The Back to Education Initiative BTEI provides part-time further education programmes for young people and adults

About Carlow BTEI

Back to Education Initiative is designed to increase the provision of part-time educational opportunities. Courses offered are flexible in order to cater for learners who have other commitments. Each course is taught in a learner friendly environment that is supportive of the learners needs.

Types of Courses

BTEI Carlow offers Part-time Major Award Programmes in QQI Level 3-Level 5 in various locations across Co. Carlow. All programmes include access to additional modules such as Computers, Communications and Work Experience/Career Preparation. Learners may enrol onto the full programme, or on a module by module basis.


The BTEI structures courses according to learner needs, informed by monitoring and evaluation throughout the programmes.


QQI accreditation is offered on all BTEI programmes.

There is very strong support for the BTEI scheme in Co. Carlow as it provides a worthwhile opportunity for those people in the community who wish to take the first step of returning to education and rejoining the labour market. Of those who take this opportunity it is perceived to be a positive life changing experience where flexibility, support and accessibility are vital components.

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