WHAT IS FURTHER EDUCATION TRAINING?
Further Education and Training offers a wide range of interesting accredited courses and is inclusive and accessible to anyone who is over 18 who wants to learn new skills or enhance existing skills to get the right job, progress to third-level or to support the achievement of personal goals. FET courses, which are delivered through the ETBs, other providers, and online through SOLAS’ eCollege, can make a real difference to the lives of individuals by developing skills and supporting life-long learning, no matter who you are or where you are on your journey including school leavers, career changers, people returning to employment, people with disabilities and older people.
WHAT TYPES OF COURSES ARE THERE?
There is a wide range of courses available on a full-time, part-time or online basis. Full-time courses include Post Leaving Certificate (PLC) courses, Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS), Youthreach, Bridging/foundation courses, Specific Skills Training (SST), Traineeship, Community Training Centre (CTCs), Specialist Training Providers (STPs), and Local Training Initiative (LTI). Part–time courses include Back to Education Initiative (BTEI), Adult Literacy, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL, Skills for Work, evening courses, Blended Learning courses and Community Education. On-line courses are available through eCollege. At eCollege, all courses are aimed towards three types of people – jobseekers, upskillers and employers. eCollege courses are designed to give a flexible response to the specific skills needs of job ready individuals who require training interventions with certification to assist them to re-enter the labour market.
I AM INTERESTED IN DOING A FET COURSE. WHERE CAN I GET ADVICE?
There are lots of organisations that can provide support and guidance for those interested in doing a FET Course. Education and Training Boards have guidance officers who can provide information and advice.
CAN I GET A GRANT FOR DOING A FET COURSE?
There are a range of allowance schemes for jobseekers moving from Social Welfare to training or education including the Back to Education Allowance, SUSI – Student Universal Support Ireland and FET Training Allowances. Your local Intreo Office can advise if you are entitled to any allowances whilst on a training course.WHERE CAN I FIND A FET COURSE FOR ME? Over 4,000 Further Education and Training courses can be found in one place –
WHERE CAN I FIND A FET COURSE FOR ME?
Over 4,000 Further Education and Training courses can be found in one place – fetchcourses.ie. Fetchcourses.ie allows learners to access information about Further Education and Training opportunities throughout the country such as Post-Leaving Cert courses, the latest traineeships, back to education initiatives and many more.
Fetchcourses.ie was developed by SOLAS, the Further Education & Training Authority, in partnership with ETBI and other Further Education and Training providers.
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