Introduction to VTOS:

What’s involved and who can apply?

We aim to give unemployed people education and training opportunities which will develop their employability. By completing a VTOS course participants will gain recognised national qualifications up to QQI level 5.The centre provides a supportive environment for learners who wish to return to education at any stage of their adult lives. You will have the chance to update your education and skills and will be prepared to engage in further education or to gain paid employment.

A VTOS course is provided free of charge. Students also get a training allowance equal to their social welfare payment and are entitled to a meal and travel allowance as well. To qualify for VTOS, generally students must be:

  • Aged 21 years and over
  • Getting unemployment payments for at least 6 months
  • Be in receipt of One Parent Family Payment
  • In receipt of a disability payment.

Eligibility: You must satisfy VTOS criteria to qualify for entry onto this course. 

Enrolment Details: Courses commence in September. Places are limited, apply early to avoid disappointment.


VTOS  Miranda Ó Bolguidhir
BTEI Susan Neville
ESOL Mary Waters
Adult Literacy  Siobhan Connors
Community Education  Brídín Moloney

Butlersland, New Ross, Co. Wexford, Y34 AD63

Miranda Ó Bolguidhir

051 425034 or 086 8533658



QQI Level 4 Office SkillsQQI Level 5 Business Administration
CommunicationsBusiness Administration Skills
General Office SkillsBookkeeping: Manual & Computerised
Business EnglishWord Processing
Business CalculationsInformation Technology Skills
Information Technology SkillsStatistics
Customer ServiceCustomer Service
Bookkeeping and AccountsPersonal Effectiveness
Work ExperienceSpreadsheets
Work Experience

QQI Level 4 Culinary SkillsQQI Level 5 Professional Cookery
Culinary TechniquesCulinary Techniques
Pastry, Baking & DessertsMeal Service
Menu PlanningMenu Planning & Applied Nutrition
Catering Operations & SystemsInternational Cuisines
TeamworkingPastry, Baking and Desserts
Personal EffectivenessFood Science & Technology
Word ProcessingPersonal Effectiveness
Work ExperienceWord Processing
Work Practice

QQI Level 4 Information & Communications Technology Skills
Information Technology Skills
Computer Applications
Desktop Publishing
Workplace Safety
Work Experience



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“I am very happy on the course. I am learning new things. Teachers are very friendly, helpful and patient.”

New Ross FETC Student

“I found the course beneficial in regards to renewing and learning new chef skills. I also learned a lot of theory on food that I did not know before. I most enjoyed the practical lessons in cookery and baking. I was glad of this opportunity to go back to education.”

New Ross FETC Student

“This course has made me more confident in myself. I have learned a lot from this course. The teachers I have are very helpful and understanding – so full praise to them! The enjoyable part is the people I have met, I would not have done it without them.”

New Ross FETC Student

“Having come from the wilds of life, VTOS has benefited me by making me become more civilised. My life impact can’t be written in words but I’ll never forget my time here. Even the bad parts were enjoyable because VTOS is a team of effective people.”

New Ross FETC Student

“It teaches you new things and the teachers are very friendly and helpful. It prepares you with the skills you need to get a job.”

New Ross FETC Student

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