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Further education at GTI — your pathway to future success

Whether you have received the offer you want or are having second thoughts about the course you chose, it is worth checking out the further education options available to you at Galway Technical Institute, the largest provider of full-time QQI Level 5 and 6 programmes in the west of Ireland. GTI will host a final open day on Tuesday September 11 from 10am to 4pm.

Trading Faces Stage School

Taking part in a Trading Faces workshop can help boost your child’s confidence in a safe and fun environment. Claire Power, artistic director with Trading Faces, who has been a drama teacher for more than 19 years, outlines the benefits in personal development for your child.

From Vatican visitors to CAO courses, Ireland has experienced an interesting week

The only topic to begin this week is the Pope. There are so many emotions swirling around that it is difficult to focus exactly on what happened and how it will affect Ireland.

Students’ Union issues accommodation guidelines

With the first round of CAO Offers being issued next Monday, thousands of students coming to NUI Galway and the GMIT will be seeking accommodation. The NUI Galway Students’ Union is urging them to be cautious and not rush into signing any lease or contract.

Leaving cert students face unknown but fears shouldn’t stop their goals

Let’s look at the sports. Last Saturday we had Galway versus Dublin in the football semi-final and of course, Dublin won.

NUI Galway engineering maths qualifying exam offers Leaving Cert students a second chance

The College of Engineering and Informatics at NUI Galway has announced details of this year’s engineering maths qualifying exam, which gives students a second chance to pursue a career in engineering. The exam, which takes place on Wednesday, August 22, is for students who achieve the CAO points for an undergraduate engineering degree course at NUI Galway but who have not met the obligatory maths requirement.

Picking the right subjects for your career path

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Post Leaving Cert courses

Now that the first deadline for the CAO has passed, the next area of focus in schools, and indeed for adults who are interested in accessing education, is the further education (FE) sector, also known as PLCs. Post-Leaving Cert courses can provide an alternative route to college and a means of exploring a particular field of study. They are also a means of upskilling in a particular area or a direct route into employment. All courses teach research skills, self-directed learning, and computer skills. Many school leavers use these courses to help them with future career choices.

Apprenticeship opportunities

One of the many options outside of CAO is the apprenticeship route and one of the old reliables, the ESB Networks Apprenticeship Programme, is now open for applications.

January consideration for CAO applicants

This Saturday January 20 marks the first of the CAO deadlines this year. Applicants are offered a discounted rate of €30 to register until then. After that, the application fee increases to €45 until February 1. It is advisable to register immediately if you have not done so already.

 

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