Degree Programme Information Evening, Horse & Jockey, Thurles

Tipperary Public Participation Network (PPN) and Tipperary Volunteer Centre will host a degree programme information evening on Thursday,  February 7th, in the Horse & Jockey Hotel, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Members of Tipperary PPN Secretariat and PPN Gradates from the 2017/2018 Degree programme: Pictured L-R:- Ruth Smith (PPN Secretariat), Fiona Kennedy (Scholarship Graduate), Patricia Loughman (Scholarship Graduate), JJ O Sullivan (PPN Secretariat), Avril Wilson (Scholarship Graduate), Helen Butler (Scholarship Graduate), Finola Russell (Scholarship Graduate) and Richard Long (PPN Secretariat).

Ms Avril Wilson, [Tipperary Public Participation Network (PPN) Coordinator] Reports:-

On Thursday evening next, February 7th, (in the Horse and Jockey Hotel, Thurles), people with experience in community and voluntary work are invited to attend an information night to learn how they can complete a Level 7 BA in Business, Enterprise and Community Development. This information event will take place from 7.00pm to 9.00pm.

Recognising the important role that formal education plays in the community and voluntary sector and knowing the impact that volunteers and PPN member groups have across Co. Tipperary; Tipperary PPN and Tipperary Volunteer Centre in conjunction with Equal Ireland are delighted to offer our volunteers/members the opportunity to complete a level 7 BA in Business, Enterprise and Community Development.

This is a part-time blended learning programme accredited by Athlone Institute of Technology. You will have the opportunity to explore and develop your interest in the fields of Business, Enterprise and Community Development and to enhance your competencies towards becoming effective administrators, managers or organisers in these areas, while at the same time acquiring the skills of self-directed learning. You will save time and travel as this programme is delivered locally in Tipperary and on a part time basis. This is your opportunity to have your contribution recognised with a formal qualification.

Applicants are required to have successfully achieved either:

• The EQUAL Ireland Higher Certificate (Level 6) in Business, Enterprise and Community Development.
• A QQI Level 6 Award in an appropriate or relevant area.
• A successful completion of a Recognition of Prior Learning Portfolio (RPL). Recognition of Prior Learning is a process that allows you to gain admission to a programme of study or to gain exemptions/credit from some parts of a programme, based on demonstrated learning that you may have achieved through another programme of study, or through work or other learning experiences.
The cost of the course is €2500.

Tipperary PPN and Tipperary Volunteer Centre are offering support to members/ volunteers by partially funding a number of places, (limited availability).

Details of how to apply for this funding will be made available at the information night.

We greatly look forward to meeting you and advise that for further information please visit:


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