Wexford Adult Education Centre

Co-ordinator  Peter Hayden
address  Wexford Adult Education Centre, Westgate, Wexford, Y35 H392
phone  053 9146188
fax  053 9145337
email  wexfordvtos@wwetb.ie

 

The Wexford Adult Education Centre is located at Westgate (beside the old Wexford Co. Council Building).

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The centre caters for 80 full-time VTOS students. Courses on offer may vary from year to year depending on the needs and interests of incoming students. All courses offer nationally and internationally recognised qualifications.

The centre provides a supportive environment for learners who wish to return to education at any stage of their adult lives. All Levels are catered for and you will be welcomed regardless of age, sex, educational background or ability. You will have the chance to update your education and skills and will be assisted on to further education or into employment. Maybe you want to help your children with their homework. Maybe you want to meet like-minded adults. Whatever your motivations, VTOS might be your solution.

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List of Courses

 

Office Skills – QQI Level 4

Course Overview

This course covers the basics of Office Skills and ensures the learner is comfortable using computers and has good IT Skills. This programme provides a fantastic stepping stone to further study within the extensive portfolio of programmes within Wexford VTOS.

Programme of Study

  • Communications
  • Business English
  • General Office Skills
  • Mathematics
  • T. Skills
  • Customer Service
  • Reception Skills
  • Work Experience
  • Teamworking

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Learning Through English as a Second Language  QQI Level 4

Course Overview

This programme embraces the diversification of Irish society. The focus in this programme is for learners to gain a recognised qualification in a supportive environment where English language development is a primary aim.

Programme of Study

  • Communications & Business English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Mathematics
  • T. Skills
  • Customer Service
  • General Office Skills
  • Work Experience
  • Teamworking

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Sport and Recreation – Strength and Conditioning  – QQI Level 5

Course Overview

Graduates of this programme will gain a major award in Sports, Recreation and Exercise. On top of this graduates will get the opportunity to gain the internationally accredited ITEC Gym

Instruction award. This will allow them to gain employment in the fitness industry here or abroad.

Programme of Study

  • Sport and Recreation Studies
  • Exercise and Fitness
  • Customer Service
  • Sports Anatomy and Physiology
  • Kinesiology
  • Nutrition
  • Leisure Facility Administration
  • Work Experience

Sport and Recreation – Sports Injury Rehabilitation – QQI Level 5

Course Overview

Graduates of this programme will gain a major award in Sports, Recreation and Exercise. On top of this graduates will get the opportunity to gain the internationally accredited ITEC Sports Massage Award as well as the Taping and Strapping Award. This will allow graduates work independently as match first aiders or progress to Further Education.

Programme of Study

  • Sport and Recreation Studies
  • Exercise and Fitness
  • Customer Service
  • Kinesiology
  • Sports Anatomy and Physiology
  • Physio Assistant Practice
  • Body Massage and Figure Analysis
  • ITEC Sports Massage
  • Work Experience

Sport and Recreation – Sports Coaching QQI Level 5

Course Overview

Graduates of this programme will gain a major award in Sports, Recreation and Exercise. Graduates will work to achieve coaching awards in their chosen sport, working closely with national governing bodies and National Schools to gain practical experience.

Programme of Study

  • Sport and Recreation Studies
  • Exercise and Fitness
  • Team Working
  • Sports Anatomy and Physiology
  • Psychology
  • Nutrition
  • A.A Coaching (Hurling and Gaelic Football)
  • Work Experience

Business Administration – QQI Level 5

Course Overview

Graduates of this programme will gain a major award in Business Administration. This programme has been designed to suit students who wish to progress directly into the workplace or progress to further study.

Programme of Study

  • Business Administration
  • Accounts Manual and Computerised
  • Word Processing
  • Customer Service
  • E-business
  • Insurance
  • Work Experience
  • French/ESOL/ or Spreadsheet Methods

E-Business – QQI Level 5

Course Overview

With the changing retail environment, this programme is ideal for upskilling those who have previously worked in the Retail sector. A strong focus is placed on preparing learners to work independently, in particular selling online.

Programme of Study

  • e-Business
  • The Internet
  • Web Authoring
  • Business Administration
  • Customer Service
  • Supply chain Operations
  • Work Experience
  • French or ESOL or Spreadsheet Methods

Accounting Technicians Ireland – Year 1

Course Overview

This award works to combine professional exams and assessments with practical work experience. The MIATI designation is the first thing employers will look for when recruiting Accounting Technicians.

Programme of Study

  • Financial Accounting 1
  • Taxation 1
  • Business Law and Business Management

* extra QQI modules may be added to this programme to enhance learner employability

Accounting Technicians Ireland – Year 2

Course Overview

This award works to combine professional exams and assessments with practical work experience. The MIATI designation is the first thing employers will look for when recruiting Accounting Technicians.

Programme of Study

  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Advanced Taxation
  • Management Accounting
  • Integrated Accounting Systems

* extra QQI modules may be added to this programme to enhance learner employability

 

Business Management – QQI Level 6

Course Overview

This Business Major award is designed to enable graduates work independently in a supervisory role. The key to this programme is a strong focus on people management and upwards and downwards communications within business settings.

Programme of Study

  • Business Management
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Managing People
  • Financial Reporting
  • Human Resource Management
  • Applied Economics
  • Supervisory Management

Pre-College Business – QQI Level 6

Course Overview

This Business Major award is designed to equip graduates with the skills to progress to third level business programmes.

Programme of Study

  • Business Management
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Spreadsheets
  • Financial Reporting
  • Applied Economics
  • Customer Service
  • Maths

 

Other VTOS Options in County Wexford

Should you not find something that interests you in our offerings, or distance and travel is an issue, please have a look at what other VTOS programmes are offering throughout Wexford.

 

VTOS Enniscorthy

Gonzaga House, Weafer Street, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Y21K702

T: 0539237224       E: Enniscorthyvtos@wwetb.ie

Programmes:            Employability Skills – Level 3

Employability Skills – Level 4 Business Administration – Level 5

 

VTOS Gorey

Gorey Civic Centre, The Avenue, Gorey, Co. Wexford Y25A6Y2

T: 0539421791       E: goreyvtos@wwetb.ie

Programmes:            General Learning – Level 3

General Learning – Level 4

Business Administration – Level 5

 

VTOS New Ross

Butlersland, New Ross,

Co. Wexford, Y34AD63

T: 051425034          E: newrossvtos@wwetb.ie

Programmes:            Office Skills – Level 4

Information and Communications Technology Skills – Level 4

Culinary Skills – Level 4 Professional Cookery – Level 5 Business Administration – Level 5

 

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