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21-06-2020, 16:25   #16
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are these distant learning course or do you have to live near those colleges?
There's a mixture, the odd one is fully online, then there's some where most of it is online but you might have to do a day a month on campus
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21-06-2020, 17:19   #17
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Do you need a job to qualify for this scheme?

Just been made redundant and see a few courses there I would B einterested in however I can't NOT working full time. I just currently don't have a job. Expect to get one in the next few months.
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21-06-2020, 17:21   #18
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Do you need a job to qualify for this scheme?

Just been made redundant and see a few courses there I would B einterested in however I can't NOT working full time. I just currently don't have a job. Expect to get one in the next few months.
No you don't need a job, if you are on jobseekers benefit the courses are free
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21-06-2020, 17:24   #19
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No you don't need a job, if you are on jobseekers benefit the courses are free
Dont plan on getting social in any form. Might have to but would prefer not to.
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21-06-2020, 17:29   #20
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Dont plan on getting social in any form. Might have to but would prefer not to.
https://www.citizensinformation.ie/e...s%20are%20free.

That's the eligibility criteria, it would appear you need to be claiming one of the payments to get the course for free otherwise you would need to pay the ten percent (level 6 courses are free for everyone)
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21-06-2020, 17:49   #21
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I've a masters but I'd almost consider one of the culinary courses at level 6 probably be able to cook something other than pasta bake and pizza and chips for my dinner then
Do you know if you actually cook in a kitchen or if its theory. Would love one of those is actually cooking
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Do you know if you actually cook in a kitchen or if its theory. Would love one of those is actually cooking
You need to log 400 hours in a commercial kitchen, so I'd say you do a fair bit of cooking.
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21-06-2020, 18:15   #23
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are these distant learning course or do you have to live near those colleges?
I'd say a lot of course which were even "face to face" will be mainly online given the current context, or at the very least heavily blended.
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I applied for a course in WIT last year, didn't realise it was springboard funded. You pay 10% so I had to pay 500 euro. I had to meet the criteria set out for the course I was doing plus upload a **** load of my qualifications before I was granted funding.

I'm in full time employment and up until Covid I was travelling to WIT in Waterford every 2nd Friday, stayed down there and was in WIT on Saturday till 2pm.
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22-06-2020, 09:35   #25
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I'm actually going into my last semester in September from a course done here. Is it possible to progress to a masters on springboard afterwards?
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22-06-2020, 12:08   #26
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how quick do you need to be off the mark to get one of these. i applied last august and was laughed at when i heard nothing and phoned up to see if i got a place.

do bookings go live on june 25th?
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search not working for me on the courses?
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search not working for me on the courses?
Theres a link on the page to an excel sheet with all the available courses by provider
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how quick do you need to be off the mark to get one of these. i applied last august and was laughed at when i heard nothing and phoned up to see if i got a place.

do bookings go live on june 25th?
Quick enough Id say, couple of the lads didn't get it on my course, there is only a certain amount of funding.
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Some of the courses on there are brilliant, its worth having a good look at that excel file.

Can anyone tell me why are some of the level 9's called a certificate in ..... I always thought a level 9 is a masters or a post graduate diploma.
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