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.

Community Education

What is Community Education?
It is about creating opportunities for people to identify their learning needs and learn in their own community. A Community Education programme aims to Build community participation, Address social isolation, Engage vulnerable adults, Develop active citizenship and Address educational needs. Our ethos is to promote social inclusion for all groups and engage specifically with
socially disadvantaged adults.
Programme Duration
Usually 6 to 8 weeks with a minimum of 10 people.


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 NW63, Ireland

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