Course Description

Return to Learning (Access Programme)

This Certificate level course is designed as a stepping stone for adults who wish to return to study but have not studied in any formal way for a number of years. Participants are given an opportunity to sample a number of academic subjects so that they can make a more informed choice when selecting subjects later. Students who obtain final grade of 60% or above will automatically be offered a place on the Bachelor of Arts degree programme in Maynooth University.

Topics covered include: Sociology; Local History; Information and Communication Technology for Academic study; Study Skills, Essay Research and Writing, Library Skills, Time Management, Academic Development.

Fee €1000, an Easy Payment Option is available upon request.

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Training ProviderMaynooth University
Course LocationMaynooth, Kildare, Ireland
Course CategoryAdult and Community Education, Educational & Teacher Training
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course QualificationLevel 5 Certificate
Awarding BodyNational University of Ireland
Awarding Body DetailsCertificate in Return to Learning
Course Start Date23rd September 2019
Course End Date8th May 2020
Course Duration100 hours
Course TimeThere are a number of options for students to take this course. Running times are Monday and Weds mornings OR Weds. and Friday mornings 10.00-12.30. Students can also choose Wednesday evenings 6.00-9.45.
Course Fee€1000
Entry RequirementsParticipants need to be 21 years of age or over on 1st January of the year in which the course commences. As courses are delivered in keeping with adult education practice, participants will be expected to: be willing to engage with group activities and group learning; be willing to learn through dialogue and reflection on experience; have a level of literacy that is sufficient to complete the assessment requirements.NB please be aware that the age to access Full-time undergraduate study remains at 23 years of age on 1st January in year of application.
Carear PathA large number of students who complete this course progress on to Full Time or the Part-Time Evening degrees in Maynooth University or other institutes of Higher Education.Students who obtain final grade of 60% or above will automatically be offered a place on the Bachelor of Arts degree programme in Maynooth University. This Foundation level course does not carry ECTS and consequently does not qualify for Recognition of Accredited Prior Learning (RAPL).
Phone(01) 708 6062
Course CodeRL1
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Maynooth University

1 Floor School of Education, North Campus Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Maynooth, Kildare, Republic of Ireland

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