FET Kilmallock Road Campus: Pictured here are Chris Doyle, Engineering Teacher, Jayne Foley, Art, Craft & Design Teacher, Patricia Kennedy, VTOS Co-ordinator and Shane Cullinane, Assistant VTOS Co-ordinator (Picture taken before social distancing). Pictures: Cian Reinhardt/ilovelimerick.
They offer a wide range of exciting course options, including the Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme
FET Kilmallock Road Campus in Limerick City is a vibrant and modern Further Education and Training Centre. They offer a wide range of exciting course options, including the Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (or VTOS for short) – a full-time course of study that is free of charge and offers childcare supports and training allowances. VTOS courses include Office Administration, Healthcare, Retail Skills, Contact Centre Operations, Art, Craft and Design, Engineering, ICT and the Leaving Certificate.
Other course areas on offer at the FET Kilmallock Road Campus include Youthreach, Pathways to Engineering, Hospitality and the FAI Player Development programme. Further Education and Training will empower you to make the transition back into paid employment or further your studies.
The supportive team is there to help you make the right choice for wherever you want your Further Education and Training journey to take you. Gain valuable educational qualifications in a pleasant and welcoming environment. Family-friendly hours apply and individual career guidance is provided for all.
Art, Craft and Design
QQI Level 5 Major Award
Our course philosophy is simple – explore, express, create. If you have a keen interest in art, this course will enable you to express your creativity through a range of artistic processes including Design, Ceramics, Digital Photography, Painting, Drawing, Graphic Design, Animation and Fine Art. This course will allow you to develop a portfolio of work suited to your individual interests and talent. The Art Studio at Kilmallock Road Campus is an attractive, well-equipped space that offers a unique learning environment.
On completion of this course, you will have the opportunity to showcase your artwork to the public. You can also progress to Higher Education or into employment.
QQI Level 5 Major Award
This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to fulfil the role of a healthcare assistant. Modules include Care Skills, Care Support, Care of the Older Person, Communications, Infection Prevention and Control, Safety and Health at Work, Palliative Care Support and Work Experience.
As a QQI Level 5 Major Award qualification is the minimum requirement for an individual to work within the healthcare sector, this course will enable you to gain employment in this industry. Patient Moving and Handling as well as Safeguarding Vulnerable Persons will also be provided.
QQI Level 4 Major Award
This engineering course will provide you with the opportunity to gain a foundation in a range of important skills for a potential future career in engineering. The choice of subjects includes Maths, Communications, Engineering Workshop Processes, Electronics, Technical Drawing, IT and Work Experience. The course is delivered within our modern engineering workshop facilities at Kilmallock Road Campus.
On successful completion, you will also have the option of continuing your studies or seek employment.
English for Employment Employability Skills
QQI Level 3 Major Award
This course helps you to develop English language skills needed for the workplace. A wide range of accredited modules are offered including Communications, Maths, ICT, Business and practical skills at QQI Levels 3 and 4. As well as greatly improving your English language ability, you will be offered meaningful pathways into Further Education and Training and employment.
At the end of this course, you will be able to speak, read and write in English, as needed for employment. This course is for you if you are a non-native speaker of English.
QQI Level 5 Major Award with Digital Marketing and ECDL
This course provides high-quality training in administration skills that will equip you to gain employment as a clerical officer, secretary, receptionist and front office operations. It is an intensive nine-month course that covers Word Processing, Text Production, Spreadsheet Methods, Bookkeeping, Payroll, Information and Administration, Communications and Work Experience. You will also have the opportunity to gain additional certification in Digital Marketing and ECDL. This very popular course offers a range of career pathways with proven potential to access employment.
On successful completion, you will have the option to further your studies through Higher Education or seek employment.
Contact Centre Operations
QQI Level 5 Minor Award
This course will enable you to acquire the skills and knowledge to use information and communications technologies in an e-business context. You will learn how to operate effectively in handling customer queries and issues in a contact centre support role. You will also have the opportunity to study additional modules including Communications, Customer Service, Database Methods and Retail Sales Techniques.
On completion of the course, learners may progress into employment in a contact centre or continue their studies through Further Education and Training. This course is for you if you have good communications skills and enjoy working in team environments.
QQI Level 4 Major Award
This course will allow you to gain the knowledge and skills to work in the retail sector. You will develop the ability to deal with customers, understand retail sales techniques, payment procedures and other aspects of the retail environment. Modules include Retail Sales Techniques, Retail Payment Procedures, Customer Service, Communications, Business Maths, ICT, Personal Effectiveness and Work Experience. The course is delivered on a modular basis, which gives you the choice of taking up employment or remaining on the course to complete the full Retail Skills award. There is a strong practical element to this course with work experience offered.
On successful completion of this course, you will have the skills, knowledge and competency to work under supervision in the retail sector and or to progress to Further Education and Training.
SEC Award at NFQ Level 5
The Leaving Certificate full-time programme has fantastic progression opportunities for adult learners. Our subject choice includes English, Maths, Biology, Physics, Economics, Accounting, Business, Art, Engineering and Construction. Irish is also available if you wish to access the Bachelor of Education Degree course at Mary Immaculate College. If you are an international learner, you will have the opportunity to sit a range of Leaving Certificate language exams. You will study at a pace suitable to your own level of ability in a friendly, learner-centred environment. Intensive supports, including Career Guidance, is provided. The entry requirement for this programme is Junior Certificate or equivalent, with good proficiency in the English language.
QQI Level 3 Major Award
This course will give you the opportunity to complete a QQI Level 3 Major Award in a range of subjects suited to your individual learning goals. A wide range of choice is on offer and includes English, Maths, Business, ICT, Healthcare, Woodwork, Engineering and Art. The course provides a solid educational foundation in the core skills of reading, writing, numeracy and ICT. It enables you to develop your strengths to make informed choices in your Further Education and Training journey.
This course offers fantastic progression links to the Leaving Certificate, to apprenticeships or into employment.
In compliance with COVID-19 public health guidelines, the Further Education and Training Centre currently remains closed to the public but continues with enrolment planning for the 20/21 academic year.
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