Tipperary ETB (TETB) Teaching and Learning

For detailed information regarding policies and procedures relating to teaching and learning in a particular centre, please contact the centre directly As common policies and procedures are developed that support this core area of QA , they will be published here.

Currently, TETB is committed to creating within its centres, a learning environment which in its physical, social, cultural and intellectual aspects allows learners to have a holistic learning experience, facilitating them to develop both personally and academically.

TETB’s goal is to demonstrate a commitment to all learners across the organisation by developing policies and practices that improve access and appropriate course placement.

Blended Learning

TETB’s blended learning policy, developed in 2020, provides a framework for the provision of FET programmes, delivered, suppported, or assessed through means which may not require the learner to attend a FET centre for the duration of the entire programme. This policy will guide the ETB in managing the potential risks posed by challenges and complexities in the arrangements for blended learning programmes, aswell as support the development of blended learning procedures which is planned for 2021.

Technology-Enhanced Learning

The recently published National Strategy for Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) in FET (SOLAS) defines TEL as “using technology to facilitate and support innovative teaching and learning practices and sets out a vision where, by 2019 teaching and learning is providing greater access to FET and is achieving positive outcomes, for learners, enterprise and our wider society and economy“. It sets out 18 actions under 3 themes including the development of actions plans within each ETB.

In line with the SOLAS Technology Enhanced Learning Strategy, TETB is currently participating in a baseline audit of TEL with Michael Mooney from SOLAS.

Quality Assuring Work Experience and Work Placement

At TETB we believe that work experience is a valuable part of the learning experience, allowing learners to get a taste of the realities of working in their chosen career.  Therefore, most courses leading to a major award include a Work Experience or Work Practice module with a compulsory work placement.

TETB is committed to ensuring that the work-based learning environments that learners experience as part of their work placements are appropriate, safe, and not exploitative of the learners that engage in them.

Learner Support

TETB is committed to providing a range of supports for learners to ensure that our programmes and services are accessible to all. Please click here for supports available to learners in TETB.

Learner Appeals

An appeals process is available to learners to enable them to appeal the assessment process and/or the assessment result. Please click here for details of this process.