How do I apply for a course?
Contact your local Centre. Registrations days are held each September where you can find information on these courses.
Register on www.fetchcourses.ie
To register you need to have a PPS Number
To apply for a course on www.fetchcourses.ie you need to do the following
Have access to an email address
Open up www.fetchcourses.ie
Go to register button, this will take you to a registration page. Fill in your details including your email
You will then receive an email from www.fetchcourses.ie. There will be a link on your email. Click into this link to confirm your email
Then re-open www.fetchcourses.ie. Sign in and fill in the details on this form. Save as you fill in each section.
Once you have the details entered click into course finder
If you don’t have the code for the course click into the location e.g. Moyross Limerick and enter a keyword e.g. pilates. This will then detail the course you want. Click into apply now.
e.g. it is important to tick the data protection box.
You can sign into your account at any time to check your applications
Non-certIfied courses – places are allocated to people from the local community and if there are vacancies courses are offered to others.
QQI Certified Courses (Back to Education Initiative)
Contact your local Centre. Fill in an application form. Learners are invited to take part in an assessment to identify supports they may need.
Adult Literacy Service
Please phone 061-445700 and we will meet you to discuss your needs and the most suitable option, either 1:1 or a small group
How much does it cost?
Local centres charge €2-€3 per class to cover administration costs
How long do the courses last?
Community education programmes are offered as short courses of 6 -10 weeks. Taster workshops are also offiered.
Adult Literacy courses are offered as short courses of 6 weeks or at certified Level 2 which would run for ten to 15 weeks
Certified programmes can vary from 15 weeks for a level 3 to 20 weeks for a level 4,5,6
How many modules do I need to gain a major award
L5 & L6 you need 120 credits (generally each module is 15 credits) so you would do 8 modules to complete a L5 or L6
L3 you need 60 credits (generally each module is 10 credits)
L4 you need 90 credits, (generally each module is 10- 15 credits depending on the module)
I have completed FETAC modules, can I use those as credits towards a major award
QQI is the new awarding body which has replaced FETAC. New Awards have been developed in the past number of years. These new awards have replaced all old awards previously awarded under QQI.
In order to get credit for these awards learners must inform centres and show evidence of certs which they have completed.
From 2016 on there is a time limit of 5 years on gaining an exemption for an old award. e.g. if you are applying for a major award in Sept 2017 then only certs dated after Sept 2012 will be accepted for exemption. For those applying in 2018, 2013 is the cut off period.
For Non-QQI certs including ECDL, CACHE, Mos etc. the same time limit will apply from 2016
Holders of Higher Education major awards at Level 6 – 10 on NFQ are entitled to an exemption for
Level 5 communications – time limit of 5 years applies
If you are unsure of your entitlement to an exemption please contact your centre co-ordinator