Course Options

Portarlington Further Education and Training Centre offer a range of further education and higher education and courses. We are able to offer these courses as full time (VTOS) or part time (BTEI) options through further education and at higher education or third level through our Lifelong Learning department. Please see the following lists of courses currently available. For more information click on the course you are interested in to link to the corresponding course page.

Further Education and Training Courses

Lifelong Learning Department - Part-time Third Level Programmes

Portarlington Further Education and Training Centre, in association with The Institute of Public Administration, a recognised college of UCD (IPA/UCD), Accounting Technicians Ireland (ATI), University College Cork (UCC) and IPASS offer you the following suite of part-time programmes that may commence in September 2019.

Course TitleNFQ LevelCollege
Certificate in Public ManagementLevel 6IPA/UCD
Diploma in Public ManagementLevel 6IPA/UCD
BA Honours in Public ManagementLevel 8IPA/UCD
Certificate in Business StudiesLevel 6IPA/UCD
Diploma in Business StudiesLevel 6IPA/UCD
Bachelor of Business StudiesLevel 8IPA/UCD
Diploma in Law Specific Purpose AwardLevel 7IPA/UCD
Certificate for Accounting Technicians Year 1Level 6ATI
Diploma for Accounting Technicians Year 2Level 6ATI
IPASS Stage 1Level 6IPASS
IPASS Stage 2Level 6IPASS
Certificate in Interpersonal CommunicationsLevel 7UCC
Higher Diploma in Relationship MentoringLevel 8UCC


Portarlington FETC

Bracklone Street


County Laois


  • Study Room
  • Free Parking
  • Disabled Parking
  • Canteen

Centre Opening Times

Monday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

* Bank Holidays and Public Holidays – Closed



Margaret Morrin, Centre Director



(057) 8623161


Portarlington Further Education Centre, Bracklone Street, Portarlington, County Laois, R32 CX71,Ireland

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