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Career Preparation Gorey

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.

Target Award

QQI General Learning – 4M2010

Start Date: 03-02-2023Hours/week: 06 Hrs 00 MinsDuration: 17 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
English And Communications Level 4 Communications (4N0689) QQI
Career Planning (Community) Career Planning (4N1109) QQI
Learners will be able to:
1. Explain the principles underpinning career planning, to include self knowledge, career
options, action plan, network building, plan implementation and constancy of change
2. Compile a personal profile by exploring interests, vocational skills, transferable skills, talents,
personal qualities and characteristics, values, achievements, and matching personal profile
to possible careers
3. Develop achievable career objectives to include ideal job, acceptable alternative
employment options and short and medium term goals
4. Explore a variety of acceptable career options and job types to include job availability, job
requirements, and trends in the chosen sector(s)
5. Compile information on personal contacts or networks appropriate to career preferences
6. Describe the principles underpinning managing change in personal life and in employment
7. Practice a range of personal interactions to include interview skills, listening, clarifying, and
formal and informal conversations
8. Compile a personal job seeking tool kit to include general cover letter, CV, portfolio of
references, recommendations, qualifications and other documentation to support job
application, list of contacts, and list of appropriate education or training programmes or
employment options
9. Prepare to participate in further education or training or employment by finding application
requirements for a specific course or employment, applying as required, participating 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