L7 BA in Adult and Further Education (60 Credits)

Bachelor of ArtsAdult and Further Education

Part Time
Cork Road
12 months

With ongoing social distancing regulations likely to continue in place into the academic year 2020/21 WIT is reviewing delivery modes of part-time courses for the coming year. This may mean a change from the typical course delivery schedule. We are planning to publish the listing of part-time courses that will be offered for 2020/21 with further details on schedules and modes of delivery in early July

BA in Adult and Further Education
The BA in Adult and Further Education is an NFQ Level 7 qualification, one year follow-on course from the Higher Certificate, aimed at practitioners currently working in the adult and further education sector including basic education, adult literacy, community education and further education. The programme offers participants the opportunity to build on their knowledge base, so that they can critically reflect on the values which are under-pining their practice while simultaneously extending their skills to become more innovative in their approaches to adult education practice.

This is a modular part-time programme with a delivery model that facilitates the working practitioner. This course is delivered through a combination of face-to-face and blended learning. The classes are delivered on Fridays and Saturdays, on campus in WIT (on average one or two per month). You can choose how many modules you wish to complete in each year (1-5 years).

BA in Adult & Further Education (60 credits, NFQ Level 7)

€2,220 - Total Cost  (6 x €370) 
€370 per 10 credit module 
€270 per module - this subsidised rate is available for those working in the adult literacy service. 

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Adult and FE BA in Adult and Further Education

Further Information 

Course Leader(s): Ann Marie Cullen
Email: [email protected]

Administrator: Janet Syms 
Telephone: (051) 302689 
Email:  [email protected]      

Programme Structure

The BA in Adult and Further Education is a part-time blended learning programme with a delivery model that facilitates the working practitioner. The programme is delivered through a combination of face-to-face and blended learning. Classes are delivered in weekend blocks (Friday and Saturday) on campus in WIT (on average 1 or 2 per month). Classes are workshop-style, where collective, collaborative and creative learning is strongly encouraged. 

The programme consists of a combination of mandatory modules (5 x 10 credit modules) and elective(s) totalling 10 credits (ie 1 x 10 credit or 2 x 5 credit modules) (60 credits in total). The modules address key areas in adult and further education including teaching, research, policy, equality and technology. Participants must complete the 5 mandatory modules and may then select 10 credits from the list of elective modules. The choice of elective module(s) is subject to numbers.

Year 1
Semester 1Semester 2
( All 10 credits )( Choose 10 credits in total )
Nature of Enquiry in Adult & Further Education Blended Learning (10 credits)
Psychology of Adult Learning 2 Leadership in Adult & Further Education (10 credits)
Education PolicyFamily Literacy (10 credits)
Language and Power in SocietyAdult Numeracy (10 credits)
Practical Teaching SkillsTESOL 3 (10 credits)
Curriculum Development 2 (5 credits)
Action Research (5 credits)

We accept applications for modules throughout the academic year, subject to availability on the timetable.  All modules are offered subject to sufficient numbers and resources.

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants must hold a Higher Certificate in Arts in Literacy Development or a Higher Certificate in Arts in Adult and Further Education or a relevant qualification equivalent to a full award (120 ECTS) at Level 6.
  • Applicants must be working in adult or further education for the duration of the programme.
  • Applicants whose primary language is not English must submit evidence of competency in English, you will need an IELTS score of 6 (minimum of 5 in each component) or equivalent.  Please see our website for more information www.wit.ie/englishrequirements

Non-Standard Applications
Please Note: Applications for recognition of prior learning (advanced entry or exemptions) are welcomed from potential applicants who may have the appropriate level of knowledge and with significant professional experience in the FET sector.

How to Apply
Application forms for this Course are available to download from our website by clicking here or by contacting the LDC Project Administrator, Literacy Development Centre Tel: 051-302689  Email: [email protected]  completed forms to be returned to the LDC Project Administrator, Literacy Development Centre.
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Detailed information regarding the cost of the LDC programmes and fee procedures are outlined in the LDC Fees Guide, please click here to view the LDC Fees Guide

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The programme will enhance participants’ career opportunities across the adult and further education sectors in roles such as adult education tutor, further Education (FE) tutor, management, resource and development roles.
On successful completion of the programme, graduates may progress to further studies such as one of the NFQ Level 8 programmes within the School of Lifelong Learning and Education – BA (Hons) in Adult & Further Education or BA (Hons) in Teaching in Adult & Further Education (Teaching Council approved).

Please consult our Programme Pathways Infographic below for information on further study opportunities available at Level 8 & Level 9. 

Programme Pathways Infographic

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