Skills for Life is our full-time training course for school leavers based at Tralee Institute of Technology. The course is run over 3 years including a transition year if needed. Some FETAC modules are available to our students. On completion of the 3 year programme our students graduate along with other IT students.
The aim of the programme is to make each of our students as independent as possible and ready to make important life choices. Each participant follows their own individualised plan and is fully supported by staff to achieve their full potential. This is delivered through education, life skills training and work experience.
Over the past year, some new initiatives have been introduced, eg, Skills for Life participants are now involved in a Personal Training Programme which involves them working with the Health and Leisure students at the Institute on a one-to-one basis. They have a choice of activities including the gym and the pool.
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Course Core Modules
- Community Inclusion and Social Partnership Skills
- Future Options with Work Experience
- Independent Living Skills
- Leisure, Arts and Culture
- Personal Development
- Self Care Skills
- Technology Skills
The following FETAC subjects are also available for students:
- Food Choice
- Health and Leisure
- Life Science
- Personal Care
Students who want to follow FETAC Level 3 will be supported by another external provider.