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BTEI - Back to Education Initiative

BTEI Presentation in the Further Education and Training Centre Blessington 

Courses in the Blessington Further Education Centre take place on a part time and full time basis, many courses taking place in the evening time. Courses range from our return to learning course, Business Studies, Childcare, to Healthcare, e-BusinessComputer Systems and Networking, Youthreach programmes and many more. If you are interested in any course take place in the West Wicklow area please contact the Further Education Centre at 045 891099.

Part-time Education Opportunities

The Back to Education Initiative provides opportunities  to return to part-time learning for young people and adults. Our main priority is to provide flexible part-time and innovative education opportunities for those with  less than upper second level education and who want to combine a return to education with work, family life or other responsibilities. Part-time programmes under the BTEI are intended to make further education more accessible general.

Participation in Part-Time Programmes can provide opportunities to:
  •  Continue your learning
  •  Obtain National Certification.
  •  Develop New Skills
  •  Pursue New Employment Options
Who is eligible?
Anyone who has left full-time education can take part in a course being offered, but priority will be given to those with less than upper second level education.

Access to part time education to those:

  • Who experience barriers to full time education             
  • Who do not have a leaving certificate 
  • Who are unemployed

BTEI Values:
  • Learner Centeredness
  • Equality
  • Accessibility & Inclusiveness,
  • Recognising & Accommodating Diversity
  • Innovation
  • Local Consultation 
  • Quality Assurance

What Will A BTEI Course Cost?

BTEI is free to:

• All with less than upper second level standard of education for example QQI Level 4 or 5.
• All those in receipt of Social Welfare Payment
• All those dependant on a Social Welfare recipient
• All those with a current medical card
• All those signing for credits
• All others will be charged fees. 

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