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Postgraduate Certificate in Programme Design and Validation in Further Education and Training

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A postgraduate certificate in Programme Design and Validation in Further Education and Training (NFQ Level 9) has been designed by Maynooth University, in collaboration with FESS. The course leading to this certificate aims to address the needs of FET staff and others engaged in programme development and implementation. The closing date for applications is 31st October 2019. Further information regarding the course, including details on how to apply may be accessed here.

 

FESS CPD Calendar - New Event Added For November 2019

A new event for November has been added to the FESS CPD calendar for Autumn/Winter 2019. An Approach to 'Blending' a Course is a professional development day that will allow participants to explore how they might approach the ‘blending’ of a course where the learners will experience a mix of face-to-face and remote online modes of delivery. Further information and the online booking system can be accessed here.

 

Referencing and writing resources

FESS has been working with ETBI and eight ETBs in the development of a referencing handbook and an academic writing handbook for learners in the FET sector.

 

Referencing Handbook for the Further Education and Training (FET) Sector

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The full referencing handbook is available here 

 

 

 

 

Where providers might like to compile a customised referencing handbook for their learners, the referencing handbook is available in sections below. It is improtant that learners all receive the information contained in the Referncing Handbook Section 1. The detail of how to reference each source from this handbook is saved as an individual pdf below.

Section of Referencing Handbook for Learners in the FET Sector 

Referencing Handbook Section 1

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Art

Books

Case Studies and Reports

Conferences

Correspondence

Diagrams, Figures, Images and Tables

Film, Radio and Television

Interviews

Journals

Law

Lectures and Seminars

Live Performance

Maps (Online)

Music

Newspapers

Official Publications

Social Media

Software

Standards and Patents

Theses and Dissertations

Translations

Verbal Communication

Websites

 

Writing handbook 

The work on the writing handbook for learners in FET is ongoing and it is anticipated that it will be available for September 2019.

 

QQI Consultation on New Early Learning and Care Awards

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​​Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) launched a five-month consultation on new-format draft awards standards for Early Learning and Care (ELC) in May 2019.

These new standards (at NFQ Levels 5 and 6) will replace the current Early Childhood Care & Education standards published in 2011.

The new awards standards are open for public consultation with stakeholders until 30 September 2019. Further information is available on www.qqi.ie at this link

Providers of programmes leading to QQI childcare awards are encouraged to familiarise themselves with these new awards standards and participate in the consultation process. 

 

Referencing Handbook for the Further Education and Training (FET) Sector

FESS has been working with ETBI and eight ETBs in the development of a referencing handbook and an academic writing handbook for learners in the FET sector.

 

Referencing Handbook for the Further Education and Training (FET) Sector

Referencinghandbookcover

The full referencing handbook is available here 

 

 

 

 

Where providers might like to compile a customised referencing handbook for their learners, the referencing handbook is available in sections here