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Lifelong Learning

Acquiring knowledge and learning new skills has a value regardless of your age or ability. Mary Immaculate College has a range of programmes designed to help learners experience and progress to third level education, enhance their expertise in the early childhood sector and allow those with additional needs to gain in ability and confidence. In its Mission Statement, the College seeks to foster the intellectual and personal development of students, and this is partly achieved through its innovative lifelong learning courses.

Why MIC?

There is a variety of options on offer at MIC depending on what catches your interest.

Are you considering a return to education and want to get a taste of what university life is like, with the possibility of gaining a place on MIC’s Bachelor of Arts programme? Then, the Foundation Certificate for Mature Learners gives an introduction to the subjects and skills required for third level.

Do you dream of being a primary school teacher but did not meet the minimum entry requirements on a previous attempt? The Teacher Education Access Programme (TEAP) is for candidates who are interested in applying to the B Ed (Primary Education) but need to achieve higher grades in Leaving Certificate Irish and English to qualify. Students benefit from two addition Education modules too.

The Certificate in General Learning and Personal Development (CGPLD) programme is a two-year course for people with intellectual disabilities delivered in an inclusive third level setting. It is devoted to the academic learning, personal growth and career development prospects of the student. The full development of each student’s potential, dignity and self-worth is embraced. 

Foundation Certificate 2018
Foundation Certificate 2018
The Foundation Certificate for Mature Learners is just one of MIC's lifelong learning programmes
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No. of TEAP Graduates 2018

The Teacher Education Access Programme (TEAP) enables candidates to gain the minimum requirements to apply to the Bachelor of Education programme at MIC.

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Length of CGPLD

The Certificate in General Learning and Personal Development (CGPLD) is a two-year programme for people with intellectual disabilities where they will gain knowledge and skills to help them achieve their potential.

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No. of Foundation Cert. Graduates 2018

All participants in the Foundation Certificate for Mature Learners get a taste of what university life is like and if they complete the course, are eligible for a place on MIC’s Bachelor of Arts programme.