Back to Education Initiative

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What is Back To Education Initiative?

The overall function of the BTEI Programme is to increase the participation of young people and adults with less than upper secondary education in a range of flexible learning opportunities.

Why take part in a BTEI course?
  • Continue your learning
  • Obtain National Certification
  • Develop new skills
  • Pursue new employment options

The overall function of the BTEI Programme is to increase the participation of young people and adults with less than upper secondary education in a range of flexible learning opportunities.

Will the course be certified?
Yes. The course will carry certification with it; it is up to the individual participant if he/she wishes to pursue accreditation. All participants are supported to seek accreditation.
Who can participate in courses?
Any person who has left full-time education can apply to take part in a BTEI course. However, priority will be given to people with less than a Leaving Certificate standard of education.
What kind of courses are offered?

This varies from year to year depending on demand for courses and the funding available. There are courses in Computers, Communication Skills, Personal Development, Horticulture, Cookery and Childcare.

When are courses available?

Courses are arranged to meet the particular needs of participants and can be offered in the mornings, afternoons, evenings or weekends.

Will I have fees?

Courses are free to holders of medical cards and their dependants along with persons on Unemployment Payments or Means Tested Benefit and adults with less than Leaving Certificate standard of education. All others pay the full tuition costs.

Will I be paid while attending a BTEI course?

Students in receipt of a Social Welfare payment prior to joining a course will continue to receive their payments in the normal way.

Contacts
  Location  Centre Co-Ordinator    Address   Contact Details
Ballinasloe
Bridie Dolan
BCFE, Sarsfield Road, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway
phone 09096 43479
Clifden
Sorcha O Toole
Over Sweeney Oil, Clifden, Co. Galway
Gort
Sinead Morgan
Gort Education & Training Centre, Ennis Road, Gort, Co. Galway
phone 091 630624
Loughrea
John Melville
St. Brendans Education Centre, Abbey Street, Loughrea, Co. Galway
phone  091 841387
Oughterard
Kathy O’Malley
Further Education Centre, Camp Street, Oughterard, Co. Galway
phone  091 866912
Email  Kathleen.omalley@gretb.ie
Portumna
Michael Cunniffe
Old Vocational School, Portumna, Co. Galway
phone  087 6258696
Roscommon
Stephanie O’Connor Shaw
Adult Education Centre, Lanesboro Street, Roscommon
phone  09066 34189
Galway City
Gráinne O’Byrne
GRETB,Tuam Road, Galway
phone  091 534262
Tuam
Mary Keane
St. Benin’s Education Centre, Weir Road, Tuam, Co. Galway
phone  093-28640
Tuam
Anne Higgins
C/o VTOS, Airglooney, Tuam, Co. Galway
phone  093 25651
Email  anne.higgins@gretb.ie
Rosmuc
Mairead Seoige
Glinn Chata,
RosMuc,
Co.na Gaillimhe
phone  091 574411
Letterfrack
Sorcha O’Toole
VTOS Centre, Letterfrack, Co Galway
phone  095 41302
Email  sorcha.otoole@gretb.ie
 Headford
Una Canavan
Adult Learning Centre, Main St, Headford, Co Galway
phone  093 34746
Email  una.canavan@gretb.ie
Moycullen
Siobhan Phinney
Adult Learning Centre, An Fuaran, Moycullen, Co. Galway
phone 091 555877
Email  siobhan.phinney@gretb.ie
Cashel & Glinsk
Su Eldridge Brigid McTavish
Cashel Development Office, Comhairle Muintir an Chaiseal, Cashel, Connemara, Co. Galway
phone  095 31052
Email  casheladmin@eircom.net

 

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