Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) is now accepting applications for its ‘Access Studies’ programme. 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 geared towards adult learners, mature students, early school leavers and LCA students interested in progressing to third level study. Learners on this programme will have an opportunity to study Information Communications Technology, Learning Skills, Mathematics together with modules of your choosing such as Computing, Law, Science, Business or Engineering.
The programme is based at the Letterkenny campus and is available on a part-time basis which would suit learners balancing family life commitments and/or part-time employment. This ‘gateway’ programme supports adult learners transition into third level education. The Access Studies programme has been the foundation for many student success stories.
This programme covers a broad range of subjects and is an access programme into third level study. Students who successfully pass this course have the opportunity to progress to any course of their choice (except Nursing) at LYIT. Quotas will apply in some instances.
Over the last twenty years, thousands of students have come through the ‘Access Studies programme at LYIT. The majority of these students progressed into third level programmes of study at LYIT and have gone on to achieve great success in their chosen careers.
Aoibheann Sims, 3rd year student in Applied Computing, chose LYIT’s Access Studies programme when her children started national school. She wanted to return-to-education and felt that the ‘Access Studies’ programme was the perfect fit for her, having been out of education for many years. Aoibheann commented, “Having left school many years ago, Access provided me with the opportunity to get back to education. It gave me the knowledge, skills and confidence to return as a degree student to LYIT.”
Craig Taylor, 4th year student in Architectural Technology, returned to education because he wanted to develop a career. He chose ‘Access Studies’ to help him boost his career prospects, he commented, “Doing the access course opened up a pathway for me becoming an honours degree Architectural Technologist and starting a career instead of a job.”
Chelsea Segundo Cassole, 4th year student Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Business with Management, progressed to LYIT’s Access Studies programme having completed the LCA programme at the Loreto Secondary School in Letterkenny. Now a fourth-year student, Chelsea credits the programme for giving her the ‘confidence and skills’ she needed to excel in her degree programme.
Natalia Abelunas, 3rd year student in Graphic & Digital Design, is from Poland and chose Access Studies as a pathway into third level education. Having previously studied her second level education in Poland, Natalia did not meet the entry requirements to join her programme of interest and accessed LYIT through the ‘Access Studies’ programme. Natalia commented, “The Access course opened new opportunities for me and gave me time to decide which course I was interested in doing. I got to improve my presentation and academic writing skills; in addition to that the social aspect of the access course made a big difference when coming back to campus the next year, knowing I will see my friends again.”
If you would like to be part of the success stories and you would like to find out more about ‘Access Studies’ at LYIT visit: https://www.lyit.ie/CourseDetails/D401/LY_CFOUN_F/PreparatoryStudiesforHigherEducation
To apply to join this programme email firstname.lastname@example.org The deadline for receipt of completed applications is 12 noon Wednesday 3 November.
Kick-start your future, apply today to join the Access Studies programme at LYIT.