Level 7: why you should attend Induction
College induction sessions help build a positive meeting place for all new learners and introduce the wider group to life at their chosen college. Inductions are held for many reasons, but our primary goal is to give focus and motivation to learners, giving them the opportunity to ask any questions and to deal with any initial concerns before the course gathers pace. A comfortable atmosphere should be in place before the formal delivery of a course commences and so we ensure a planned relaxed environment particularly to help any anxious students.
Students who commit to the Level 7 in Early Childhood studies with Portobello Institute will complete their degree with the greatest of flexibility through blended learning with a large proportion of study completed online. Specifically, with this type of study, we highly recommend that learners attend these important induction sessions. Our overall aim is to ensure that all students are well equipped and comfortable with the information they need to begin their studies while ensuring a good start to a successful college year for each of them.
At induction, student responsibilities and course delivery are set out while informing students on the requirements of the programme such as module information, learning outcomes, assessment details, possible recommended reading, due dates and any formal tutorial days.
Course support and available services will also be re-confirmed by key staff on the day who will introduce themselves and give a friendly run down on course specifics.
Learners should leave with the essential ‘need to know’ information and for many it’s the perfect chance to meet peers, get to know each other and make friends with similar interest, which is just as important. With the Level 7 delivered across a number of core regions we ensure that induction days all take place at local level at several locations throughout Ireland to allow learners shorter journeys and flexibility.
Also, we would like to take this opportunity to wish all our new students who are commencing their Level 7 in October at our Dublin and regional centres the very best of luck with their studies.