Corona Virus Contingency Plans for students hoping to complete QQI programmes
The Dublin Adult Learning Centre is an Adult Basic Education Centre. As the bulk of our students have literacy difficulties and are economically disadvantaged, distance education cannot be provided at Levels 2 and 3 due to both a skills deficit with regard to literacy and I.T. skills and a lack of access to digital technologies other than mobile phones.
Courses at all levels in DALC are highly supported due to the educational disadvantage experienced by students. Students tend to work at their own pace and the timing of accreditation tends to work around the students’ readiness for it. As a consequence, there are only a limited number of courses that students could continue to pursue remotely. They are as follows:
Level 4 I.T. The tutors will email work assignments to students and will accept assignments digitally, subject to the caveat that they all have access to suitable technology
Level 4 Customer Service The tutors will email work and assignments to students and will accept assignments digitally. This has been a means of communication on this course to date and all students have access to suitable technology and the skill levels required.
Level 5: Health Care. For technologically adept students, work may be emailed, though some students will not be in a position to use technology without support for the completion of assignments.
No new QQI courses will begin until the situation regarding the Corona Virus is clear.