Guidelines and Requirements for participation on QQI programmes
The following guidelines and requirements outline the knowledge, skill and competence a learner requires to achieve programmes leading to awards on the national framework at Level 5 and Level 6.
Q: What specific entry requirements are needed for successful participation?
A: Specific entry requirements for each course are listed on the course page for each course. For some courses, specific qualifications are required. For others life or work experience is sufficient.
Q: At Level 6, what is the required fluency in generic skills such as literacy/numeracy/interpersonal skills to successfully complete a course?
A: Learners entering programmes leading to awards at Level 6 are expected to be able to: fluently read, draft, prepare and understand complex information, including quantitative information, that is personally relevant and reflecting a broad knowledge base. For example, this might include text and other information relating to abstract theoretical ideas, concerns or procedures, such as local planning concerns in relation to broader spatial strategy, political issues in relation to particular agenda, budget plans/ specifications.
Q: At Level 5, what is the required fluency in generic skills such as literacy/ numeracy /interpersonal skills to successfully complete a course?
A: Learners entering programmes leading to awards at Level 5 are expected to be able to: be proficient at reading, drafting, preparing and understanding information across a broad range of topics, including quantitative information.
Q: What amount of learning effort is required to successfully complete a course?
A: Approximately 150 hours of study effort are required for a QQI Level 5 or Level 6 modules. This is based on an estimation of the average time it takes a learner to achieve outcomes. This learning effort includes time for reading, study, project work, skills demonstrations, work related project work, written assignments, reflection, and online work.
Q: What Language Skills do I need to successfully complete a course?
A: It is desirable that Learners be fluent in English.
Q: What specific supports are available to learners?
- Personalised one to one Tutor support.
- Detailed assessment briefs and written feedback on all assessments is provided.
- Comprehensive Course Manuals which cover the entire syllabus
- Additional Video Supports
- Careers Advice & Coaching
- Fees for all Major Awards are covered by a Bond
- Work Experience placements can be facilitated in certain circumstances and Insurance can be provided by The Open College for our students.
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