The purpose of this award is to enable the learner to develop the relevant knowledge, skill and competence in a broad range of personal skills which enable personal development and active citizenship, and/or to progress to employment and/or further education or training.


  • Education: Applicants should have a standard of knowledge, skill and competence equivalent to NFQ Level 3 when accessing a Level 4 programme. Applicants may have participated in primary and secondary education although no formal qualifications are required.
  • Aptitude: Applicants must have a motivation to learn, an interest in the subject and the ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies set out in the course.
  • Previous Experience: Applicants must be able to demonstrate a moderate range of knowledge, skills and competencies relevant to the course, be able to work under direction with some ability to work on their own initiative.


Title Award Awarding Body
Art And Design Art & Design (3N0608) QQI
English And Communications Level 4 Communications (4N0689) QQI
Computer Applications Computer Applications (4N1112) QQI
Drawing Drawing (4N1878) QQI
Food And Nutrition Food & Nutrition (4N2830) QQI
Functional Maths Functional Mathematics (4N2138) QQI
Health Related Fitness Health Related Fitness (4N2666) QQI
Personal And Interpersonal Development Personal & Interpersonal Development (4N1131) QQI
Word Processing Word Processing (4N1123) QQI
Work Experience Work Experience (4N1168) QQI
Digital Media Technology Digital Media Technology (4N1858) QQI


Learners will have acquired the knowledge skills and competencies in the theory and practice in this vocational area.