Current FET Programmes and Services

The following programmes are delivered under KWETB’s Further Education Service:

  • Adult Basic Education Service (also known as Adult Literacy) – a part-time programme for adults wishing to develop their basic skills
  • Adult Education Guidance Service – a service for adults participating in FE programmes and adults wishing to return to education providing education and career guidance and some personal counselling
  • Advocacy Service – a career and education guidance and counselling service for early school leavers between 16 and 21 years of age
  • Back to Education Initiative – a part-time programme for young people and adults offering programmes at Levels 3-6 on the NFQ
  • Community Education – a part-time programme for community groups and individuals who wish to return to or continue their education in a variety of community environments
  • Post Leaving Certificate (PLC) – a comprehensive full-time programme of education at Level 5 and 6 of the NFQ for school leavers and returning adult learners
  • Prisoner Education – the provision of education in partnership with the Irish Prison Service in Shelton Abbey Open Prison, Arklow
  • Skills for Work – a part-time programme offering basic education skills to people in employment
  • Vocational Training and Opportunities Scheme (VTOS) – a full-time, two-year programme for adults who are unemployed and in receipt of a social welfare payment who wish to retrain and/or upskill to increase their employment opportunities offered at Levels 3-6 on the NFQ
  • Youthreach – a full-time, two-year programme for early school leavers aged between 16 and 21 years who wish to complete a qualification at Level 3 and 4 of the National Framework of Qualifications
  • Refugee Programme – a specific programme offering Orientation and Language programme to adult residents of the Hazel Hotel Emergency Reception Orientation Centre (EROC)

The following training programmes are currently managed by KWETB:

  • Apprenticeship – both responsibility for the statutory function and direct delivery of Farrier Apprenticeship delivery
  • Bridging and Foundation – a contracted, full-time programme for adults wishing to upskill at Level 3 and 4 of the NFQ
  • Community Training Centre – a contracted, full-time programme for early school leavers aged between 16 and 21 years who wish to complete a qualification at Level 3 and 4 of the NFQ
  • Evening Training – a contracted, part-time programme for those who wish to complete a qualification to enhance their skills;
  • Local Training Initiatives – a contracted, full-time programme meeting an identified community training need for unemployed adults who wish to upskill/retrain
  • Specific Training Programme for People with Disabilities – a contracted, full-time programme for adults with disabilities or other needs who wish to upskill/retrain
  • Specific Skills Training – a contracted, full-time programme aimed at training unemployed adults to fill identified specific skill gaps
  • Traineeships – a contracted, full-time work-based learning programme for adults who wish to retrain/upskill

Full details regarding KWETB’s Centres and Services may be found here.

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