Free Courses for Irish Transition Year Students

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In Ireland, Transition Year (TY) offers a welcome pause at the end of Junior Certificate exams, before plunging into the two-year Leaving Certificate programme. With schools responsible for creating their own TY programmes, there is scope to try different Transition Year ideas and Alison is here to help, with dozens of courses, whatever your need. 

Our Transition Year hub draws on the guidelines issued by the Department of Education and the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA), mindful of TY’s mission ‘to promote the personal, social, educational and vocational development of pupils and to prepare them for their role as autonomous, participative, and responsible members of society’. Here, Transition Year teachers and co-ordinators will find many engaging and worthwhile courses, from Irish music to mental wellbeing, computing to the environment. 

With an emphasis on preparing for adult life, Transition Year encourages students to develop practical skills from cooking to car maintenance, and Alison provides many relevant courses to support that learning. We have a wealth of courses to support your students’ personal and social development and help them become independent learners, ready for the challenges of Leaving Cert. With no formal exams, Transition Year pupils are assessed on their commitment to learning and their end-of-year project, performance, portfolio or the product of their Transition Year business ideas. Alison’s free online courses make learning fun and the assessments are interactive and quick. Who knows, your pupils might have some exciting certifications to add to their end of Transition Year certificates! 

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