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Kenmare Adult Education Centre

Programme Information
Back to Education Initiative (BTEI) programme People with a Social Welfare payment, Medical Card, or who left school before completing their Leaving Cert do not pay for BTEI; all others pay the fee as advertised for the course. The programme is aimed to combat educational disadvantage, but courses are open to all. (BTEI is a FETAC Certified programme.) Community Education This programme aims to provide locally based education to meet the needs of the community, not just the individual. However, in certain circumstances, courses are run at a reduced fee, where individuals can sign up. As these classes are subsidised they are intended for the unemployed or those on a low income. FETAC All FETAC accredited courses lead to a national qualification which is recognised in Ireland and the EU. Adult Basic Education If you are interested in returning to education to improve your reading, writing, spelling or maths, or perhaps you would like some help with form filling or letter writing, we can offer one-to-one help from a voluntary tutor. We also provide a variety of small group classes. All classes are held in friendly surroundings in our own Centre. This is a free and confidential service. To find out more about this service contact 064 664 2728 or 086 827 9248, or email: returntolearning@gmail.com Kerry Adult Guidance Service This service provides one to one guidance sessions to eligible adults who want to find out more about courses and career options. The service is available at Kenmare one day a month. Contact the Centre on 064 664 1157 for an appoint-

Kenmare Adult Education Centre


www.kenmareaec.ie

Kenmare Adult Education Centre provides a centre for learning in Kenmare and the surrounding areas. It provides a friendly and supportive learning environment to participants on courses which are designed to offer basic skills for newcomers and up to FETAC Level 6 for those looking for progression. We are pleased to present the courses for Autumn 2012. For more information about any of the courses contained in this brochure, please contact us at: Kenmare Adult Education Centre Bell Height, Kenmare, County Kerry Tel: 064 664 1157 Email: info@kenmareaec.ie Web: www.kenmareaec.ie

2012 Autumn Programme


Includes 4 Full FETAC Certificates
Please note the early application dates for these Certificates

Please note that all classes must be booked and paid for in advance.

EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS

Full Certificate / FETAC Level 3

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday : 2.00 - 5.00 pm

This is a one year course, delivered over three afternoons a week from September 2012 to May 2013 (during school terms). It is intended to help people increase their chances of gaining employment. Priority will be given to those in the 25 - 34 year age cohort, those that have lost their employment in recent times, as well as those who have not completed their Leaving Certificate (or equivalent). However, it is open for anybody to apply. A total of 6 or 7 subjects is required for successful completion of this Award to be chosen from the list below (note that some subjects are mandatory and others are to be chosen from electives list). The following is the subjects list: Career Preparation Work Experience Internet Skills Personal and Interpersonal Skills Application of Numbers Word Processing Spreadsheets Digital Media Database Desktop Publishing An INFORMATION PACK, with an Application Form, on this course is available from the Centre. (It is vital that prospective learners obtain and read the pack to be clearly aware what the course involves). The pack is available from the Centre office or can be downloaded from the website: www.kenmareaec.ie Deadline for application is Friday, 14th September 2012. Interviews for Course places will be held on Wednesday, 19th September. The course will begin on Tuesday, 25th September 2012 (subject to sufficient number of applications being received).

SELF-FINANCING COURSES

Classes available this Autumn:


Total Toning: Tuesday (9.45 - 10.45am) 50 (6 weeks) Spanish: Tuesday (7.30-9pm) 55 (6weeks) Total Toning: Thursday (7.00 - 8.00pm) 50 (6 weeks) Fifty, Fit & Flabuless: Tuesday (3.00 - 4.00 pm)

50 (6 weeks)
Ball & Tone: Thursday (9.45 - 10.45 am) 50 (6 weeks) Ball & Tone: Thursday (7.00 - 8.00pm) 50 (6 weeks) Italian for Beginners: Thursday (7.30 - 9.00pm)

55 (6 weeks)
Spanish for Improvers: Thursday (7.30 - 9.00pm)

55 (6 weeks)
Facebook (how to use Facebook to stay in touch with

friends): Tuesday (7.30 - 9.30pm) 25 (2 weeks)


Skype: (how to install and use Skype):

Tuesday (7.30 - 9.30pm) 15 (1 week)


WordPress (how to use WordPress to build a website):

Thursday 7.30 - 9.30pm) 65 (5 weeks)


eBay (learn to buy and sell safely online):

Tuesday (7.30 - 9.30pm) 40 (3 weeks)


Self-Financing Courses are courses that have to recover the costs of delivering them. No dates are given for starting these particular courses as their existence is dependant upon a minimum number of registrations. (When courses do run, they usually start in late September/early October.) Places on these courses must be reserved and paid for before the course begins.

