This year’s College Open Day was held on Tuesday 8th February from 12.00 noon to 7.00 pm. The Open Day attracted record numbers of people interested in learning more about LCFE’s courses. Teaching staff were on hand to provide all the information required by prospective students, parents and guidance counsellors. Commenting on the Open Day's success, College Director, Pat Maunsell, said, "Staff are to be congratulated on the excellent preparation and planning which went into our Open Day on 8th February. I was delighted to see the large volume of visitors we had on the day. It is very encouraging to see such interest in the wide range of courses we have on offer next year."
Details were also provided on maintenance grants as well as social welfare information. The College does not charge tuition fees, as its courses are funded by the National Development Plan (NDP). Grants are applied for through the applicant’s local VEC. More information on grants is presented on the General Information page under the About Us section of this site. In these difficult times, a grant can make all the difference in terms of receiving an Award or not.
Most of the courses on offer at LCFE are FETAC (Further Education and Training Awards Council) awards. FETAC is the national awarding body for further education and training. One of the great advantages of achieving a FETAC Award is the opportunity to use it for progression to Higher Education. Up to 400 CAO points (which are equivalent to Leaving Certificate points) may be obtained. Award holders can progress to Institutes of Technology, the National College of Art and Design and Irish Universities.
This year’s Open Day also featured an exciting Visual Arts Exhibition (Art and Design, Fashion, Interior Design and Photography). Produced by LCFE learners, the high-quality exhibition was well worth seeing.
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