Welcome to Abbeyleix Further Education and Training Centre
Foreword from Helen Kavanagh | Centre Director
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the Abbeyleix Further Education and Training Centre. The Centre is dedicated to providing adults with further or ‘second chance’ education and training opportunities. Its ethos is consistent with the profile of its learner population, meaning that its focal point is on the active participation of the learner in the decision making process.
Abbeyleix Further Education and Training Centre is focused on providing an environment of study that will enrich the quality of life for both learners and teachers. It also concentrates on enabling learners to engage in life-long learning. I hope you will all get involved in the Centre’s activities, as this participation is a great way of getting to know other learners in the Centre with similar interests.
You are all encouraged to be involved in accepting responsibility for your own learning. We are proud of our record of academic success, the support we give our learners, the progression rates to third level institutions and to employment and the excellence of the facilities available in the Centre.
The Centre operates under the auspices of Laois & Offaly ETB and in accordance with the regulations of SOLAS and the Department of Education and Skills.
Finally, do not hesitate to contact any member of staff if you encounter any problems or difficulties.
I wish you every success for the future.
Helen Kavanagh – Centre Director
Further Education and Training
At Abbeyleix Further Education and Training Centre we offer a wide and flexible selection of programmes, which provides the learner with numerous developmental pathways into further/higher education and employment. Under our flexible further education programmes the learner has the option to study part-time through the Back To Education Initiative (BTEI), or full-time on the Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS/PLC). Abbeyleix Further Education and Training Centre is registered with Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI). We offer programmes that lead to QQI awards on the National Framework of Qualifications and therefore offer a range of courses at QQI level 3, level 4, Level 5 and level 6.
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