Education and Training
Pointing you in the right direction
This may be a time when you are considering returning to education or training. Carlow has a strong
educational base. County Carlow VEC provides a comprehensive range of accessible lifelong learning
education and training programmes and educational support services to the local community. County
Carlow VEC also offer post leaving certificate courses at the Carlow Institute of Further Education.
Two of Ireland’s Institutions of Higher Education are located in Carlow town; the Institute of
Technology Carlow and Carlow College ( Saint Patricks ).
We also have Teagasc, whose headquarters in Carlow provides training in horticulture, agriculture, forestry and
equine studies. Saint Catherine’s Community Services Centre provide adult education courses.
Agencies and Organisations
Thousands of adults have successfully returned to education and training to learn new skills, develop
existing abilities and improve their chances of getting the job they want. The content, style and
certification of training courses will differ from course to course. Weigh up your options to make
sure you choose the course that suits you best. Your life experience and work experience may help
you get on to certain courses.
- Carlow College
Information on higher education programmes in Humanities and Social Studies.
- Carlow County Development Partnership Ltd.
Information and supports to individuals, rural enterprises and community groups in the County.
- Carlow County Enterprise Board
Information on a broad range of training courses, programmes and seminars.
- County Carlow Vocational Educational Committee
Information on lifelong learning education and training for the local community.
- County Carlow VEC Adult Educational Guidance and Information Service
Information on the full range of educational opportunities for adults.
- Carlow Institute of Further Education
Information on short-term, part-time flexible adult learning in a variety of disciplines.
- Carlow Rural Information Services Project ( CRISP )
This Project consists of a network of computer training and access centres located throughout County Carlow which aim to provide under-served populations in rural and urban communities with low cost information technology resources. The project aims to provide every citizen of County Carlow with access to ICT resources, either through its centres or by the various outreach programmes it arranges in partnership with local and national agencies.
- [ FAS ] Training and Employment Authority
Information and training courses suited to the needs of jobseekers looking for employment.
- Institute of Technology Carlow
Information on higher education progammes leading to internationally recognised awards.
- Qualifax ( National Learners Database )
Information on a wide range of different courses and programmes.
Information and supports to enhance the skills of people in employment in Irish industry.
- Saint Catherine's Community Services Centre
Information on services for the travelling community, older persons, equality for woman, adult education, immigrants and teen parents.
Information on research and training services for the agricultural and food industry.
- Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme
Information for unemployed people on returning to structured learning in an adult setting.
The Last Word
Your work maybe finished someday, but your education never. [ Alexandre Dumas ]