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Three challenges for community education in a time of change

Posted on September 12, 2012

New Building photo2 - Longford Womens' Link - a member of AONTAS and the CEN
Longford Womens' Link - a member of AONTAS and the CEN

The Community Education Network (CEN) is in the process of putting together a position paper on the challenges facing community education during a time of change. Community education organisations operate outside of the formal education sector and are funded through a variety of sources.

Since the establishment of the CEN in 2007 the context for community education has changed dramatically, from the absorption of Community Development Projects (CDPs) into Local Area Partnerships, reduced funding, increased demands on services, and changes to the FETAC process. Now the sector must retain its identity within SOLAS and the new integrated Further Education and Training Service.

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Getting to grips with Qualifications and Quality Assurance

Posted on June 19, 2012

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The introduction of the new Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Bill is yet another piece in the jigsaw as the further education and training sector undergoes its most radical reform yet. At the end of last May the Bill returned to the Dáil for a second stage. So what are the implications of the Bill, and why introduce it in the first stage?

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