Transition Year Online Courses


As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we unfortunately must make the difficult decision to cancel the TY Work Experience element of our programme. We understand that this is disappointing for students, but their health and safety is our primary concern. In its place we are offering online courses that we hope students will find beneficial.

The courses cost €20 per student and Ballymakenny College will pay this out of the TY Fees budget.

In the case of schools not reopening on the 1st February, students can undertake the programme at home. If schools are open on the 1st February, they will attend and complete the course during blocks in school. Students will complete a set amount per week thereafter.

Please find the course information below.

Transition Year Online Skills Bundle Content:

Computer Skills:

6 Courses, 20 Hours

  • Online Essentials, Computer essentials, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Cyber Security

Career skills:

9 Courses, 20 Hours

  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving.
  • Digital Literacy skills that grow your career.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Effective time management skills.
  • Emotional intelligence at work.
  • Teamworking skills
  • How to succeed at writing applications
  • How to sell yourself and interview techniques
  • Job hunting techniques to get hired faster

Driving Skills:

8 Courses, 30 Hours

  • Drink driving
  • Driving responsibly
  • Driver distraction
  • Drug driving
  • Mobile phones and driving
  • Driver fatigue
  • Rural driving
  • Cyclist safety

How it works:

Our Online courses are student led meaning they learn at their own pace. They can login on any device in school or at home. They will be taught through bite-sized easy to follow videos and examples. Each course is certified.

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30 2021
School Closed No classes
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