Is college for you? Five very different options for adult learners

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They say learning never ends and in times of constant change, learning is lifelong. Here are five options to dip your toe into the world of third level education

1. Cert in Study Skills for Higher Education

This may be your starting point if you have been away from formal education for a long time or did not complete a Leaving Certificate.  It is also aimed at applicants whose skills no longer allow them to access the labour market and for adult leaners from overseas who wish to gain entry to the undergraduate programmes at WIT. Cert in Study Skills for Higher Education course page.

2. A part-time course

If you want to try out the world of lectures, a part-time course may be a good start. Our part-time courses range from shorter courses over a few months to ones that run over a few years. See if there’s something that appeals to you, and talk to our staff if you have any questions. Part-time no longer means evening only, there are flexible options that range from daytime, evening, and online.

3. Springboard +

Springboard + is growing year by year and the eligibility criteria have really expanded. This is a low-cost way of getting a qualification in an area where there is a demand for skilled people.

4. Postgrad and Masters

Postgraduate courses come in all shapes and sizes these days – there are plenty of part-time options that have flexible learning options so you can work and study while getting a Level 9.

5. Full-time undergraduate

You can apply to a full-time undergraduate course between early November and 1 February via the CAO. WIT is one of the colleges that takes late applications between the start  of March and 1 May (except for restricted courses). Sign up for our annual taster day for mature students to see if this is for you.

WIT's Springboard and Part-time open evening takes place on Wednesday 21 August 2019 from 5pm-7pm.

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