Fields of Learning

Donegal ETB’s Further Education and Training (FET) Service offer a range of course at Levels 1-6 on the National Framework of Qualifications in various fields of learning. Check out the Learning Categories below to find out more about the courses on offer in your area of interest.
Our courses are offered through both full-time and part-time modes of delivery and may be both centre based or delivered in outreach locations in the community.
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Did you know? If you are in receipt of a State Benefit payment, you may be eligible to participate in our courses for free of charge. 

Information Technology

Our Information Technology courses are industry focused with a close connection with the county’s skills and employer needs. Learners can progress within the ETB’s FET courses from Levels 1 up to high level technical courses required to enter the employment market.

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SAMPLE OF COURSES AVAILABLE
  • Software Developer
  • Java Foundation
  • Microsoft MTA – Database Administration Fundamentals
  • Career Traineeship in Automated Software Testing
  • Information Technology Levels 1-4
  • Website Design

Health, Family & Social Care

Our Health, Family and Social Care courses are designed to meet employer needs or support further study. Learners can progress within our FET courses from Levels 1 to 6 to enable them to enter the employment market or progress to higher education.

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SAMPLE OF COURSES AVAILABLE
  • Nursing Studies
  • Early Childhood Care and Education
  • Special Needs with Intellectual Studies
  • Care of the Older Person and Care Support
  • Intellectual Disability Studies
  • Youth Work
  • Health Service Skills

Languages

We offer language courses in Irish and English for those wishing to improve their skills in this field.  

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SAMPLE OF COURSES AVAILABLE
  • Irish Language Classes
  • TEG (Teastas Eorpach na Gailge)
  • ESOL (English for Speakers of other Languages)

Engineering, Manufacturing
& Construction

Our Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction courses have close connections with local employers and many have been designed in partnership with local industry. Learners can progress through FET courses from basic welding up to a traineeship in Engineering Operations for example, enabling them to quickly enter the employment market upon completion.

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SAMPLE OF COURSES AVAILABLE
  • Basic Welding
  • Welding Intermediate
  • Coded Pipe Welding
  • Mig Welding
  • Engineering Operations Traineeship
  • Manual Arc Welding
  • Construction Operative

Hair and Beauty

Our Hair and Beauty courses offer learners a wide range of training courses to enable them to quickly enter the employment market upon completion. Courses can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis both during the day and in the evenings.

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SAMPLE OF COURSES AVAILABLE
  • Hairdressing
  • Beauty Specialist Traineeship
  • Manicure and Pedicure
  • Make up 
  • Nail Technology

Education and Professional Development

Through our Education and Professional Development courses learners will acquire the knowledge, skills and competence to identify training and development needs and to deliver and evaluate a training intervention within a range of training and development contexts.

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SAMPLE OF COURSES AVAILABLE
  • Training and Development (Train the Trainer)
  • Assessment Practice

Construction and the Built Environment

Our courses in Construction and the Built Environment provide learners with the knowledge, skills and competence needed by the construction industry both locally and nationally, enabling them to quickly enter the employment market upon completion.

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SAMPLE OF COURSES AVAILABLE
  • Construction and Groundwork Skills
  • Boat Building

General Learning

Our range of General Learning courses are designed to enable learners to build on their general knowledge and skills. Learners can progress within our FET courses from Levels 1-6, enabling them to progress to further and higher education or enter the employment market.

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SAMPLE OF COURSES AVAILABLE
  • Leaving Certificate
  • Employment Skills
  •  Learning Goals
  • In Depth Career Guidance

Sports, Recreation and Fitness

Our full-time Sports, Recreation and Fitness courses are designed to equip learners to enter the employment market upon completion or progress onto higher education.

Other programmes like Youthreach contain a variety of sport and exercise modules and short courses designed to instill an understanding of fitness fundamentals.

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SAMPLE OF COURSES AVAILABLE
  • Outdoor Activity Instructor
  • Sports, Recreation and Exercise 
  • Surf Instructor and Beach Lifeguard

Food, Beverage & Hospitality

Our Food, Beverage and Hospitality courses are designed in partnership with industry to equip learners to entry the employment market upon completion.

Short courses in barista skills or modules in food adn nutrition are also offered by programmes such as Youthreach.

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SAMPLE OF COURSES AVAILABLE
  • Catering 
  • Food and Beverage
  • Hospitality Operations Traineeship

Transport and Distribution

Our Transportation and Distribution courses are designed to provide the transport industry with skilled personnel competent in the areas of truck and bus driving.

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SAMPLE OF COURSES AVAILABLE
  • Bus Driving with Tourism Visitor Care
  • Heavy Goods Vehicle Driving (HGV)

Administration, Business and Finance

Our range of Administration, Business and Finance courses are designed to equip learners with the skills to work independently and under supervision in an administrative, accounting or supervisory role in a range of business contexts and/or to progress to further and higher education and training. entry the employment market upon completion.

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SAMPLE OF COURSES AVAILABLE
  • Business Administration
  • Accounting Technician
  • Supervisory Management
  • Information Processing

Science and Technology

Our Science courses are designed to enable the learner to develop the relevant knowledge, skills and competence in a broad range of scientific skills which enable employment, under direct supervision, in a variety of science sectors, or progression to further education or training.

Single subjects like biology are also available as part of our Leaving Certificate for Adults course.

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SAMPLE OF COURSES AVAILABLE
  • Science Skills with Computers

Horticulture

Our Horticulture courses are designed to enable the learner to work as a general operative in horticulture, using knowledge, skills and competences to select, establish, grow and maintain a range of fruit, plants adn vegetables.

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SAMPLE OF COURSES AVAILABLE
  • Horticulture
  • Growing Fruit and Vegetables
  • Landscape Construction 
  • Community Gardens

Art and Design

Our Art and Design courses at Levels 4 and 5 are designed to enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies to engage in a range of art, craft and design practices and/or to progress to other further and higher education and training courses.

Singular modules are also provided within full-time programmes such as Youthreach.

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SAMPLE OF COURSES AVAILABLE
  • Art, Craft and Design 
  • Graphic Design
  • Basic Digital Imaging
  • Information Processing

Need some advice on choosing the correct path to education? Our Adult Guidance service can help you!