Giving You Opportunities In Baltinglass, Blessington, Dunlavin 

Baltinglass Further Education Centre

 Blessington, Co Wicklow

Bhaile Coimìn, Cill Mhantáin.

Teileafón: 045 891099

National Adult Literacy and Numeracy Awareness Campaign


KWETB Opens the Door for Adult Learners

Wednesday 14th September




SOLAS, Ireland's Further Education and Training Authority, are launching a new national literacy and numeracy awareness campaign.


The aim of the campaign is to encourage people who have difficulties with reading, writing, maths or technology to 'Take the first step' and return to learning.


On Wednesday 14th September adult learning centres across Kildare and Wicklow will hold Open Information Sessions for those who want to find out more about our services. Visitors will be given a warm welcome, meet the tutors, hear from other adult learners and explore their options for returning to education. Drop into the Blessington Further Education and Training Centre between 10.00am and 12.00pm to find out more information.


New Courses for September 2016- Interested in doing a ONE YEAR full time QQI Level 5 in Childcare or Business course? Contact Anne 086 0412306

Full Time - Complete a QQI Level 5 Major Award in ONE academic year 
* Full Time One Year Course in Early Childhood Education and Care QQI L5
*Full Time One Year Course in Business with Accounts QQI L5

Contact Anne on 045 891099 or 086 0412306 for further information 

Part Time DAY Courses in the following (Baltinglass, Blessington and Dunlavin):
 QQI Level 4 
*Office Skills (Blessington)
*Retail Skills (Blessington)
*Catering Support (Blessington)

QQI Level 5
*E-Business (Blessington)
*Furniture Design (Blessington)
*Agriculture (Blessington)
*Business with Tourism (Blessington)
*Early Childhood Care and Education (Blessington and Baltinglass)
*Information Processing (Baltinglass)

Part Time EVENING Courses in the following:
QQI Level 4
*Office Skills (Dunlavin)

QQI Level 5
*Healthcare Support (Blessington and Dunlavin)
*Early Childhood Care and Education (Blessington)
*Computer Systems and Networking (Blessington)

QQI Level 6
*Early Childhood Care and Education (Blessington)

Contact Anne on 045 891099 or 086 8503833 for further information 

ABE (Adult Basic Education) 
We run one to one classes in English, Spelling, Reading and Maths.
Group classes are available as follows:

·        Computer classes for the total beginner and for the                        improver. One morning or evening per week.

·      Horticulture

·      Get the best out of your Smartphone and Tablet

·      English and Communication skills

·      CV preparation and returning to work upskilling

·      Maths

·      English for speakers of other languages – information            session Monday 5th Sept at 10am. Please phone to reserve a              place at the meeting.

·       For those in employment – improve your skills and                     promotion prospects


All our classes are small and work at the learners own pace.

Open to all adults who didn’t complete mainstream schooling.

For further information please phone Annette or Caroline at 045-851494 or 086-8462771 or e mail annettemangan@kwetb.ie

Youthreach is a Department of Education and Skills official education, training and work experience programme for early school leavers aged 15 – 20. 

Is Youthreach for Me?

Youthreach is for you if:

  • you are between 15-20
  • you have left mainstream school early.
  • you want to further your education
  • you are committed to the programme offered.
  • you are willing to embrace a challenging and exciting opportunity.

For further information please phone Caitriona at 045-851494 or 086 8159593 or 

e mail ccullenblessington@kwetb.ie