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
Mathematics Mathematics (3N0929) QQI
Business Calculations Business Calculations (4N2279) QQI
English And Communications Level 4 Communications (4N0689) QQI
Computer Applications Computer Applications (4N1112) QQI
Fine Art Painting Painting (4N1871) QQI
Information Technology Skills Information Technology Skills (4N1125) QQI
Mathematics Mathematics (4N1987) QQI
Team Working Teamworking (4N1169) QQI
Woodcraft Woodcraft (4N3185) QQI
Word Processing Word Processing (4N1123) QQI
Work Experience Work Experience (4N1168) QQI
Workplace Safety Workplace Safety (4N1124) QQI
Desktop Publishing Desktop Publishing (4N1854) QQI
Everyday Science Everyday Science (4N2829) QQI
Short Order Cooking Level 4 Short Order Cooking (4N1151) QQI
Human Biology Human Biology (4N2910) QQI
Historical Studies Historical Studies (4N3306) QQI


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