Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) is pleased to announce the launch of the Certificate in Access Studies Summer Programme 2019.
This four-week full-time programme will run from Monday 1 July to Friday 26 July and is geared towards adult learners and school leavers interested in progressing to third level study.
Learners on this programme will have an opportunity to study Information Communications Technology, Learning Skills and Mathematics.
The programme is available free-of-charge and is also available to Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA) students with 160 credits.
This programme is the perfect fit for people keen to kick-start their third level journey and may be of interest to people that lack the confidence to take the first step on the education ladder.
The programme is based at the Letterkenny campus and is available for the first time as a summer study option. The programme is being offered during the summer to accommodate the growing demand for programmes that meet the needs of the region.
This ‘gateway’ programme supports adult learners transition into third level education. The Access Studies programme has been the foundation for many student success stories.
One such example is Cathal McGinley. Cathal began his third level journey at LYIT in 2013/14 when he undertook the Certificate in Access Studies programme, he then progressed to the Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Sports Coaching and Performance, now the BSc (Hons) in Sports & Exercise, and has subsequently gone on to study a Masters in Exercise Physiology at the National University Galway (NUIG).
Cathal is fulfilling his ambition and attributes his academic success to the Access Studies programme at LYIT.
He commented: “Choosing to study on the Access Studies programme was a big leap of faith, I left school at 15 but this programme gave me confidence and belief in myself, and provided me with the opportunity to pursue my interest in Sport.
“I look back now and realise that it was a brave thing to do.
“I am now completing my Masters in Exercise Physiology in NUIG and I can’t wait to begin my career in this field,” he added.
“The Access Studies programme is where my third-level journey began and I am so glad that I took the chance on myself.”
This programme will cover a broad range of subjects and is an access programme into third level study. Students who successfully pass this course with an overall average of 50% or over will have the opportunity to progress to any course of their choice (except Nursing) at LYIT.
Quotas will also apply in some instances.
If you are interested in following in Cathal’s footsteps why not visit the LYIT website for further information on the Certificate in Access Studies.
The deadline for receipt of completed applications is 12 noon Wednesday 26 June 2019.
Kick-start your future, apply today to join the Access Studies programme at LYIT.Tags: