The further education college in Galway Community College offers QQI Level 5 and 6 courses commencing in September. There are limited places available in sport, business, motor technology, graphic design, and in the performance department. To apply and register, visit www.galwaycc.ie, call into the college, or phone 091 755464.
These courses are for school leavers, those returning to education, or learners wishing to continue with their education enhancing professional development in recognised areas of industry and growth.
Doing a further education course has many advantages for students who may not fully know their preferred area of study, and it also acts as a viable route to higher education courses. GCC's link with GMIT allows Level 6 students to progress their studies entering at year two. These courses offer practical training for students, with smaller classes, expert tuition, and work experience in local businesses.
GCC has a broad range of Level 5 and 6 courses on offer with tutors developing new courses and new modules in line with industry trends in employment with links to higher education. While studying in GCC you can expect a friendly, inclusive environment, and the college has a strong reputation for excellent tutoring and progression opportunities. It offers an ideal location close to the city centre with free parking, a café, modern facilities, and full time career guidance. All courses are eligible for a SUSI grant.
Popular courses include Level 5 biomedical science/laboratory studies, horticulture and motor technology and Level 6 business management, while Level 6 music has been added this year.
On completion of a course, a maximum of 390 points can be achieved for progression to third level education. Successful completion and certification of a QQI Level 5 course allows students to apply through the CAO system for any course up to 390 points. Close ties with industry in Galway city and county and a focus on third level education are key factors in what has made the further education college at GCC a popular choice.
Apply online at www.galwaycc.ie for September 2018.