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New ETB Croom Campus To Offer Expanded Further Education & Training



ETB Croom Campus – Pictured above announcing details of Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board’s autumn course offering: James O’Shaughnessy and Lisa Horgan, Croom Campus; George O’Callaghan, Chief Executive, and Paul Patton, Director of FET, ETB; Gerard O’Sullivan and Emma Noonan, Croom Campus. Picture: Brian Arthur

New ETB Croom Campus To Offer Expanded Further Education & Training

The College of Further Education & Training, Croom Campus has just announced details of its expanded course offering this autumn with the move to a new purpose-built facility on High Street in the town. Following extensive investment over several months, the new campus will offer state-of-the-art facilities including computer rooms, a science lab, clinical and practical rooms, classrooms, a learner canteen and much more. The announcement is in line with Government strategy to boost upskilling and reskilling opportunities for those affected by the pandemic and is also responding to the growing needs of the community in East Limerick.

The college, one of a network of four Further Education & Training campuses operated by Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board in East Limerick, boasts a great location with ample free parking. It is planned that the new campus will in the months ahead be able to offer an enhanced range of flexible, relevant and innovative Further Education & Training courses for learners, the local community, businesses, and enterprise.



This autumn the campus is offering full-time QQI-accredited courses at Levels 5 and 6. The diverse range of courses on offer are ideal for those considering a career change, upskilling or for school leavers. CAO points do not apply to any of the courses and there are no tuition fees. There are also lots of progression opportunities to Higher Education colleges nationwide. Healthcare courses at the college include Nursing Studies and Healthcare Support (Home Help). These courses are for those who wish to further their studies in nursing and provide excellent employment opportunities in nursing homes, home help etc. Other healthcare courses this autumn include Pharmacy Assistant and Paramedic Studies, which also have ample employment and further study opportunities.

A Physiotherapy Assistant course is also being offered to learners who wish to pursue a career in physiotherapy. Physiotherapy assistants work with chartered physiotherapists to assess and treat clients whose movements are restricted by injury, illness, or age. They implement the therapy programme created by the physiotherapist and support the client in restoring or improving their mobility. If learners have an interest in the sports and recreation sector, the college also offers a Physiotherapy Assistant with Sports course.

The college has extensive experience in the delivery of Animal Care and Horsemanship QQI Level 5 and 6 courses. These are ideal for those who wish to pursue careers in veterinary nursing, dog grooming, equestrian centres etc. The campus also offers an Equine Breeding QQI Level 6 course catering for the individual who would like to work in a supervisory role in a stud. A new course for this autumn, Reception and Office Administration, is aimed at those who would like to pursue a career in business administration, an office receptionist etc.

For more information on any of the courses at Croom Campus, visit HERE 

For more stories on Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board, see HERE 

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