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|Award:||Diploma in Foundation Studies|
Young Adults (18-22yrs)
Mature Students (+ 22 yrs)Previous academic or training experience desirable.
|Duration:||1 year part-time (September - April)
Two days per week 2pm-7pm and one to two Satrudays per month
|Application Process:||In Order to apply:
|Next Intake:||September 2015|
This course targets those students who have the ability to benefit from and succeed in higher education but who, for a variety of social and economic reasons, are under represented at third level.
What kind of Socio-Economic Reasons are considered?
This programme is also suitable for students with disabilities, whose background education has been affected by long-term absenteeism due to their illness.The aims of the course are to:
Students will study various modules throughout the course to include core and taster modules.
This module aims to motivate students to study and to organise their work. It equips students with the skills needed to succeed at third level and prepare students for examinations
This module is designed to help students get into the practice of writing regularly and in the different styles necessary for third level study. It also helps them with basic grammar and punctuation and how to formulate assignments properly.
Information Technology (ICT):
The ICT module will give students the skills required to use database, spreadsheets, e-mail and internet and basic trouble shooting and file management.
This module will help students to identify their skills, qualities and to build a personal profile. They will discover how to source information and to investigate the courses on offer in St. Angela’s College and NUI Galway. Individual appointments will be arranged so that the student can discuss possible courses/career options.
Taster modules are introductory modules in a number of specific disciplines which will be taught depending on the demand for a particular subject. The aim of these options is to provide students with introductory University courses as a prelude to continuing their studies as undergraduates at St. Angela’s College, Sligo or the National University of Ireland, Galway.
Students will have to complete assignments, examinations and practical activities in the various modules.
Participants who successfully complete the Access Course will be eligible to apply for direct entry to fulltime University degree courses in the National University of Ireland, Galway or St. Angela’s College, Sligo. Courses include:
St. Angela’s College, Sligo
Downloads & Other Information
|Mature Student's Application Form|
|Making An Application - Guidelines)|
|Mature Applicants Referee's Letter (2 copies required) And Questionnaire (two copies required)|
|Mature Applicants Grant Applications Details|
|School Leavers Application Guidelines|
|School Leavers Checklist|
|School Leavers Application Form|
|School Leavers Referees Letter (two copies required)|
|Access Course School Leavers Brochure|
|Postgraduate / Adult and Continuing Education Prospectus|
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