FESS CPD Calendar Spring/Summer 2019

FESS CPD Calendar Spring/Summer 2019

The Further Education Support Service has put together a calendar of events for Spring/Summer 2019 to support those working in the FET environment in DES funded providers

Please note: There is frequently a waiting list for attendance at FESS CPD events. To ensure that the maximum number of people get the opportunity to attend a FESS CPD event, please contact FESS (cpdcancellations@fess.ie) if you cannot attend a CPD event that you have booked a place on. To allow FESS allocate the place to someone on the waiting list, please give a minimum of four working days notice.

FESS also provides local, tailored CPD events, on request. Some conditions apply. Further information is available here.

If interested in courses run through eCollege, click here for further information.

The following is a list of the themes and topics for the Spring/Summer national CPD calendar:



Quality Assuring Blended Learning

This professional development day will explore how FET Providers could offer quality assured blended learning programmes/courses.
It will include learning from one year of the CDETB Blended Course Pilot Project that followed on after completion of the Blend4VET project.
The day will include:

• QQI Statutory Quality Assurance Guidelines on Blended Learning
• Governance structures to address in transitioning to a blended mode
• Proposing a Course for Blended delivery - some considerations when writing the proposal
• Making decisions in relation to such proposals – approval criteria
• Implementing a blended course - challenges and opportunities


The target audience for this workshop is FET staff i.e. QA Support Teams, Programme Co-ordinators/Managers and FET Directors.

Facilitator: The day will be facilitated by FESS and CDETB

Please note: Pre booking is essential. Please do not book onto this event unless you are sure that you will attend / have approval to attend (if required). If an emergency arises, please inform us ASAP (cpdcancellations@fess.ie) as we operate a waiting list system and if time allows we can offer your booked place to another person.


  Date Time Venue


Tuesday, 28th May 2019 10.00am - 4.00pm
Registration with tea/coffee from 9.30am
Athlone Education Centre
Moydrum Road
Co. Westmeath