LIT and LCFE forge closer links with deal

Mike Dwane

Reporter:

Mike Dwane

Pat Maunsell, director LCFE and Dr Maria Hinfelaar, president, LIT, sign an agreement on closer collaboration between the institutions, watched byMargaret O'Connor, guidance counsellor LCFE; Terry Twomey, registrar, LIT; Ruth Macken, PR, LCFE
AN agreement between Limerick Institute of Technology and Limerick College of Further Education will provide a “smooth and seamless pathway” for students entering the college at Moylish.

AN agreement between Limerick Institute of Technology and Limerick College of Further Education will provide a “smooth and seamless pathway” for students entering the college at Moylish.

Closer collaboration between the institutions has been formalised in a memorandum of understanding signed by bosses at LIT and Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board (formerly the VEC).

It means students who complete QQI/FETAC Certificate Level 5 courses with LCFE will be offered entry to LIT programmes and those who complete Advanced Certification Level 6 with LCFE may apply for advanced entry straight into second year for linked programmes.

Pat Maunsell, director of LCFE said: “LIT have shown great leadership here, being the first institute of technology in the country offering seamless progression to further education students”.

And Dr Maria Hinfelaar, president, LIT said: “I am delighted that we have developed this agreement with LCFE which is the foremost further education college in the region. Their students perform very well when they progress to LIT and I am confident that we will welcome many more of them in future years”.