If you are interested in attending any of the courses listed above, and would like to reserve a place, please contact the Centre office on 064 664 1157, or email: info@kenmareaec.ie

ADULT LITERACY

and Basic Education

BUSINESS STUDIES

Full Certificate / FETAC Level 5

Private one-to-one help with reading, writing and spelling, if you would like to brush up on the basics. Beginners computers courses including internet and email for small groups. Help with family budgets and maths for everyday living. Courses for parents including Child Development and Story Sacks. Personal Development courses to help you make a fresh start. Driver Theory test All Adult Literacy and Basic Education courses are FREE OF CHARGE.

Monday - Thursday : 9.30am - 1.45pm

This is a one year course, delivered over four mornings a week from September 2012 - May 2013.
(There will be additional Study Skills sessions at times/days to be agreed.)

This course is intended to help people update their skills to gain employment, particularly those thinking of self employment, or people who may be considering going on to Higher Education through the progression to Higher Education Links Scheme. There are 8 Subjects required for this Award drawn from the following list (these topics may be subject to some
change):

Talk to us in total confidence on: 064 664 2728 or 086 827 9248 or email us on: returntolearning@gmail.com

Business Law Entrepreneurial Skills Personal Effectiveness The Internet Spreadsheets Word Processing Marketing Practice Digital Marketing Book-keeping Business Administration Skills Work Experience

An INFORMATION PACK, with an Application Form, on this course is available from the Centre office or can be downloaded from website: www.kenmareaec.ie (It is important that people who are interested in this course read the information pack, and talk to the Centre, before applying, to be clearly aware of what the course entails.) Deadline for application is Friday, 20th July 2012. Selection for places on this course will be through interview. These interviews to be held on the Wednesday, 25th July 2012.

Full Certificate / FETAC Level 5

Three Sessions a week

The course is designed to help people gain employment in the broad healthcare area including the Health Care Executive (HSE), Nursing Homes and Home Care. It also meets the requirements for progression to Degree Programme in General Nursing and Mental Health Nursing in the Institutes of Technology (with 5 Distinctions). The Subjects covered in the course are: Care Skills Care Support Health and Safety at Work Communications Work Experience Anatomy and Physiology Introduction to Nursing Human Growth and Development An INFORMATION PACK, with an Application Form, for this course is available from the Centre office or can be downloaded from the website: www.kenmareaec.ie (It is vital that prospective learners read the pack so as to be clearly aware of what the course entails.) The deadline for receipt of applications for this course is Friday, 20th July 2012. The selection for places on the course will be by interview, to be held on Wednesday, 25th July 2012. Please contact the Adult Education Centre on 064 664 1157, or email: info@kenmareaec.ie for further details and discussion on this course.

COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAMME

HEALTHCARE SUPPORT

This course runs on a part-time basis over a 15-month period (3 sessions per week) between September 2012 and December 2013 (during school terms).

This programme aims to provide locally-based, non-certified education to meet the needs of the community, not just the individual. These courses are offered at a reduced fee in order to provide people with an opportunity to get a taste of doing something different. They are intended for the unemployed or those on a low income but are open to all. (Cost: 40 for 16 hours tuition and 45 for 20 hours tuition.) The courses available this Autumn are: Simple Printmaking: Thursday (2.00 - 5.00pm) 45 (7 weeks) Watercolour Painting: Wednesday (2.00 - 5.00pm) 45 (7 weeks) Pruning Workshop: Wednesday (2.00 - 4.00pm) 20 (4 weeks) PC Basics; getting started with your computer: Monday (2.00 - 4.00pm) 40 (6 weeks) An Introduction to Project Management for Community Organisations: Tuesday (2.00 - 5.00pm) 45 (7 weeks) Training for Officer Positions in Community Organisations: Thursday (2.00 - 5.00pm) 45 (7 weeks) An Introduction to Sculpture: Thursday (10.00am - 1.00pm) 45* (7 weeks)
*There is a tools/materials cost for Sculpture course.

Course outlines are available from Centre office. These courses must be booked and paid for before the course begins. (Bookings are taken for courses that will then begin when viable numbers are reached.) To reserve a place on any of the above courses, please contact the Centre office on 064 664 1157, or email: info@kenmareaec.ie.

SINGLE SUBJECTS

Advanced Certificate / FETAC Level 6

FETAC Certified

BUSINESS, ADMINISTRATION AND MARKETING

The BTEI (Back to Education Initiative) Programme is a part-time programme. People are encouraged to take one course, or more. People with a Social Welfare payment, Medical Card, or who left school before completing their Leaving Certificate (or equivalent) do not pay for BTEI courses. All others pay the fee of either 75 (Levels 3 & 4) or 150 (Level 5) for courses. (The programme is aimed to combat educational disadvantage, but is open to all.)
All courses run for approximately 12 weeks.

