October 2011

  • BTEI: FETAC Level 6 - Supervision In Childcare

    Post date: 28-Oct-2011

    Enrolment evening will take place in Sligo VEC, Quay Street, Sligo on Tuesday 8th November 2011 at 6.00pm. 

    Course Requirements:  Learners should have FETAC Level 5 award in childcare or equivalent, access to a childcare setting and have current garda vetting documents.  Courses offered under the Back to Education Initiative are free to learners in receipt of social welfare entitlements and medical card holders.  For further information please contact Geraldine Tighe, 071-91-38412 or e-mail gtighe@sligovec.ie


  • Special Initiative for Disadvantaged Adults Scheme

    Post date: 25-Oct-2011


    County Sligo Vocational Education Committee

    Special Initiatives for Disadvantaged Adults Scheme
    (SPIDAS) 2011

    Applicant Guidelines

    SPIDAS is a discretionary Department of Education and Skills fund, which enables Sligo VEC to support disadvantaged adult learners enrolled in second chance education at levels 1-4 on the National Framework of Qualifications (or equivalent). It provides funds towards the costs of part-time adult education courses.

    Applications are invited from suitably qualified adults who wish to avail of assistance under the above scheme. Applicants must be at least 23 years of age and in receipt of a social welfare payment.

    Application forms are available from Adult Education Section, Co. Sligo VEC, Quay Street, Sligo. Tel. (071) 9138304 or www.sligovec.ie

    The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is Friday 18th November 2011.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Funding is towards a part-time education course
    • Courses at Level 1-4 on the National Framework of Qualifications of Ireland are eligible
    • Applicants must be in receipt of a social welfare payment
    1. Jobseeker’s Allowance
    2. One-Parent Family Payment
    3. Disability Allowance or Blind Pension or Carer’s Allowance
    • Applicants in receipt of the Back to Education allowance are not eligible to apply for support through SPIDAS
    • Applicants must be mature candidates i.e. a candidate who is at least 23 years of age on the 1st January of the year of entry or re-entry to an approved course.
    • Applicants must be resident in County Sligo.
    • Completed application forms must be received on or before Friday 18th November 2011.

    SPIDAS Application Form


    Post date: 25-Oct-2011

    Music Generation Sligo is seeking to establish a panel of music tutors to deliver the Discovering Music Programme.

    Click here for further information.

  • Sligo Youth Survey

    Post date: 17-Oct-2011

    SligoVEC is conducting research to help improve youth services in Sligo. It will take around 5 minutes to complete the survey. All information given is completely anonymous and confidential.  By filling in the survey you will be entered in a draw to win an Apple iPod Shuffle! Don’t forget to leave your phone number at the end so we can contact you if you win! Thanks!  You can take part in the survey by clicking on this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/sligosurvey



  • Irish Sign Language Graduation

    Post date: 17-Oct-2011

    Irish Sign language FETAC Level 3 graduation- This is the first group of 11 students to receive FETAC 3 ISL and they are all now studying for FETAC Level 4 ISL. We presently also have  FETAC Level 3 Classes in Sligo, Manorhamilton and Mohill.

    Irish Sign Language Graduation
  • Community Education Scheme 2012

    Post date: 17-Oct-2011

    Community Education Scheme County Sligo Vocational Education Committee


    Community Education Scheme 2012

    Applications are invited from community and voluntary groups who wish to avail of community education grants under the above scheme. Community Education refers to adult education and learning, generally outside the formal education sector, with the aims of enhancing learning, empowerment and contributing to civic society. It is firmly community-based, with local groups taking responsibility for, and playing a key role in, organising courses and deciding on programme content.
    The scheme which is funded by the Department of Education and Skills enables disadvantaged adults to avail of community education at minimal or no cost. Sligo VEC’s Community Education Scheme allocates paid tuition hours to a range of community and voluntary groups for educational activities.
    Please note the scheme is subject to approval by the Department of Education and Skills.

    Application forms are available from Community Education Service, Sligo VEC Offices, Quay Street, Sligo, Tel. (071) 9138304 or email ctaheny@sligovec.ie or www.sligovec.ie .   The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is Friday, 25th November 2011


    Application Form for Assistance in Community Education Projects

  • North Connaught College Students put Theory into Practice

    Post date: 4-Oct-2011

    North Connaught College students put theory into practice


    Bringing learning out of the classroom and into practice is an important part of the learning at North Connaught College. Last week €175 was raised when the community development class agreed to plan and carry out a fund raising coffee morning at North Connaught College Tubbercurry in aid of Sligo hospice, as part of their group work skills module. Beauty Therapy students were also involved in community action this week carrying out treatments as part of Volunteering week.

    Opportunities exist for adults interested in returning to education at the college, so please contact the college on 0719185035 as soon as possible- a few places remain. 

  • Colaiste Iascaigh Student Wins National Career Skills Competition

    Post date: 4-Oct-2011


    Congratulations to Donna Flatley from Colaiste Iascaigh who came 3rdin the National Career Skills Competition (LCA) organised by Careers Portal.  Donna is pictured receiving an Apple Ipod from Minister of State for Training and Skills Mr Ciaran Cannon TD.  Donna was accompanied by Ms Sinead Gillespie Deputy Principal and Guidance Counsellor.


    Colaiste Iascaigh Student Wins National Career Skills Competition