Back To Education Initiative (BTEI)

The Back to Education Initiative (BTEI) is a service which provides

  • opportunities for young people and adults, with less than upper second level education, to participate in a range of part-time accredited educational programmes
  • education and training opportunities for low skilled people in employment to upgrade their skills and gain qualifications
  • a link to full-time further education and training and a progression route from basic education programmes
  • a chance to combine education and training with family, work and other responsibilities through a wide range of flexible options. Childcare support is available where necessary.

BTEI courses are free to those

  • with less than upper second level education
  • in receipt of social welfare payment
  • who have a current full medical card

Programmes offered by Back to Education Initiative aim to meet current needs of the labour market and include

  • Employability Skills
  • Computer Skills
  • Business Studies
  • Information Technology
  • Healthcare Skills
  • Childcare Skills
  • Horticulture
  • Maths
  • Communications
  • Preparation for Further Education & Training

All BTEI students have the opportunity to work towards QQI/FETAC certification.

 

Contact Details
Arklow
Further Education and Training Centre Arklow, Fernhill Plaza, Wexford Road, Arklow, Co. Wicklow
0402 234 54
Athy
Further Education and Training Centre Athy, Carlow Road, Athy, Co. Kildare
059 8633 270
bteiathy@kwetb.ie
Baltinglass
Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow
059 648 2642
bteiwestwicklow@kwetb.ie
Blessington
Further Education and Training Centre Blessington, Blessington, Co. Wicklow
045 851 494
bteiwestwicklow@kwetb.ie
Carnew
0402 234 54
marymccall@kwetb.ie
Kildare Town
Further Education and Training Centre Kildare Town, Bothar Na gCorp, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare
045 522 003
bteikildaretown@kwetb.ie
Maynooth
Maynooth Further Education and Training Centre, Manor Mills, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
01 629 2602
bteimaynooth@kwetb.ie
Naas
Further Education and Training Centre, Jigginstown, Naas, Co. Kildare
045 866 314
bteinaas@kwetb.ie
Newbridge
Further Education and Training Centre Newbridge, Áras Sláinte, Station Road, Newbridge, Co. Kildare
045 866 314
bteinewbridge@kwetb.ie
Wicklow Town
Further Education and Training Centre Wicklow Town, The Murrough, Wicklow Town, Co. Wicklow
0404 640 56
christinewray@kwetb.ie

 

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