Back to Education Initiative (BTEI)

The Back to Education Initiative (BTEI), provides part-time further education programmes for adults over the age of 16 years.  BTEI provides part-time options in learning it offers the chance to combine a return to education and training with family, work and other responsibilities.

BTEI courses can be provided free of charge to adults who have left full-time education and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Have less than upper second level education (Leaving Certificate)
  • Have a medical card or are the dependent of a medical card holder
  • Are in receipt of a social welfare payment (e.g. Jobseeker Allowance/ Benefit, One Parent Family
  • Payment, Cares Allowance, Disability Allowance, etc.)
  • Course fees may apply to applicants who do not meet these criteria.

BTEI is co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020.