It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the Abbeyleix Further Education website. The Further Education Centre, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois was established in 1991. It is a Centre dedicated to providing adults with further or ‘second chance’ education and training opportunities. The Centre provides a wide range of courses including Junior Certificate, Leaving Certificate, Post Leaving Certificate and Vocational Skills Training courses.
It is staffed by a director and twenty seven full-time and part-time staff. Its ethos is consistent with the profile of its student population, meaning that its focus is on the active participation of the learner in the decision making process.
The participants are encouraged to be involved in accepting responsibility for their own learning. We are proud of our record of academic success, the support we give our students, the progression rates to third level institutions and to employment and the excellence of the facilities available in the Centre.
The Centre is located in a brightly refurbished building which was, at one time, a Vocational School. It operates under the auspices of County Laois Vocational Education Committee and in accordance with the regulations of the Department of Education and Skills.
I hope you can find a course in our programme to suit your needs.
I look forward to meeting you in Abbeyleix Further Education Centre.
Helen Kavanagh – Centre Director