Welcome to Portlaoise Further Education and Training Centre. We have a variety of courses to suit your needs. Our team of tutors are passionate about providing adults with a chance to learn skills which may be needed for employment, further study and, most importantly, for use in their daily lives. 


Maybe you are like one of the following people:

“I left school at 14 and would like help with reading and writing.”

“I am nervous about going back to education, my spelling is awful.”

“I want to help my children with their homework.”

“Maths has changed so much since my school days, I need to do a refresher course.”

“I don’t know where to start, I left school at 16 and have worked all my life but I have no qualifications.”

“I want to learn how to use a computer and use the internet.”

“I have very little English and I cannot get a job.”

“I want to do QQI level 4 so I can go on to do a PLC course or go to college.”

“I always wanted to do my Leaving Certificate English.”


So whether you would like to prepare for further education, would like to upskill or retrain for work, or you are returning to education after a long gap, you have come to the right place. 

We would be delighted to help you on your journey back to education, take the first step and talk to us today.

Kathleen Dunne

Portlaoise Further Education and Training Centre