BellTime Magazine Spring 2018 BellTime 9-5 - Page 14

BellTIME START YOUR FUTURE WITH PEARSE COLLEGE OF FURTHER EDUCATION – ANOTHER WAY TO PROGRESS TO THIRD LEVEL Our courses are designed to prepare students for employment and third level education in an adult- friendly environment. In Pearse College, mature students returning to education mix with school leavers, teachers and students, working together to discover capabilities, explore possibilities and realise potential. It is an exciting and inspirational place to learn, with a highly qualified, dedicated and caring staff, excellent facilities, a unique atmosphere and a proven track record. RANGE OF COURSES The college has a broad range of courses suitable for both career enhancement and preparation for further studies. The course areas are Architecture, Food Science, Horticulture, Business (Global Marketing and Retail), Coding and Software Development (including the STEM maths programme), Languages and European Studies, Soccer Coaching and Gym Instruction. We also offer the Repeat Leaving Certificate course with a wide range of subjects from Design and Communication Graphics to Chemistry and Physics. Maths is offered across the three levels. PROGRESSION TO THIRD LEVEL Most of our courses offer opportunities for progression to third level. Every year students from our Adult and Repeat Leaving Certificate courses go on to third level in the Universities and the Institutes of Technology. Our Coding and Software Development course has students who have gone to courses in DIT and IT Tallaght and we are one of the few PLC colleges to offer the STEM maths programme. 26 Open Day - 15th March 2018 10.00 am to 3.00 pm You are invited to our Open day. Come visit us and explore the many course options available… We have strong links to Waterford IT, Carlow IT and DIT from our Architectural Technology and Design course. We also continue the tradition of our students from the Horticulture Department going on to third level, with students from Pearse College currently in each year of the B.Sc. Horticulture degree in the Botanic Gardens. Our Food Science, Business, Languages and European Studies and Soccer courses have successful progression routes also. GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING We have an excellent guidance and counselling department which will guide and help you through your course and help you to choose the right options. FACILITIES Pearse College has an excellent range of facilities which include 3 state of the art science labs and a wonderful complementary medicine suite as well as architectural draughting studios. We also have access to a gym and sports centre with a wide range of activities. 27