Tipperary ETB (TETB) provide a range of supports for learners to ensure that our programmes and services are accessible to all. To reinforce inclusion for all our learners many colleges, centres, and programmes provide customised learning support including individual/group support, supportive learning technologies and enhanced building design to accommodate people with disabilities.
Teaching, Learning and Assessment Support
On admission to a TETB programme, learners are encouraged to discuss any special needs or disabilities with staff so that the appropriate supports for teaching, learning and assessment can be considered. It is important that learners discuss their needs with centre staff as early as possible.
Study, Learning and Writing
The Referencing Handbook is an essential resource for learners, particularly those studying Level 5 and 6 programmes. This handbook explains the importance of referencing, what plagiarism is and how to go about referencing the various different sources of information that learners use in their written work for assessment purposes.
The Study and Learning Handbook for FET courses is another useful booklet to help learners make the most of their time while studying and also shows learners how to be successful in their studies. This handbook looks at individual learning styles, strengths and weaknesses and provides useful study tips and other supports.
A writing handbook is currently being written and is expected to be available here by September 2019. This resource will help to support learners in developing good academic writing skills which will assist with the preparation and presentation of written work for assessment purposes.
The Adult Guidance Service offers information to learners, and the general public, on local and national courses available as well as providing guidance on progression opportunities. For further information and contact details please click here.
Adult Learning Scheme
The Adult Learning Scheme is a confidential basic adult education service for those whose skills range from very low level literacy skills to those who wish to improve their basic skills and also avail of the opportunity to work towards accreditation at NFQ levels 1, 2 or 3. For further information and contact details please click here.
TETB through their Adult Guidance and Information service provide general information in relation to grants. Please click here for contact information for this service.
Further information can also be found on Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection website.
Learner Information Pack
One of the actions noted in the 2018 TETB ESE Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) was to develop a standardised TETB FET Learner Induction Pack that can be modified for use by local FET Centres. This pack will contain all the necessary centre, support, programme and assessment-related information that learners require during their programme. This pack will also be a useful resource for FET teachers/tutors and trainers. Work on this project commenced in September 2018 with FET centres contributing their local documentation to the QA Office which then followed by the formation of a QA Task Group to focus on this project.
It is intended that this resource will be in available by the end of 2019.