Adult Education Programs

WWETB offers a number of educational services for adult learning and education. There are services across both counties, and they include:

Adult Education ProgramsAdult Educational Guidance Service

The Adult Educational Guidance and Information Service is funded by the Department of Education and Skills and aims to provide a thorough, professional level of guidance to adult and returning learners.

Adult Literacy Services

The literacy services vary across counties. Waterford City offers an independent Adult Literacy Programme in addition to those services and programmes that are offered by the county.

Wexford County also has its own literacy programme and services for adults within the county but there are also services offered to those in the areas surrounding Wexford.

Back to Education Initiative (BTEI)

BTEI is an initiative that provides par time courses for both young people and adults in order to support those who haven`t completed their Leaving Certificate (or equivalent) do so. It offers members of the community a second chance without sacrificing family or work.

Community Education

This initiative partners and works with other community based groups and community organizations in the two counties promote and support learning and learning programmes. The programme offers informal learning on topics that contribute to the community as a whole. Applications are assessed on an individual basis.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

English Language Programmes are available in both counties for migrant workers, unemployed professionals and often those seeking asylum as well. Applications are individually assessed with priority given to those in need of Basic English.

Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS)

Funded by the Department of Education and Science, the Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme is targeted at unemployed people and is an educational scheme that operates within the scope of the sixteen Education & Training Boards countrywide. The programme provides specially designed courses for the unemployed, offering them access to skills, workshops and transferable knowledge.