Parttime Classroom Generic programmes and qualifications

GY Career Preparation

To explore appropriate work opportunities and/or further education and training
To develop an understanding of their personal profile, including the identification of
possible gaps, and match it to appropriate occupations
To create an awareness of workplace etiquette and routine
To provide a forum for the Learner to get support to explore options available to him/her to
achieve work in a chosen field

Target Award

QQI General Learning – 3M0874

Start Date: 02-09-2024 Hours/week: 03 Hrs 30 Mins Duration: 15 weeks


Day Mornings Afternoons Evenings
Education Requirements
No formal education or qualifications are required although applicants may have participated in primary and secondary education. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate a standard of knowledge, skill and competence equivalent to NFQ Level 2 when accessing a Level 3 programme.

Age Requirements
Please see course details for minimum age requirements

Learning Aptitude
Applicants must have a motivation to learn, an interest in the subject and the ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies set out in the course.

Previous Experience
Applicants must be able to demonstrate a limited range of knowledge, skills and competencies skills relevant to the course and be able to work under direction.

Module Award Body
Career Preparation Career Preparation (3N0896) QQI
Learning Outcomes of Level 3 Career Preparation 3N0896
Learners will be able to:
1. Describe the basic principles underpinning career preparation, to include the concepts of work,
career, and planning
2. Distinguish between different types of work such as full time, part-time, temporary/contract, and
casual work
3. Describe local or foreign work opportunities, including sources of job information, vacancies,
types of work, Europass, emigration supports, and work visa requirements
4. Identify local training and education opportunities including education and training programmes,
access routes, certification offered, and progression possibilities
5. Compile a personal profile by exploring interests, skills, talents, personal qualities and
characteristics, values, achievements, employment preferences, goals, and matching personal
characteristics to possible careers
6. Identify preferred personal qualities for workplace employer and employee
7. Practice a range of personal interactions typical of work situations including initiating and
maintaining conversations both formal and informal, listening, following instructions, clarifying
instructions, contributing opinions, assertiveness skills, and personal care
8. Describe changes that may occur during a working life, including moving to a new position and
unemployment, the difficulties associated with change in employment and how to cope with
9. Prepare to participate in the workplace by using job seeking skills to source a suitable job
advertisement, apply by CV and cover letter for the position, participate in a simulated interview,
and evaluating own performance.


Gorey Further Education and Training Centre


Civic Square, The Avenue, Gorey, Co Wexford


  • Pay Parking
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Tea/Coffee Making

Contact Details

Course Contact:
Susan Neville