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Words of advice for adult learners

Posted on August 30, 2011

whatnext2011September is traditionally the time of year when lots of people think of taking up some learning. While it's often associated with children heading back to school, lots of adults are also considering taking up an evening course over the winter, or are about to enter third level as a mature student on a full or part time basis.
Last weekend AONTAS hosted an information stand at Which Course, an annual exhibition featuring various course providers. We were there to give out copies of our new Information Booklet. Called 'What Next' the booklet answers a lot of the basic questions that adults ask us - how to find a course, what the qualification means, what kinds of financial supports are available. We also provided copies of the latest course brochure from CD VEC, and promoted a freephone number which they have in place until September 9th. The freephone number 1800 20 40 80 is staffed by qualified Counsellors from the Adult Education Guidance Initiative who are there to help adults

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Numbers on the Back to Education Allowance soared in 2010

Posted on July 12, 2011

A telling statistic in the Department of Social Protection's Annual Report 2010 released earlier this week is the number of people last year who availed of the Back to Education Allowance. The report reveals that in the 2009/2010 academic year a total of 20,808 people (10,457 at 2nd level, and 10,351 at 3rd level) were in receipt of a Back to Education allowance, an increase of 79% on 2009.)

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