Course Description

This course is suitable for early school leavers or learners returning to education who would like to explore further study options. This learning opportunity is designed to link the learner to further studies at QQI level 5 or Leaving Cert.

Entry Requirements

  • Eligible for VTOS Programme;
  • All entries are subject to interview and online assessment


Subjects include:

  • Communications
  • Information Technology
  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Everyday Maths
  • Healthcare
  • 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 Healthcare, Art or Business courses in the Centre.


Approximately €100 for course materials.


“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