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North Pres celebrates 20 years of adult education

Wednesday, 5th September, 2018 4:36pm

In a learning milestone for Cork, North Presentation Secondary School Farranree is celebrating 20 years involvement with adult education.

Beginning in 1998 with one group of eight students, today the school's adult education department caters for over 100 students with a high quality programme of courses that include computers, languages, English and communications, history, maths, political studies. From little acorns do mighty oak trees grow!

North Presentation believes that that learning is a lifelong process, and that age is no barrier to acquiring new skills or making new friends.

The school’s adult education students range in age from mid-twenties to early eighties, catering for adult students who are taking the first steps on the road of learning, to those who are looking to go further in their subject area.

For example, you can join a ‘get computer smart’ class as a total beginner with computers, and progress over time into certified courses that go all the way to QQI Level 4.

North Presentation courses are certified and have attained the Quality Assurance (QA) mark from QQI to ensure a high standard of delivery.

They do not pressurize any student to do exams, but really encourage you to reach for your personal star. In 2017, over 90 adult students achieved either school or QQI Certification at their learning level.

All courses are run under the Department of Education’s Back to Education Initiative, awarded to the school through SOLAS, which ensures that money is not a stumbling block to your entry into a course.

North Presentation also has strong ties to the local community, with field trips to history exhibitions, theatre productions, film presentations and summer outings.

For more information, come along to the information morning in the Family Resource Centre, Church of the Resurrection in Farranree at 10.30am on Tuesday 11 September or contact the adult education office on 021-4303330.

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