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QQI Certificates Presented To Air Corps Staff

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DDLETB Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) pilot project – QQI certificates presented to staff from the Air Corps in Lucan Education Centre on 17th January.

Congratulations to the RPL participants and to the RPL team in Lucan.

This is a pilot project in Recognition of Prior Learning for DDLETB. The Adult Education Service Southwest is partnering with the Air Corps in a nationwide ETB / Defence Forces collaboration in RPL.

The recognition of prior learning process allows learners to gain certification for their on-the-job learning without having to attend a course in what they already know. The RPL project staff in Lucan supported the group to identify and document their on-the-job learning and to compile RPL portfolios for assessment. The structured supports included an induction day, adult education guidance and a series of mentoring sessions last Spring and early Autumn.

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Participants received QQI component certificates in subjects relating to their work roles. The recipients acknowledged the importance to them of having formal recognition of their learning. For some their certificates will be beneficial in finding alternative employment opportunities as they retire out of the Air Corps. For others, the certification, as well as the whole experience, has sparked an interest in engaging anew with education and training.

Thank you to the Adult Education Service and to the Air Corps for their keen support of this pilot project.

CPD For Assistant Principals

Continuing Professional Development For Assistant Principals

Dublin and Dún Laoghaire ETB is continuing its commitment to quality in teaching and learning with a series of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) workshops for Assistant Principals. We are delighted that we have assistant principals from all of our 29 schools attending the workshops.

The programme consists of four two hour modules, with each module covering both theoretical and practical perspectives. Certificates of completion will be awarded at the end of the program.

CPD For Assistant Principals

The first module took place on Wednesday 30th January and covered Personal and Professional leadership in a middle leadership role.

The second module took place on Wednesday 6th of February, with the title Organisational leadership, building teams for change.

On Wednesday 13th of February, Dr. Mark Fennell will lead a module on Leadership for Learning.

The final workshop takes place on the topic of Leadership in Schools – the policy and practice context, facilitated by Caroline Clarke.



International Day At Blanchardstown Adult Education Service

The VTOS students from the Understanding Interculturalism class at Blanchardstown Adult Education Service organised an International Day which took place on 18 December 2018. The main aim of the event was to help students and staff experience other cultures. As food is an important component of culture and it often plays a central role in celebrations, it was decided to build the day around this.

The room was decorated with a Christmas theme and some students wore clothes which reflected their cultural background. Some of the dishes presented that day were: Irish stew, keks (cake from Poland), dolma (stuffed grape leaves) from Iraq, cheesecake from Lithuania, couscous from Morocco and isku-dhex-karis (a Somalian rice dish).

The students who organised the event were delighted with the numbers of people who attended and with the variety of dishes on offer. Everyone agreed it was a lovely way to finish off the year and pave the way for the Christmas holidays!

Blanchardstown Adult Education Service is part of the Further Education and Training services provided by Dublin and Dún Laoghaire ETB.

Riversdale CC Cambridge Assessment English group featured

Cambridge Assessment English Language Exams in Riversdale Community College

In May 2018, migrant students and parents from Riversdale CC sat Cambridge Assessment English language exams. While parents and students attended separate classes to prepare them for the exams, they came together to receive their certs.

Riversdale CC Cambridge Assessment English group parents and students

The cohort of 29 parents and students from Riversdale CC sat a combination of four Cambridge Assessment English exams: A2 Key (KET), B1 Preliminary and B1 Preliminary for Schools as well as B2 First for Schools.

This initiative shows that the DDLETB DEIS school is working hard to support access to the curriculum for the young people in their school as well as to support the social inclusion and lifelong learning of their parents. The photo shows some of the students who have received their certs with the teachers who prepared them to sit the exams as well as the school principal Bernadette McLoughlin.

Congratulations to all of the students who worked so hard and their teachers who supported them.