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Finishing school and don't know what's next? This might help

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If you're unsure of your next step after finishing school, this could be just what you needed...

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Leaving school and heading out into the world can seem incredibly daunting to many. With so many varied paths reaching out ahead of you, it’s hard to be sure that you’re making the right choices.

Thankfully, we’ve got something that will help make taking your next steps that little bit easier!

SOLAS, the Further Education and Training Authority (FET), can help you take your next step with confidence. No matter what subject you’re interested in, there are lots of different routes into the workplace or field of study you want to pursue available in Education and Training Boards - with accessible, practical options like Post Leaving Certificate courses, Apprenticeship opportunities, traineeships and lots more.

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For the first time ever, this year will allow school leavers and CAO applicants to explore Apprenticeship opportunities and access information on FET courses alongside Higher Education options via the 2022 CAO website.

A very exciting opportunity that will allow you to broaden the scope of your interests, FET and Apprenticeships cater to a larger range of learner aptitudes and open a lot of doors down the line, giving you exciting opportunities after you leave school that will broaden the scope of your interests. Apprenticeship also allows you to earn while learning valuable skills.

This change to the CAO is a step in the right direction for Senior Cycle students, as more options being available in one place is always a good thing. With courses available in every county across Ireland, FET can take you exactly where you want to go, whether that be onto Higher Education, right into the workplace or progression to an Apprenticeship.

So, is FET for me?

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Available to anyone over the age of 16 who wants to learn new skills or enhance existing talents, FET courses cater to everyone’s needs. Whether you’re after full-time education or require the flexibility of part-time or online courses, you will find something to suit your schedule.

So, what kind of careers can I move into with FET?

Broadening the scope of what the future can hold for school leavers, FET allows you to explore a number of varied pathways to find what's right for you. If you're interested in Arts and Humanities, you will find an incredibly wide variety of options ranging from Fashion Design and Multimedia Production to Digital Marketing and Radio Broadcasting. No matter what your desired subject area - Business, Agriculture, the list goes on - you'll find your niche with FET at a variety of levels across the country.

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Tempted to become part of Generation Apprenticeship?

Whether you’re a school leaver or an older learner, Apprenticeships blend theory and practice to help accelerate your development and give you the tools to enter the workforce seamlessly. With programmes available in a range of industries from hairdressing and hospitality to engineering and electronics, the world is your oyster!

Helping you get to where you want to be in life, the future is what you make it with FET’s range of courses. Browse through potential career paths on the CAO.ie/options today and get planning for tomorrow.

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