Course Description

Abbeyleix Further Education & Training Centre offers this course under the VTOS programme. Comprehensive training in the use of tools and equipment is a component of this programme. Awareness of and familiarisation with Health and Safety regulations is also provided to all participants.

Entry Requirements

  • Eligible for VTOS Programme;
  • All entries are subject to interview.


Subjects include:

  • Communications
  • Information Technology
  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Everyday Maths
  • Woodcraft
  • Upholstery
  • Room Design
  • Pyrography
  • Painting
  • Horticulture


  • QQI Level 4



Successful completion of this course facilitates the student when moving to further education. Students may progress to Leaving Certificate or QQI Level 5 courses in the Centre.


Approximately €100 for course materials. Please refer to the Costs Section on page 1 for details of additional registration, certification and transport costs.


“It was hard work getting the various projects completed by the end of the year and indeed there was no one more surprised than myself to see what could be accomplished. I thoroughly enjoyed this course and it is a great opportunity for the student to develop their practical talents. Having got a taste for learning,I enrolled in the FETAC Level 5 Business Administration which I completed in 2011 and last year I  progressed to FETAC Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Business which I have just completed.”  Carmel McManus Skills 2009/2010