Skills for Life and Employment
This part time course runs frequently throughout the year in various locations around Ireland. It involves:
Attendance at two 2 day workshops (with an interval of approx. 3 weeks between the two workshops);
Skills for Life and Employment module;
Submission of an assignment (the assignment requires the student to develop a personal competence portfolio).
Applicants must normally have reached 21 years of age on 1st January of the calendar year of entry. Applicants under 21 years of age must satisfy the matriculation requirements of NUI Galway. Applicants will be expected to have basic computer skill competence and should have access to the internet.
approx. 12 weeks
Next start date: October 2013
ECTS weighting: 10
Awards: Foundation Diploma in Skills for Life and Employment
NFQ level: 7
When you have successfully completed the programme you will be able to:
Identify the skills of successful personal development and self-management and use these skills;
Identify key communication skills and use these skills to develop effective communication techniques and practices;
Identify people and task management skills and develop your competence in these areas;
Describe the concept of entrepreneurship and its key principles; develop your competence in these areas;
Develop a personal portfolio of core skills and use this portfolio to enhance personal and professional prospects.
Applications and selections
Requirements and assessment
Fees for this course
EU (Total): €850
A number of scholarships will be available for applicants who have become unemployed (since January 2008) and wish to update their skills and knowledge. Scholarships will constitute up to 50% contribution to programme fees. A separate application process will be required.