Donegal ETB’s Further Education and Training (FET) Service has published its new FET Prospectus for the incoming academic year, 2023-2024, which includes several exciting new courses starting across the county.
The Prospectus provides detailed information on over 130 full and part-time courses in a diverse range of areas from Levels 1-6, many of which are funded by the European Union – NextGenerationEU.
Courses include administration, business and finance; art, craft and design; construction and the built environment; courses for people with disabilities; customer care; early learning and care; engineering and manufacturing; family learning; general learning; hair and beauty; health and social care; horticulture; IT and computing; languages; sports, recreation and fitness; tourism and hospitality; transport; veterinary and the Youthreach programme for early school leavers.
Information on how to gain qualifications through the Recognition of Prior Learning process and supports for business is also included.
Amongst the many courses listed in the Prospectus are newly developed courses in taxation (part-time) and a full-time marine engineering traineeship which was developed in partnership with the Killybegs Marine Cluster to meet the employment needs of the blue economy. Future sustainability and adaptability are also catered for with new part-time courses in environmental sustainability in the workplace, electric/hybrid vehicle routine maintenance and an introductory robotic welding course.
Speaking about the publication of the Prospectus, Donegal ETB’s Director of Further Education and Training, Ciaran O’Brien said, “the mission of Donegal ETB is to offer education and training opportunities that help students to achieve their full potential and to contribute to the social, cultural and economic life of their communities. Our FET Service provides a diverse range of certified courses from NFQ Levels 1-6 in every corner of the county to meet this mission and I’m delighted to see all of these published together in this new Prospectus.”
He added, “Last year almost 14,500 people availed of our FET courses across the county so we’re looking forward to welcoming many more new students this Autumn and next year.”
The ETB’s FET Prospectus can now be viewed in the Publications and Resources section of its websiteor contact the Adult Guidance and Information Service by emailing email@example.com or calling 074 9178088 for further information.
Applicants can also apply online for these courses through the ETB’s website