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Saturday 20 September 2014

Night class acts

Published 17/09/2013 | 15:49

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NIGHT CLASSES are often taken up simply to pursue an interest or new hobby, but for others, they're a chance to pick up a new qualification.

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Last week, over 150 night students at Gorey Community School's Adult Education programme were presented with their Intermediate FETAC Level 5 Awards in subjects ranging from childcare and healthcare support, to business studies and animal care, and full Level 5 Awards in childcare and healthcare support.

Presenting the students with their awards, Gorey Community School Principal Michael Finn congratulated them all on their achievements.

A full award is received when students complete all eight modules in a Certificate; Intermediate Awards are presented for success when one or more modules are completed. Successful Accounting Technician students also received parchments on the night, and will now become members of the Institute of Accounting Technicians in Ireland.

Guest speaker Lillian Byrne Lancaster, from the Wexford campus of Carlow IT, said that such night classes increase opportunities for people, by broadening their life skills, or furthering their education or work opportunities.

MC for the night was Fintan Kemple, Director of Adult Education in Gorey Community School.

The winners of the Special Awards were named as: Kay McDonald and Deirdre Tighe in FETAC Level 5 Childcare; Dawn Quick in FETAC Level 6 Supervision in Childcare; John Kavanagh and Gemma Kennedy in FETAC Level 5 Healthcare Support; Sarah Hendry in FETAC Level 5 Business Studies; Tracy Crosbie in FETAC Level 5 Animal Care; and Colette Murphy in the Accounting Technician course. Michelle Dempsey was named FETAC Student of the Year and Ballroom Dancing tutor Georgina Beesley received a Lifelong Learning award.

This year's programme of night classes starts on Monday, September 23. A full schedule of night classes is available on www.goreyadulted.ie or you can text 087 904 9178 with your name and address and a brochure will be posted to you.

Enniscorthy Guardian

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