From our members in An Cosan VCC: http://ancosanvcc.com

I wanted to bring your attention specifically to our module Introduction to Social Enterprise and Development (QQI Level 6 – 10 credits) with a progression path to Certificate in Leadership and Social Enterprise (QQI Level 6 – 60 credits) which starts on Saturday 7th September in case you missed it.  This programme is delivered through our model of blended online learning making it very accessible and flexible for learners.  See page 18 on the attached Programme Prospectus for full details.

 

Deadline for application is tomorrow Friday 16th August 2019 but if you or someone you know is very interested and just can’t get an application to us within this timeframe email me ASAP to register the interest as would really like to support participants to access this programme. You or someone you know may benefit from this information and I would be grateful if you could share this information with your networks.

 

You can download the current An Cosán VCC 2019/2020 Programme Prospectus which details our full range of programmes for the coming year and download the current 2019/2020 Academic Calendar which outlines start dates for standalone modules in our mainstream calendar.  PDF versions also attached for your convenience.

 

I summarize the range of available options and other programmes we offer below:

 

  1. Standalone Modules – our full suite of 32 standalone modules include a range of subjects from unaccredited through to Special Purpose Awards QQI Level 6 &7

Learners can register for any of the modules listed under the Certificate or Higher Cert Programmes detailed in the attached Programme Prospectus and listed on Academic Calendar as a standalone module but learners are required to travel to Dublin for face to face workshops.  We will continue to accept applications for these modules throughout the year where spaces are available. Tailored modules are also listed which will be delivered in collaboration with Community Partners in locations across the country. A brief overview of modules is provided on page 4-12 on attached Prospectus. Start dates and deadline dates are listed on attached Academic calendar. Deadlines for registration for a module is 3 weeks before the start date of any module.

 

  1. Certificate & Higher Certificate Programmes:

As part of our flagship programmes, we offer three QQI Level 6 Certificates starting on 7th September 2019 and two Higher Certificates starting 14thSeptember 2019.

Those marked with an * below offer progression paths to a Higher Certificate (in year 2) and BA Degree (in year 3).  Full details provided on page 13-18 on attached.
Final Deadline for registrations for these Programmes has been extended to Friday 16th August 2019

 

Title Start Dates

(Induction Days & midway Workshops are on Saturdays in all cases)

  Certificate QQI Level 6 (Year 1) Higher Certificate QQI Level 6 (year 2) BA Degree QQI Level 7 (year 3)
Leadership and Community Development* Induction Day: Saturday 7thSeptember 2019

Online sessions: Tuesdays 6-8.30pm

Induction Day: Saturday 14thSeptember 2019

Online sessions: Wednesdays 6-8.30pm

First Intake: September 2020
Applied Addiction Studies and Community Development* Induction Day: Saturday 7thSeptember 2019

Online sessions: Tuesdays 6-8.30pm

Induction Day: Saturday 14thSeptember 2019

Online sessions: Wednesdays 6-8.30pm

First Intake: September 2020
Leadership and Social Enterprise Induction Day: Saturday 7thSeptember 2019

Online sessions: Tuesdays 10-12.30pm

NA NA

 

  1. Other Programmes
  • Youth Adult Education Programme (see page 19 on Prospectus for further details).
  • Young Women’s Education Programme in Business Administration and Digital Skills (QQI Level 5) for young women who parent alone: (see page 20 on Prospectus for further details).
  • Skills To Succeed Academy and Digital Skills Assessment Tool – (see page 21 on Prospectus for further details).
  • Right to Work Programme for International Protection Applicants – (see page 22 on Prospectus for further details).
  • “Tein-Eigen the Need-Fire” – A monthly online series of live community conversations exploring Social Enterprise   (see page 23 on Prospectus for further details).

 

  1. Collaborating with Community Partners we offer tailored modules, from a suite of 32 modules (see page 4-12)

An Cosán VCC can tailor a module specifically for a community partner in a geographical location anywhere in Ireland – minimum of 18 learners required which can be made up of individual learners from a number of community organisations who work together to provide the Technology Hubs for learners in their respective areas.   The Face to Face workshops are delivered in a venue/location that is accessible to all the learners in the region.   A significant lead-in time is required to put all the required resources in place to enable this to happen. Is your organisation interested in becoming a Community Partner? – see page 24-25 on attached for further details.

 

To Register:

 

Important points to note on Registration

  • Payment of Fees: Fees policy and payment schedule (available on request). As soon as you have submitted your registration form, we ask learners to complete the Fees Payment Schedule and return to email info@ancosanvcc.com ASAP
  • Funding supports for Programme Fees:  For information on potential sources of funding supports and FAQ (see page 26-29 on Prospectus for further details).
  • Registration and Bursary Application Deadlines:

For Certificate & Higher Certificate Programmes starting in September 2019, final deadline extended to Friday 16th August 2019 but we recommend participants register ASAP as places are limited.

For all standalone modules, the deadline is 3 weeks before start date. Deadline dates are outlined on the attached Academic Calendar.

  • Timeslots for courses: The time slots on the Registration form (AM timeslot 10-12.30pm or PM timeslot 6-8.30pm) have been selected based on highest demand.   If your timeslot preference is not available in the online registration form for the course you wish to do please email info@ancosanvcc.com asap and tell us which Certificate/Higher Cert you want to register for and your time preference.  If we get enough demand we may still run this timeslot but we need to know ASAP.
  • If the module you are interested in is not listed on the 2019/2020 calendar: All our modules are offered based on demand. Please tell us what you what to do. If the module you are interested in is not available in the online registration form please complete this online google survey to register your interest.  If we get enough demand (minimum of 18 required) we will plan this module in the Autumn 2019 / Spring 2020 timetable.
  • Want more information: If you have any questions about individual programmes or modules on our calendar, contact Foluke Oladosu, Higher Education Administrator on email info@Ancosanvcc.com or phone 01 534 1847.

 

For all other queries or if you are interested in becoming a Community Partner and want to offer a tailored module in your area contact myself Maria Flanagan, Community Partner Lead to discuss your needs and options on email or mobile 086 8223808.

 

Warm regards,

Maria

 

Are you interested in joining a programme next term or is your organisation interested in becoming a community partner?

An Cosán Virtual Community College (VCC) are currently open for registrations for programme starting in Autumn 2019.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn to keep in touch.  Click here to download An Cosán VCC 2019/2020 Programme Prospectus

Contact us: Email info@ancosanvcc.com or phone 01 5341847

 

Blog: Catch up on the highlights from our recent Community Partner Forum on 29th May 2019

Watch this short video ‘A Learners Voice’ to hear how our programmes have had a positive impact.

 

2019 2020 Academic Calendar (v. 01.08.2019) VCC Programme Prospectus (1 August 2019)

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