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Programme Title: General Learning

Major Award: NFQ Level 4 Certificate in General Learning 4M2010

Programme Structure: Two Year Part Time

Funding:          BTEI Grant funded (see notes on BTEI)


Programme Overview

This programme is ideally suited to adults returning to education after a length of time and unable to commit to a full-time programme. This programme offers flexible progression to further studies at Level 5 (Post Leaving Certificate) on the National Framework of Qualifications and Third Level as well as enhancing the employability of the student.



Programme Objectives

  • To provide a programme of learning that is general in nature and flexible in structure so that the student has the maximum opportunity to improve their communication, numerical, ICT, planning and problem solving skills
  • To facilitate the student to explore new vocational areas such as Work Experience or Work Practice with a view to upskilling, developing new skills and exploring concepts and subjects that may interest the student in future programmes or employment
  • To enhance the student’s confidence in their ability and to build on their skills and potential



Programme Content


Computer   Applications

Work   Experience

Understanding   Interculturalism

Business   Calculations

Information   Technology Skills

Personal   & Interpersonal Development






This programme offers two subject areas at a time over four terms over a two year period. Participants will still receive national accreditation for each subject completed but will only receive the major award if all required subjects are successfully completed.