The following information is designed to support your school in planning for the inclusion of short courses on your junior cycle programme and subsequently to assist teachers and departments in planning for the learning that will take place.
Planning for short courses is a whole-school activity and it is important for schools to consider them within the entire junior cycle programme which they offer their students.
As schools plan a junior cycle programme using the Framework, the short course is a component which can add great value to the experience and the learning of junior cycle students
The inclusion of short courses offers opportunities for:
Please note this area of the site will be populated with appropriate resources in due course.
Short courses can also be developed by schools to suit the specific needs and interests of their students, but they must meet specific requirements as outlined in the ‘Framework for Junior Cycle’
Short courses provide opportunities for each school to enhance the current provision for their students as well as the potential to introduce them to new and interesting areas of learning.
Support and advice, as well as guidelines and templates, are provided by the NCCA for schools who wish to develop a short course. These are available here