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A general overview of LMETB’s FET Learner Support

LMETB learners come from a wide range of backgrounds. We understand the need for integration and inclusion to enrich our communities. Wellbeing and inclusion are two core values that underpin our Mission Statement.

Our Learner Voice Network provides an opportunity for any of our learners to join a group created to foster a collaborative and meaningful discussion ground between LMETB management and its Learners. The Learner Voice Network promotes the learners voice in LMETB, as well as activities and events which facilitate the learner voice both locally and nationally. To find out more about the network and join please email [email protected].

LMETB aims to support all Learners equally; providing a safe, open and supportive learning environment. Understanding your needs provides us with the best opportunity to assist you on your journey with us. If you feel you like you need some individualised support please complete LMETB FET Learner Support request form.

Wellbeing is fundamental in you as a learner succeeding in your studies with us. This page will be continually monitored on updated with key initiatives from LMETB and its wider communities.

The quality of your learning experience with LMETB is one of our highest priorities. LMETB endeavors to support our learners in a post covid world through ensuring continuity of education, training and assessment.

We place the learner experience at centre stage of everything we do. Be proactive in looking for advice or support if you are struggling. If you require any additional educational support throughout your journey with us, please speak with the Programme Co-ordinator, your teacher/tutor or contact learner support by completing this form.

The LMETB FET Learner Handbook gives you information to prepare you for your learning journey with us. Use this guide alongside any centre handbooks, guides and support packs your coordinator and tutors provide. We will update this guide from time to time. You can find the latest version on the Learner Supports section of the LMETB website (www.lmetb.ie).

Five Ways to Wellbeing

Mental Health Ireland promote the Five Ways to Wellbeing

Connect

Make time each day to Connect. Connect with the people around you. With family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. At home, work, school or in your local community. By staying connected and nurturing these relationships we feel happier and more secure, giving us a better sense of purpose.

Be Active

Look for ways to be active everyday. Go for a walk or a run. Step outside. Cycle, play a game, garden or dance. Discover a physical activity you enjoy which suits your lifestyle and level of mobility and fitness. Research has shown being physically active can improve your mental health and wellbeing.

Take Notice

Be aware of the world around you and what you are feeling. Be Curious. Catch sight of the beautiful. Notice the changing seasons. Savour the moment whether you are walking to work, eating lunch or talking to friends. Pay attention to the present moment – to your thoughts, feelings and to the world around you.

Keep Learning

Try something new. Rediscover an old interest. Sign up for that course. Cook a new recipe. Take on a new responsibility. Setting yourself a new challenge and learning a new skill will increase your confidence which can improve your mental health and wellbeing.

Give

Giving to others is good for you. Do something nice for someone else. Thank someone. Volunteer your time or join a community group. See yourself and your happiness linked to the wider community can be incredibly rewarding and create connectedness with the people around you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Find out how we can support you

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I would like to improve my English language skills. Do you offer English for Speakers of other Languages (ESOL)?

LMETB offer free  English language classes for all levels from Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced classes  Classes are available mornings, afternoons and evenings in the Louth and Meath areas.  Classes can be accredited or non accredited.

I do not know my current level of English?

LMETB will assess your level of English before you begin class to ensure you are placed in the correct class for your level.

Find out about these supports and learn more about available courses call or text:

Co. Meath
T: 0861373979

Drogheda
T: 0860828673

Dundalk and Ardee
T: 0860132244

I am from the Ukraine. I would like to check if my qualifications are recognised in Ireland.

Course Choice and Application

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I am unsure about what course I should do. I would like to chat with someone about options available to me.

Please contact a member of Adult Educational Guidance Service. Further information can be found on our website here or on our dedication Guidance Counselling Website here.

The information and guidance service is free, confidential and offers independent advice to people who wish to explore their education and training options, helping them make informed educational, career and life choices.

Guidance, Information and Recruitment

I am having trouble logging onto my FETCH account. Can you help?
How to Use the Course Finder on FETCH

  1. Keyword : Type a keyword related to the type of course you are seeking.
  2. Area: Select a location in Louth/Meath where you would prefer to study.
  3. On each course page, you will see the appropriate details to apply for the course or find out more information.
  4. When your chosen course has a “APPLY NOW” option, you will be directed to FetchCourses.ie where you can follow the steps to register your application.

How to register on FETCH

How to sign in and apply for a course on FETCH


How to update your details on FETCH courses

Literacy and Numeracy

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I left school early. I need help with reading, writing and maths.

LMETB offer classes across Louth and Meath to support people to strengthen their skills in reading, writing, maths and computers (I.T.).

Find out about these supports and learn more about available courses phone 087 2300195 or 1800 991 898.

I have an Educational Assessment Report. How can I access the recommended supports?

All LMETB learners with Educational Assessment Reports can benefit from additional supports e.g., reader, notetaker, reader pens etc.

Complete the LMETB FET Learner Support request and we will be in touch with you shortly to discuss

I have trouble reading – a friend suggested I may have dyslexia but I’m not sure and have never been assessed. Can I be assessed?

LMETB want to support our learners while on their course.  If you feel you have an issue which is hindering your progress, please complete the LMETB FET Learner Support request and we will be in touch with you shortly to discuss.

Assistance with Coursework

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I’m having difficulty starting my assignment – where do I start?

LMETB offer support with assignment writing and exam preparation throughout the course. We are currently developing an online learning hub to support learners with their studying. If you need some additional guidance please follow the below link to the ETBI FET Digital Library where you can find some great resources on writing the assignment.

I need help with academic writing and referencing.

The following booklets which can be downloaded contain help with academic writing and referencing.

Assistance with Information Technology (IT)

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Microsoft 365 software support

We are currently developing an online learning hub to support learners with their studying. While this is being developed please use the below links to access some useful training.

I don’t have a PC/laptop for my studies and/or I don’t have access to the internet. Can you help?

LMETB can support by offering devices on loan to learners while on their course.

Complete the LMETB FET Learner Support request and we will be in touch with you shortly to discuss.

Wellbeing

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I have not been feeling well lately. Is there someone I could chat with about my wellbeing?

Life and studying can be hard, LMETB understands this and has a number of supports in place. If you feels you need immediate help please contact 999 or 112.

Alternatively please complete the LMETB FET Learner Support request and we will be in touch with you shortly to discuss some alternative options for you including the option of counselling sessions.

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LMETB FET Learner Support

FET Centre, Chapel Street, Dundalk,
Co. Louth, A91 C7D8

Contact: Mick Burns
Tel: 086 075 3328
Email: [email protected]