2.0 Access, Transfer & Progression

Access and transfer refer to entering or starting a programme of education or training with recognition of learners’ skills, knowledge or competence.

Preferred entry levels and special requirements are detailed in the learner brief and/or the module descriptor section (section 6 & 7). Learners may be requested to provide a copy of documentation to satisfy any specific learner requirements as stated.

Scoil Mhuire Adult Education operates an RPL policy with regard to entry to, credit towards and access to an award. Learners are requested to contact the Scoil Mhuire Education Office directly if they feel Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) relates to their circumstance. This is also applicable where learners wish to transfer from/to a programme or wish to progress to a programme which is a higher level on the national framework of qualifications.

Progression refers to the ways learners can move on to higher level programmes. Each FETAC module is allocated one or two credits. Where applicable, associated opportunities for transfer or progress to other programmes or awards will be highlighted on the learner brief.

Where appropriate, learners will be advised in the learner brief of the criteria required for the successful participation in a programme. These ‘Equipped to Participate’ statements detail the knowledge, skills and competence required for the programme against which learners can judge if they can participate in the programme either with support or independently.

A full listing of QQI approved modules available can be accessed at www.clanesm.com