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.
TETB is working with ETBI in the development of a Blended Learning Policy which will provide a framework for the provision of FET programmes, delivered, supported, 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 supporting the development of blended learning procedures.
In line with the National Strategy for Technology-Enhanced Learning Strategy (TEL) in FET, 2020 has seen the completion of various actions, as set out by TETB’s Action Plan. TETB has invested in the improvement of the ICT infrastructure in relation to the replacement and improvement of hardware and wi-fi in various locations. Over the past year, as the mode of instruction has moved to a more blended learning model, numerous teachers and tutors have upskilled their digital skills through Tipperary ETB TEL courses. All resources and TEL training opportunities can be found on the TETB TEL Training Team. To access this Microsoft Team you will need to have a Tipperary ETB (Office 365) email address and be added to the team by the administrator.
Moodle managed by SOLAS is also now available to support blended learning, for both full and part-time courses. The latest version of Moodle integrates with Office 365 allowing learners to log in using their TETB email address and seamlessly access the various applications within Office 365.
Additionally, Sharepoint portal sites for HR, Finance and QA have been developed and launched making it easier for TETB users to access communications, information, resources and processes.
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.
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.
An appeals process is available to learners to enable them to appeal the assessment process and/or the assessment result.