Certificate in Preparation for Working Life (WICKLOW)

Institute of Technology, Carlow (CW_HKPWL_U)
Key Programme Details
Award

Special Purpose

NFQ Level

Level 6 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Classroom

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

60

Department

Faculty of Lifelong Learning

General Information
Contact

Elaina O'Flaherty

Email

springboardwicklow@itcarlow.ie

Phone

0404 67125

Address

Wicklow County Campus (IT Carlow)
Clermont House
Rathnew
Co. Wicklow
A67 X566

Role

Springboard Administrator

Important Dates
Application Deadline

14/10/2021

Start Date

22/10/2021

End Date

30/06/2022

About this Course

This programme is designed to give learners the skills, knowledge and understanding to prepare them for working life, now and in the future, as confident individuals and members of society.
The course will encourage students to:
- play an active role as future citizens and members of society
- have greater awareness of lifestyle issues and how to keep themselves and others safe
- demonstrate an understanding of organisation structure and the role of the employee within this structure
- understand a range of employment opportunities and qualifications needed for employment
- be able to apply the knowledge, skills and understanding developed in the workplace
- have the knowledge and confidence to make personal economic decision

Entry Requirements

Once an applicants is over the age of 23 they are classed as mature and can apply for entry on the basis of age. Applicants under 23 would need to meet the Institute requirements for level 6 entry. If applicable, applicants can apply via RPL.

Long Description

The programme is designed to help students to build their skills, knowledge and understanding of the world of work. It gives them an insight into working life enabling them to become confident in their decision making whilst preparing them for future experiences. The programme will facilitate students to gain employability skills, such as the ability to problem-solve, to communicate effectively and to work well as part of a team. Students will gain knowledge of enterprise, working practices, and how self-concept and lifestyle can affect you in the world of work. In this sense it is an inter-disciplinary programme which covers aspects of careers, health, personal safety, employment opportunities, applying for jobs. Preparation for Working Life is a practical course in which students learn skills such as how and where to find employment opportunities, how to apply for jobs and courses, and how to prepare for an interview.

The course will encourage students to:
- play an active role as future citizens and members of society
- have greater awareness of lifestyle issues and how to keep themselves and others safe
- demonstrate an understanding of organisation structure and the role of the employee within this structure
- understand a range of employment opportunities and qualifications needed for employment
- be able to apply the knowledge, skills and understanding developed in the workplace
- have the knowledge and confidence to make personal economic decision

Timetable Info

To be confirmed

Delivery Location

Wicklow County Campus
IT Carlow
Clermont House
Rathnew
Co. Wicklow
A67 X566

Delivery Notes

Classroom based

Application Procedures

Please see instructions here https://springboardcourses.ie/howToApply

In order to complete your application you MUST submit the following documentation
1. EU citizens – a scanned copy of your Passport OR Driving license OR Birth Certificate
Non-EU citizens - a scanned copy of your Passport with a copy of your Stamp 4 visa. Applicants on a Stamp 4/Stamp 4 EU FAM must be in possession of the Stamp 4/Stamp 4 EU FAM for 3 of the last 5 years
2. A copy of your highest qualification.
3. An up-to-date CV detailing education and work history to date.
4. Employed Applicants : A recently dated (within last three months) payslip OR Revenue Office Letter OR letter from your employer confirming your employment. Salary details and other personal information can be redacted and hidden.
5. Self-Employed Applicants : A recently dated (within last three months) letter from your Accountant confirming that you are self-employed OR payslip OR letter from Revenue
6. Unemployed Applicants : Recently dated (within the last three months) evidence of eligible DEASP payment i.e. a social welfare payment slip showing applicant’s name, payment type, PPS number and date OR a screenshot from the mywelfare.ie website showing this information OR a letter from the Dept of Social Protection confirming you are in receipt of eligible DEASP payment.
7. Applicants in receipt of Covid 19 PUP Payment : Recently dated (within the last three months) evidence of Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment i.e. a social welfare payment slip showing applicant’s name, payment type, PPS number and date OR a screenshot from the mywelfare.ie website showing this information OR a letter from the Dept of Social Protection confirming you are in receipt of the Covid PUP Payment OR a copy of a bank statement showing the Covid 19 PUP Payment (other personal information can be redacted and hidden).
8. Returners : Applicants must swear a declaration (recently dated within the last three months) before a Commissioner for attesting to their status. The Returner Declaration form can be downloaded from the Springboard website : https://springboardcourses.ie/eligibility

Media

Please see more details about this programme in the IT Carlow Springboard prospectus here;

https://www.itcarlow.ie/public/userfiles/files/ITCarlow-Springboard-Prospectus-2021-2022.pdf