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Peer Assisted Learning (Health & Leisure Dept)


Peer Assisted Learning (Health & Leisure Dept)


At a Glance

  • Start Date:21/01/2019
  • End Date:21/01/2019
  • Closing date:10/05/2019
  • Post Updated:26/03/2019
  • Min Hours:1hr per week
  • Role Type:Teaching/Tutoring

Requirements:Applicants must be registered full time on a Health and Leisure course in IT Tralee and currently studying in 2nd or 4th year of their course. Applicants will need to have a history of successful completion in exams & assessments in the topics they will be covering.


The Peer Assisted Learning (P.A.L) programme is a voluntary student-to-student academic support for specific modules in first, second and third year in the Department of Health & Leisure Studies. This is a student friendly support system provided to students by students. These P.A.L sessions help students' understanding of course material and help with development of skills for approaching assignments and exams.


Successful applicants will attend an induction session where they will recieve training on how to

Successful applicants will be required to commit to 1 hour per week over an 8 week period.

Is training provided?: Yes

Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position.

Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:

  • Lead a P.A.L session once a week to a group of students on modules and topics identified by academic staff and students as focus points;
  • Log student queries during P.A.L sessions;
  • Liase with Health & Department staff to discuss areas that emerge as areas of diffiulty for students and how students may be guided towards adressing these areas;
  • Provide feedback on the sessions and the effectiveness of the programme.

Skills required for this role:

  • Confidence and competency in delivering learning support;
  • Good communication, listening and interpersonal skills;
  • Good self-organisational and time management skills;
  • Ability to dispaly good study, exam preperation skills.

Details of time commitment needed for role:
1 hour per week for 8 weeks

Minimum time commitment per week:
1 hour p/week

Level of English required for the role:

Additional screening required for this role:
Applicants may be invited to meet with staff from the Health & Leisure Department and Student Engagement Office as part of the application process.


If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:

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