Further education: a five-point checklist

If you are considering pursuing a course in the further education (FE) sector you should certainly take the time to review the various options available to you.

Whether you are thinking of an apprenticeship or a course to avail of one of the places reserved by some third-level colleges for applicants who have successfully completed a level-five FE award in that specific discipline, there are thousands of opportunities to consider.

To help you make an informed decision about what course to study and what institution to attend, we have compiled a five-point checklist to help you reach that decision.

You may not have decided on what college you would like to attend, or what specific course would best suit you, but even if you already know what you would like to do, engaging with guidance counsellors and attending college open days can only be a help.

Top tip: It is worth preparing a list. Tailor your questions to suit your needs and interests: ask about the courses on offer, what are the academic requirements, what courses will make you more employable?

Read more about Brian’s five point checklist here: