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 progression to employment and/or further education or training.

Students who successfully achieve the full award at Level 4 General Learning (either here or in another centre) are invited to apply for our Level 5 stand alone module in Beauty Therapy. Once this module has been successfully completed, students can apply to PLC colleges to complete the full Level 5 award in Beauty.


  • 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
English And Communications Level 4 Communications (4N0689) QQI
Computer Applications Computer Applications (4N1112) QQI
Fine Art Painting Painting (4N1871) QQI
Health Related Fitness Health Related Fitness (4N2666) QQI
Information Technology Skills Information Technology Skills (4N1125) QQI
Mathematics Mathematics (4N1987) QQI
Personal And Interpersonal Development Personal & Interpersonal Development (4N1131) QQI
Woodcraft Woodcraft (4N3185) QQI
Work Experience Work Experience (4N1168) QQI
Web Design Web Design (4N1122) QQI
Drama Drama (4N1875) QQI
Short Order Cooking Level 4 Short Order Cooking (4N1151) QQI


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