BTEI Back to Education Initiative, in County Galway Vocational Education Committee

By: County Galway Vocational Education Committee  05/12/2011
Keywords: education and training, Vocational Education, Education Committee

"All Learning begins when our comfortable ideas turn out to be inadequate" - John Dewey

Since its launch in 2002, the Back to Education Initiative has made a major contribution to building the capacity of the formal education sector to meet the changing needs of individuals, communities and society.

The Back to Education Initiative (B.T.E.I) provides opportunities to Return to Education (Fás) for young people and adults who may have left formal education at an early age. This programme is designed to develop skills in line with emerging needs.

***********************

BACK TO EDUCATION INITIATIVE

Courses will be available from September, 2011..

*********************

Part-time programmes under the BTEI provide:

  • Young people and adults with an opportunity to Return to Education (Fás).
  • A re-entry route for those in the workplace who wish to upgrade their skills in line with emerging needs.
  • A chance to combine education and training with family, work and other responsibilities.

A priority is to target individuals and groups that experience particular and acute barriers to participation. The overall aim of the BTEI is to increase the participation of young people and adults with less than upper second level education in a range of flexible learning opportunities.

All courses are offered on a part time basis and allow for national certification (FETAC).

Target Groups:

Part-time programmes under the B.T.E.I. are intended to make further education more accessible generally. A high priority is to target the individuals and groups that experience particular and acute barriers to participation and are more difficult to engage in the formal learning process.  These include:

  • Adults and young people aged over 16 who left school with low or no formal qualifications or low literacy levels
  • The long-term unemployed and those at risk of becoming long-term unemployed, especially those in the older age groups
  • Those not in work but not eligible to be on the Live Register
  • Those in the workplace with basic skills needs
  • Disadvantaged women who have particular experience of barriers to participation
  • Disadvantaged men, including those experiencing rural isolation
  • Lone Parents and others with caring responsibilities that may prohibit their participation in full time courses
  • Travellers
  • Homeless People
  • Substance Misusers
  • Ex-offenders
  • People with Disabilities
  • People for whom English is not the mother tongue, who require literacy and language supports 

Outreach Facilities:

B.T.E.I. programmes operate at various locations throughout the County as part of an area based approach.

Keywords: education and training, Education Committee, Vocational Education

Contact County Galway Vocational Education Committee

Email

Print this page

Share

Other products and services from County Galway Vocational Education Committee

05/12/2011

Adult & Community Education, in County Galway Vocational Education Committee

The service is part of the Co. Galway V.E.C. Life Long Adult Education Service and through the Community Education Grant Scheme, provides support in the form of financial assistance to community and voluntary groups wishing to run educational programmes in their own locality. Advice and assistance is available to community and voluntary organisations in promoting the development and nurturing of new community-based learning groups.


05/12/2011

VTOS, Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme, in County Galway Vocational Education Committee

The Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme , supported by the European Social fund, was established in 1989 as an intervention in the Irish labour market. °As your island of knowledge grows, so does your shoreline of wonder¡±. It provides 2 years full-time education for unemployed adults.


05/12/2011

Senior Traveller Training Centres in County Galway Vocational Education Committee

The increased adoption of educational programmes in the Centre, accredited by the has resulted in broad-based educational provision as opposed to the provision of literacy and numeracy in the context of training programmes designed to prepare students for future full-time paid employment in which centres were established in the first place.


05/12/2011

Youthreach County Galway Vocational Education Committee

YOUTHREACH is an integral part of the national programme of second-chance education and training in Ireland and is a central part of the Government's contribution to the achievement of a lifelong learning society. Although all Centres are alike, no two are the same.Innovation and partnership are encouraged throughout the system, as are enterprise links. It must be sought for with ardour and attended to with diligence¡±.- Abigail Adams.