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 396 80
lynnarmstrong@kwetb.ie
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
Bray
Further Education and Training Centre, Block E, Civic Centre,
Main Street, Bray, Co. Wicklow
01 5242 796
baec@kwetb.ie 
Carnew
New Line, Aughrim Road, Carnew, Co. Wicklow
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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