Back To Education Initiative to host sessions

Back To Education Initiative to host sessions

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The Back To Education Initiative (BTEI)  will host a series  information sessions for adults interested in completing their Leaving Certificate on a part time basis.

The Back To Education Initiative (BTEI) in Clare is part of the Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board (LCETB) has been delivering a part-time Leaving Certificate for adults since 2004.

Since then over 250 students throughout Clare have completed a Leaving Certificate.  Subjects are delivered on a part-time basis, usually 2 hour sessions twice a week at  Further Education and Training Centres throughout the county.

This year the Leaving Certificate for adults was completed by 26 learners ranging in age from 19 to their late 70s.  Classes were delivered in Ennis, Shannon and Scariff.

In line with the BTEI policy of flexible learning opportunities, classes were scheduled both during the day and evening time.

Information sessions will be held in the following venues in the coming weeks:

*Wednesday August 30th – Ennis  – Further Education & Training Centre, Clonroad Campus, Clonroad

*Thursday August 31st – Shannon – Further Education & Training Centre, 4 Bru Na Sionna

*Tuesday September 5th – Ennistymon – Vocational School

*Wednesday September 6th – Kilrush – Further Education & Training Centre, Cooraclare Road

*Thursday September 7th – Scariff – Further Education & Training Centre

There will be BTEI staff members available at these sessions to deal with any questions or queries.

The BTEI part-time Leaving Certificate is open to Adults and Young People over 18 and out of school for at least a year.

Further information can be had from the BTEI office in Ennis on 065 6824819.

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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.

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