Tuesday - Friday : 9.30am - 1.45 pm

This is a one year course that runs from September 2012 - May 2013 over four days per week. Entry requirements are Leaving Certificate (or equivalent), and/or FETAC Level 5. (Others will be considered where they can demonstrate that they have the skills/abilities to successfully complete programme.) This Award is aimed at those who want to consider Higher Education and/or those who wish to develop higher level business skills. The subjects covered on the course are: Law Business Management Entrepreneurial Studies Financial Reporting E-business Human Resources Project Management Payroll or Spreadsheets An INFORMATION PACK, with an Application Form, for this course is available from the Centre office or can be downloaded from website: www.kenmareaec.ie (It is important that prospective learners read the pack so as to be clearly aware as to what the course entails.) The deadline for receipt of applications for this course is Friday, 20th July 2012. Interviews for places on course will be held on Tuesday, 24th July 2012. Please contact the Adult Education Centre on 064 664 1157, or email: info@kenmareaec.ie for further details and discussion on this course.

FETAC (Level 3) Wood Turning: (Thursday, 10.00am - 1.00pm) Internet Skills: (Tuesday, 2.00pm - 5.00pm) English as a Second Language: (Friday, 1.00 4.00pm) FETAC (Level 4) Information Technology Skills: (Friday, 10.00am 1.00pm) Computer Application: (Monday, 2.00 - 5.00pm) Plant Identification, Care & Maintenance: (Wednesday, 10.00am - 1.00pm) FETAC (Level 5) Payroll: (Monday & Wednesday, 2.00 - 5.00pm) Web Design: (Tuesday & Thursday, 2.00 - 5.00pm) Combined Materials: (Thursday, 10.00am - 1.00pm) Occupational First Aid: (Monday, 2.00 - 6.00pm)*
*There is a materials cost of 45 for book and mask for each person on the Occupational First Aid course.

To reserve a place on any of the above courses, please contact the Centre office on 064 664 1157, or email: info@kenmareaec.ie. These are FETAC Certified courses so all participants are expected to complete a Portfolio for assessment.
(Those wishing to participate on any of the above courses must have a PPS Number and complete a Department of Education & Skills Registration Form).

KENMARE ADULT EDUCATION CENTRE

Course Programme : Autumn 2012


MONDAY WEDNESDAY
Payroll (2.00 - 5.00pm) Pruning Workshop (2.00 - 4.00pm) 20 / 4 weeks Watercolour Painting (2.00 - 5.00pm) 45 Woodturning (10.00am - 1.00pm) Computer Applications (2.00 - 5.00pm) Payroll (2.00 - 5.00pm) Occupational First Aid (2.00 - 6.00pm) Sensory or Behaviour? (7 - 9.00pm) 1st October; 12

WORKSHOPS

Sensory or Behaviour? Monday, 1st October. 12 Depression Monday, 8th October. 12 ADHD/ADD Monday, 12th November. 12 Enhancing Positive Behaviour Monday, 19th November (7.00 - 9.00pm) 12 Monumental Sculpture of TUESDAY THURSDAY the American West Internet Skills Web Design Thursday, 18th October (2.00 - 5.00pm) (2.00 - 5.00pm) (7.30 pm) 5 Web Design Combined Materials Garden Grown Food (2.00 - 5.00pm) (10.00am - 1.00pm) Demonstration Total Toning Wednesday, 10th October Ball & Tone (9.45 - 10.45am) 50 / 6 weeks (9.45 - 10.45am) 50 / 6 weeks (2.00pm) 5 Fifty, Fit & Flabuless Ball & Tone *Where there is NO Date/Day (3.00 - 4.00pm) 50 / 6 weeks (7.00 - 8.00pm) 50 / 6 weeks identified for Workshops to start, names are taken, and a course Total Toning Training for Officer Positions starts when a minimum number (7.00 - 8.00pm) 50 / 6 weeks (2.00 - 5.00pm) have registered. Combined Materials Introduction to Sculpture ALL Courses and Workshops must (10.00am - 1.00pm) (10.00am - 1.00pm) 45/7wks be booked and paid for before course begins. An Introduction to Simple Printmaking Project Management (2.00 - 5.00pm) 45 / 7 weeks Major Awards (2.00 - 4.00pm) 45 / 7 weeks Woodturning eBay Employability Skills (10.00am - 1.00pm) (7.30 - 9.30pm) 40 / 3 weeks (FETAC Level 3) Spanish for Beginners 2 Facebook Buiness Studies (7.30 - 9.00pm) 55 / 6 weeks (7.30 - 9.00pm) 25 / 2 weeks (FETAC Level 5) WordPress Skype Health Care Support (7.30 - 9.30pm) 65 / 5 weeks (7.30 - 9.30 pm) 15 / 1 week (FETAC Level 5) Spanish for Beginners Business, Administration FRIDAY (7.30-9.00 pm) 55 / 6 weeks and Marketing: Advanced English as a Certificate (FETAC Level 6) Second Langauge Each of the Full Awards has an (10.00am - 1.00pm) INFORMATION PACK which people are asked to obtain a copy of, from Information Technology either the Centre office, or it can Skills be downloaded from the website: (10.00am - 1.00pm) www.kenmareaec.ie before
making the required application.