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VTOS Academic and Employment Skills Level 4

Programme Aim
The aim of this programme is to enable the learner to develop the relevant knowledge, skill and competence in a broad range of personal skills which enable personal development and active citizenship, and/or to progress to employment and/or further education or training.

This course offers a practical and theoretical introduction to general learning and skills to assist with progression to Further and Higher education. Graduates could progress to a range of Level 5 courses on offer at WCFE

Target Award

QQI General Learning – 4M2010

Start Date: 26-08-2024 Hours/week: 28 Hrs 00 Mins Duration: 40 weeks


Day Mornings Afternoons Evenings
Education Requirements
Applicants should have a standard of knowledge, skill and competence equivalent to NFQ Level 3 when accessing a Level 4 programme. Applicants may have participated in primary and secondary education although no formal qualifications are required.

Age Requirements
Please see course details for minimum age requirements

Please refer to Programme Descriptor for Programme Aims and Objectives

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 moderate range of knowledge, skills and competencies relevant to the course, be able to work under direction with some ability to work on their own initiative.

Module Award Body
Career Planning Career Planning (4N1109) QQI
English And Communications Level 4 Communications (4N0689) QQI
Customer Service Customer Service (4N1989) QQI
General Offic E Skills General Office Skills (4N1116) QQI
Information Technology Skills Information Technology Skills (4N1125) QQI
Mathematics Mathematics (4N1987) QQI
Personal Effectiveness Personal Effectiveness (4N1132) QQI
Work Experience Work Experience (4N1168) QQI
Workplace Safety Workplace Safety (4N1124) QQI
Understanding Interculturism Understanding Interculturalism (4N1121) QQI
English As A Second Language English as a Second Language (4N1180) QQI
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this programme learners will have acquired a broad range of personal skills which will enable personal development and active citizenship, and/or to progress to employment and/or further education or training.

It will also set our Graduates up with an excellent knowledge base for Year Two when they will select their next direction of study for a QQI Level 5 qualification in WCFE


Waterford College of FE (VTOS)


Burchall House, Parnell Street, Waterford City, X91 V24Y


  • Pay Parking
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Full Canteen

Contact Details

Course Contact:
Denise Wall


086 0263341