Online application for further education and training courses now a reality
Applying for a further education and training course has never been easier. For the first time from today (Friday), learners can apply online for further education and training (FET) courses such as PLCs, Traineeships and SOLAS eCollege courses, directly through fetchcourses.ie.
The introduction of the secure online application process guides people step by step through the application process for their chosen course allowing them to apply for, and access their course information and learning history 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Fetchcourses.ie is home to over 4,000 further education and training courses providing information about PLC courses, the latest traineeships and back to education initiatives that are available throughout the country through a network of further education and training providers and online through SOLAS eCollege.
The ability to apply online for courses is just one of the recent features that have been added to the fetchcourses.ie website, all of which aim to make finding and applying for a FET course as easy as possible for people. Fetchcourses.ie also provides the capability to search for a course near you and will map the location of courses as well as providing information on transport links to the centre where the course takes place.
ETBI Staff already checking out courses on www.fetchcourses.ie
SOLAS CEO, Paul O’Toole said: “Further Education and Training offers a wide range of opportunities for everyone. FET courses, which are delivered through the ETBs and other providers, can make a real difference to the lives of individuals by developing skills and supporting life-long learning, no matter who you are or where you are on your journey. FET is inclusive and accessible to everyone including school leavers, career changers, people returning to employment, people with disabilities and older people. FET learners include everyone from WorldSkills gold medal winners to grandparents improving their literacy skills to help their grandchildren with their homework. fetchcourses.ie means that it has never been easier to find the right course for you and now it is has never been easier to apply directly for these courses.”
Speaking of fetchcourses.ie and the recent enhancements, Michael Moriarty, Secretary General, Education and Training Boards Ireland said “The launch of fetchcourses.ie online applications is hugely significant for the Further Education and Training Sector. This portal brings together the vast range of accredited further education courses in a very accessible way. It will prove to be a massive support for learners on their learning pathways. It will open up new opportunities for career and personal development and will become a significant cornerstone in the further development of education and training in Ireland”.
Because of these enhancements fetchcourses.ie gives people the tools to not only find a course but to apply for it online too. Visit www.fetchcourses.ie for more information.