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QQI courses have a national standard and recognition.  They are generally more adult friendly as most assessment is by assignment rather than examination.

Communications

This module aims to equip the Learner with a range of communications skills for use in social, personal and work life and to encourage the Learner to have the confidence to use these skills in their daily lives. This includes developing good reading, writing and interpersonal communication skills for use in a range of situations.

Customer Service Level 4

This module will give you the skills and knowledge you need to deliver quality customer care in the work place.  The module is a very useful one for work in all careers and areas of employment that deal with the public.

Maths

This module is about the type of maths we encounter in our daily lives.  It includes decimals, fractions, percentages, approximations and effective use of the calculator.  There is also a section on area and volume of common shapes and an introduction to algebra and problem solving.  There is no exam – assessment is through regular assignments.

Computer Literacy

The Computer Literacy module at QQI L3 aims to provide learners with the confidence and skills required to access and use a computer for their own needs.  This will involve exploring the concepts and terminology associated with using ICT equipment as well as understanding the makeup of a personal computer and how the different parts connect.  Participants of this course will also have opportunities to complete personally relevant tasks and develop other soft skills throughout the duration of their study.

Health Related Fitness

The aim of the module is to provide the learner with the personal knowledge and skills required for health and fitness. To understand the short and long term effects of exercise on their health in combination with a well balanced diet.

 Art & Design

This module enables the learner to develop an understanding of the design process from visual awareness to personal responses, using a wide range of media, materials, technologies and processes and then to communicate these skills within their own artwork.

Personal Effectiveness

Personal effectiveness offers a great variety of learning skills encouraging the learner to reflect on their own attitudes and life and promotes skills and understanding which are useful for dealing with a variety of situations in the home, workplace and society.

 

 

QQI courses have a national standard and recognition.  They are generally more adult friendly as most assessment is by assignment rather than examination.

Computer Applications

The aim is to get a general understanding and practical experience ofDatabases, Spreadsheets and Computer Graphics.  Databases are used to store large amounts of data in a structured manner.  The module includes setting up simple databases, sorting data and searching for specific information.  Spreadsheets are used to perform calculations using formulae but are also about making columns of figures appear neat, aligned properly, etc.  In the graphics section, drawing tools are used to construct pictures from shape - requires little artistic flare.  

English as a Second Language

This module aims to enable students to develop knowledge, skills and competence to communicate effectively through the English language in personal, social and work-related situations. The learner will be encouraged to practice his/her reading and writing skills, sustain conversations with others and learn about some of the key features of Irish society and culture.

Work Experience

This programme module aims to provide the learner with the personal knowledge and skills to participate in a suitable work placement under supervision and to create an awareness of factors affecting different types of work placement opportunities in the locality.   Some of the topics include employer and employee rights and responsibilities, identification of learner skills and attributes, prepare, plan and complete work experience placement.

Everyday Science

This module is suitable for learners with little or no scientific background, who wish to gain an understanding of how science applies to everyday life.  It is a very practical module with the minimum of theory.  It consists of three units: air, water and energy.

Functional Maths

This core module should provide the learner with the skills to better understand day-to-day mathematical calculations.  The mathematical techniques should be in the context of real life situations: financial problems such as percentages, bills, taxes, currency conversions & interest calculations and using algebra to represent simple common problems.  Learners will be expected to use calculators routinely as an aid to solving real problems.  Basic arithmetic would be very beneficial.

Health Related Fitness

The aim of the module is to provide the learners with skills and knowledge to enable them to integrate healthy lifestyle patterns with their own lives.  It involves a limited amount of theoretical understanding of human biology specifically related to physical activity.  Learners take part in a fun way in a range of physical activities.  The module also involves examination of lifestyle choice i.e. diet, substance abuse, level of exercise.

Design

This module enables the learner to develop an understanding of the design process. It also encourages a visual awareness and appreciation of design in society in a historical and cultural context. The learner can develop the skills and language to use with a range of different media, materials, technologies and processes appropriate to specific design areas and then communicate these skills within their own artwork.

Teamworking

This module is designed to equip the learners with the knowledge, skills and competence to work as an effective member of a team, on their own initiative while under general direction and within a range of diverse team-orientated environments.

 

 

QQI courses have a national standard and recognition.  They are generally more adult friendly as most assessment is by assignment rather than examination.

Communications

This core module has been developed to cater for a wide range of Level 4 participants.  It is designed to enhance communicative ability and confidence so that learners will be able to communicate effectively in both professional and personal life.  The learning outcomes address five different areas: information and communication technology, non-verbal and visual communications, effective interaction, reading and writing.

Computer Applications

The aim is to get a general understanding and practical experience of Databases, Spreadsheets and Computer Graphics.  Databases are used to store large amounts of data in a structured manner.  The module includes setting up simple databases, sorting data and searching for specific information.  Spreadsheets are used to perform calculations using formulae but are also about making columns of figures appear neat, aligned properly, etc.  In the graphics section, drawing tools are used to construct pictures from shape -requires little artistic flare.  

Customer Service

This module will give you the skills and knowledge you need to deliver quality customer care in the work place.  The module is a very useful one for work in all careers and areas of employment that deal with the public.

Design

This module enables the learner to develop an understanding of the design process. It also encourages a visual awareness and appreciation of design in society in a historical and cultural context. The learner can develop the skills and language to use with a range of different media, materials, technologies and processes appropriate to specific design areas and then communicate these skills within their own artwork.

Personal Effectiveness

This module offers the learner the opportunity to develop, practice and gain credit for a range of key generic personal and interpersonal skills, which are important in dealing with many situations in working and social life.  There are four units: self-managed learning; issue resolutions; interpersonal skills and health, hygiene and safety.

French

This module is designed to give beginners or near-beginners a basic level of language competence.  The emphasis is on building the student’s confidence through skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.  The student will develop the ability to use the language effectively for practical communication.  There are four units: interpersonal communication, travel and accommodation, food and drink, shopping and making purchases.

Functional Maths

This core module provides the learner with the skills to better understand and work out day-to-day mathematical calculations.  The techniques are in the context of real life situations: financial problems such as percentages, bills, taxes, currency conversions & interest calculations and using algebra to solve simple common problems.  Learners will be expected to use calculators routinely in solving real problems.  Basic arithmetic would be very beneficial.

Workplace Safety

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to appreciate the importance of workplace safety. It is designed to develop skills in handling workplace items and safety equipment safely and effectively.

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