 l Work Experience 5N1356 l Beauty Industry Ethics and Practice 5N3470 l Hairdressing Science 5N3346 l Hairdressing Theory and Practice 5N3345

COURSE­REQUIREMENTS l Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent l Interview l Mature applicants welcome l Interviews held in May 2015.

CERTIFICATION l l

QQI Level 5 Award in Hairdressing (5M3351) Junior Trades - State Examinations Commission

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Shampooing & Conditioning Setting & Blow Styling Basic Colour & Permanent Waving

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Basic Cutting Techniques Reception & Client Consultation

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OPTIONAL­MODULES Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths (5N1833) as an extra module. CAREER­OPPORTUNITIES Sligo College of F.E. is a major provider of courses for the Hairdressing Industry including training for apprentices for Junior Trade and City & Guilds international diploma. Upon successful completion of this course, students may gain placement as a Senior First Year Apprentice in a high-profile hairdressing salon or progress to Year 2 Hairdressing in Sligo College of F.E. FEES l l l l

Student Services Registration €250 DES Programme Participation Contribution €200 QQI Examination Fee €50 Materials Fee €400

TOTAL:­€900 (One of the following exemptions may apply: (1) Medical Card Holders - €250 (2) BTEA - €200 (3) Grant - €200) Additional­Costs­ FULL HAIRDRESSING KIT : DETAILS GIVEN OF KIT REQUIRED AT INTERVIEW, PROFESSIONAL KIT APPROXIMATE COST 150 EUROS Two uniforms required, salon tunic crested with Sligo college of F.E. logo available from Jako suppliers Sligo. (Approximate cost 50 euro’s for both) FOR­MORE­INFORMATION Phone 071-9145480 or Email sligocfe@msletb.ie PLEASE­NOTE l At registration students will be requested to complete documentation in order to successfully pass a garda vetting process before they commence work experience. l A new national Common Awards System (CAS) is being introduced by QQI for Further Education and Training programmes. Sligocfe reserves the right to make changes in any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the Institute and a student or third party.

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Hairdressing Year 2 – City & Guilds (Senior Trades) THIS­COURSE­IS­DESIGNED­TO Further advance into the world of hairdressing. Our award winning hairdressing department will guide you through City & Guilds International Diploma in women’s hairdressing along with the department of education senior trades award.Year 2 also incorporates open salon and competition work. Learners will be expected to attain the highest standards in practical day to day procedures in the hairdressing field. Learners will study and practice all areas of hairdressing including consulting, hair and scalp diagnosing, blow-dry and setting, cutting, colouring, styling and dressing hair for clients, as well as hair science and theory. COURSE­CONTENT l Working within the hair industry l Health and Safety l Client consultation l Shampoo and condition the hair & scalp l Promote products and services l Cut women's hair l Colour and lighten hair l Perm and neutralise l The art of dressing hair l Scalp massage l Salon reception duties l Create an image

COURSE­REQUIREMENTS l Interview l FETAC/QQI Level 5 Certificate in Hairdressing (5M3351) l Mature applicants welcome. l Interviews held in May 2017. l Places are open to qualified hair dressers who require formal written qualifications.

CERTIFICATION YEAR 2: City & Guilds international Diploma in women’s hairdressing. Junior Trades Certificate - State Examinations Commission CAREER­OPPORTUNITIES Successful completion of the City & Guilds Diploma could lead you to a career as a hair stylist, colour or perm technician, or to work as a sales representative for hairdressing products. In addition, students may progress to further studies in the field. DURATION This is a full-time one-year course and runs from September to May. The course runs three days a week and students are encouraged to organise a salon to work two days a week in, to supplement their learning. 83


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Students who successfully complete the course may gain entry to Third Level Institutes and Colleges through the QQI Higher Education Links Click here for details of CAO QQI Requirements Lookup

Student Services Registration €250 DES Programme Participation Contribution €200 QQI Examination Fee €50 Materials Fee €600

TOTAL:­€1100 (One of the following exemptions may apply: (1) Medical Card Holders - €250 (2) BTEA - €200 (3) Grant - €200) FOR­MORE­INFORMATION Phone 071-9145480 or Email sligocfe@msletb.ie PLEASE­NOTE l At registration students will be requested to complete documentation in order to successfully pass a garda vetting process before they commence work experience. l A new national Common Awards System (CAS) is being introduced by QQI for Further Education and Training programmes. Sligocfe reserves the right to make changes in any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the Institute and a student or third party.

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Make-up Artistry - 5M5265 This course is designed to equip students with a range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge required to work in the beauty industry. Students will gain hands-on experience in beauty and theatrical makeup settings. Students who complete this course may gain employment in a range of different settings including TV, Theatre, their own beauty salon as well as many hospitality settings. COURSE­CONTENT l Customer Service 5N0972 l Work Experience 5N1356 l Skin and Eye Treatments 5N3467 l Special Makeup Effects 5N4634 l Postiche 5N4633 l Theatrical Makeup 5N4632 l Fashion and Media 5N4627

COURSE­REQUIREMENTS l Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied, or equivalent. l Interview l Mature applicants welcome

CAREER­OPPORTUNITIES Graduates may pursue employment in the following areas: l Theatre l Health and Beauty Spas l Hotels l Salons l Television and Film FEES l l l l

Student Services Registration €250 DES Programme Participation Contribution €200 QQI Examination Fee €50 Materials Fee €600 TOTAL:­€1100 (One of the following exemptions may apply:

(1) Medical Card Holders - €250

(2) BTEA - €200 (3) Grant - €200) DURATION This is a full-time one year course and runs from September to May. FOR­MORE­INFORMATION Please phone 07191­45480 or email sligocfe@msletb.ie | marykeane@msletb.ie 85


Clarion Road, Sligo Telephone: (071)­9145480 Fax: (071)­9141084 Email: sligocfe@msletb.ie Web: www.sligocfe.ie

SligoCFE Prospectus 17-18  

Sligo College of Further Education online prospectus 2017-2018

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