About Newbridge FETC
Kildare & Wicklow
Education and Training Board
The centre ethos is built on mutual respect for students and staff, with a focus on building a range of skills to help students to gain employment or simply improve literacy and numeracy and computer skills or specific vocational skills in your chosen area of study.
Kildare and Wicklow ETB is the main provider of adult learning in Kildare and Wicklow. Throughout the counties there is a wide variety of adult education services on offer as detailed in this website.
Classes are offered directly through the various adult education services in locations throughout Kildare and Wicklow. Kildare and Wicklow ETB also work in co-operation with other organisations, both statutory and community in facilitating additional classes.
Kildare and Wicklow ETB fully embraces the whole concept of life-long learning and personal development. Courses are available from hobby and elementary levels to Degree Level and Professional Qualification Level. They are provided in the ETB’s schools and Adult Education Centres.
We are confident that you will find a Course or Programme to suit your needs and trust your choice will prove to be enjoyable and fulfilling for you. If you a struggling to decide on a path to take why not contact our free Adult Education Guidance Service. For information and advice on courses and paths you can take to further your career.
All assessment polices are informed by: KWETB Fair and Consistent Assessment of Learners
Other KWETB and Newbridge FETC policies are available on request by emailing email@example.com with your details.
The range of supports that is available to a learner or trainee may vary from centre to centre, depending on the resources and facilities that are available. Learners and trainees can enquire in their own centre as to what resources are available. Throughout all centres in KWETB, learners are encouraged, upon application for admission, to disclose any special needs or disabilities they may have, in order that appropriate supports or reasonable accommodations may be put in place. Where such a disclosure is made, an appropriate staff member will meet the learner to discuss the nature of the supports that may be required. Every reasonable effort is made to support learners with differences, either before admission or once they have started on the course. In this case, the supports needed will be agreed in consultation with the learner. However, not all support needs may be able to be met within the physical, financial and staffing restrictions within which the centre and KWETB must operate.
Within each centre, and for each course, a designated person, such as the course coordinator, guidance counsellor, student advisor, course tutor, assistant manager or other named person will be available to address any concerns of an academic nature that the learner may have.
Organisational policies are in place for the management and protection of data in compliance with the GDPR. There is a policy on Freedom of Information in place.
The main system that is used to collect, store and report information is the Programme and Learner Support System (PLSS). This database includes information about learners and courses. The QQI Business System (QBS) and the Results Capture and Certification Request System (RCCRS) are used to request certification and to record and store assessment results and details on awards achieved by learners. These systems are fully protected and accessed only by authorised personnel and only for specific purposes connected with the learner’s education and training.
Autumn 2023 part-time
Autumn 2023 courses
View or download our part-time course brochure online. The brochure outlines future courses available at Newbridge Further Education & Training Centre.
Further Education and Training Centre
2nd Floor, Áras Sláinte,
Station Road, Newbridge,
Co. Kildare, W12 XD45
HEAD OFFICE – KWETB
045 988 000
045 434 297
045 434 297
Adult Literacy Organiser
087 666 7367
045 448 512
045 448 512
KWETB – Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board. As the largest education provider in counties Kildare and Wicklow, KWETB provides education and training opportunities for life-long-learning.
Information on our Certification
Adult literacy support and information
VTOS and BTEI Student platform www.moodle.kwetb.ie
VTOS and BTEI Student platform
The state organisation with responsibility for Further Education and Training
Search for courses
Department of Education and Skills
Erasmus Programme website
Department of Social Protection
Grants for College
The National Youthreach website
Youthreach Co-ordinators Association
KWETB training for those in employment www.skillsforwork.ie
Ideas to help your child learn
Career Advice website
Higher Education Authority – information on grants available
Comprehensive information on further and higher education and training courses
Childcare information https://www.kccc.ie/