"Bringing Education and Training to a higher level"

We are focused on providing an environment of study that will enrich the learners quality of life.

Get in touch with us now to learn how you can enhance your educational and training needs.

Welcome to Portarlington Further Education and Training Centre

Our Mission Statement

The Portarlington Further Education & Training Centre (formerly known as Portarlington AEC – Adult Education Centre) is dedicated to facilitating learning, personal growth and critical reflection through a working partnership with participants and tutors and to enrich the quality of life for all. To enable participants to engage in life-long learning in an environment of mutual support.

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Learn about our full time and part time further education and training courses QQI Level 3 to level 6

Lifelong Learning

View our third level and higher education undergraduate and postgraduate courses QQI Level 7 to Level 9


View or download our current prospectus with course information for the academic year available as a pdf document


View the latest timetable for the academic year at Portarlington Further Education and Training Centre

Study options

Full time (VTOS) or part time (BTEI) options, childcare education and training support programme (CETS)


Here’s what our past students and some of their employers have to say about their experience with Portarlington Further Education and Training Centre

“Upon completion of the leaving cert I then went on to complete Healthcare Support QQI level 5. Thanks to the support and encouragement from not only my teachers but also Margaret I am now working full time as a healthcare assistant and am currently applying for the position of senior carer.”
Joan Cash (Student)
Healthcare Assistant
“We have found that the quality of student from Portarlington Further Education Centre is excellent and as well as having very good accountancy knowledge they also have the required computer skills, which is very important for us."
Brian Somers (Employer)
Back Up Power Solutions, Portarlington
“Returning to education as a mature student was very daunting; however, the Teachers and my classmates made it a very enjoyable experience. I have continued my studies and am currently enrolled with Chartered Accountants Ireland and working as Trainee Accountant.”
Corina rowan (student)
Trainee Accountant
“Thanks to the Student Volunteers presently with us from your facility and my congratulations to you and to your colleagues and students on a wonderful programme you are running in Portarlington!”
Gerry McLaughlin (Employer)
Muiriosa Foundation Ltd