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Programmes approved for sharing

Two programmes developed by FESS have been approved for sharing with DES-funded providers.  The programmes approved for sharing are:

  • 'Learning for Everyday Living' leading to Level 3 FETAC Certificate in General Learning 3M0874 and
  • 'Using Information and Communication Technologies in Everyday Life' leading to Level 3 FETAC Certificate in Information and Communication Technologies 3M0877.

DES Providers who wish to offer these programmes should email validation@fetac.ie identifying the name of the programme they wish to offer.

As these programmes are approved for sharing, each provider wishing to deliver these programmes to their Learners must apply for validation of the programme in their own context.

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New Level 4, Level 5 and Level 6 Common Awards Published

FETAC has published new Level 4, Level 5 and Level 6 Common Awards. Programmes leading to these awards must be validated by FETAC before they can be offered to Learners. This means that the specifications CANNOT be downloaded and taught immediately. The Provider MUST develop a programme and have it validated by FETAC prior to it being offered to the Learners

FETAC Update

For updates on all the latest FETAC news, please check out www.fetac.ie, What's New

Progression from Further Education to Higher Education

FETAC has published information on progression from FETAC Level 5 Certificates and Level 6 Advanced Certificates to Higher Education Courses for 2011.


Discussion Forum

The Further Education Support Service website www.fess.ie now has a discussion forum available for registered members. In order to register please click on the following link and follow the instructions. Once you are registered you can pose questions or make comments. It would also be helpful if teachers who have discovered useful resources, books or website would post the details to the discussion forum so that other teachers will get to hear about them. If you have any comments on the discussion forum or any other part of the website, please email it to either jenny@fess.ie or mary@fess.ie