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Abbeyleix Further Education and Training Centre

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Coronavirus Covid-19 Update: Open

Abbeyleix Further Education & Training Centre has returned to on-site class delivery, while adhering to current Covid-19 restrictions.

Access to the centre (other than by staff and students) is restricted. We would ask that you first contact the Centre to arrange an appointment.

The latest updates from the Department of Education in relation to Covid-19 procedures can be found by clicking on the following link below:  

Welcome to Abbeyleix Further Education and Training Centre

Our Mission Statement

Abbeyleix Further Education & Training Centre promotes a learner-centred approach and provides for a friendly and supportive learning environment. Our staff are a committed and professional team and we strive for excellence in all areas. We pride ourselves on the support we give to our students to help them in their personal development and their academic success, as they progress to employment or to third level education.


Learn about our full time and part time further education and training courses QQI Level 3 to level 6


Learner Moodle Access Point. The Centres online learning platform or course management system (CMS) for students


View or download our current prospectus with course information for the academic year available as a pdf document


View the latest timetable for the academic year at Abbeyleix Further Education and Training Centre

Study options

Full time (VTOS/PLC) or part time (BTEI) options, childcare education and training support programme (CETS)


Read what our past students  have to say about their experience with the Art with Animation course at Abbeyleix FETC

“The new skills I gained at level 5 were beneficial to my practice, the animation, in particular, gave me structure and refinement to my process in art. That development has only continued to grow within the Level 6 programme.”
Kirsha Aldritt
Art and Animation Level 5 and Advanced Art Level 6 2018/2019
“These art courses helped me to build my confidence. I have grown as an artist and I have developed skills in all disciplines on the course. I feel ready now to move on to third level art college. I recommend the PLC structure to anyone!”
Rory Lynch
Art and Animation Level 5 and Advanced Art Level 6 2018/19