New traditional Donegal weaving course among 120 in latest ETB flyer – Donegal Daily

A new traditional weaving course has been developed by the Donegal Education and Training Board (ETB) to address a shortage in the industry here.

The ‘Donegal Weaving Course’ is just one of 120 full-time and part-time courses included in the ETB’s Continuing Education (FET) prospectus for 2021-2022.

The internship, which includes work experience, was developed in partnership with many of the county’s leading weaving companies in response to a shortage of weavers trained in the Donegal style.

It is accredited by the Scottish Qualification Authority.

The first of its kind in the country, Donegal is the only ETB to offer such a course.

It is described in the prospectus as “Taking place in Kilcar, it offers the opportunity to acquire the skills necessary to work in this niche sector and contribute to the preservation of this heritage craft”.

This is one of three new courses, forty-week internships, which have been designed in collaboration with industry, to prepare students for direct entry into employment upon completion. Students will combine directed training away from work in a classroom setting with on-the-job training at a host company.

The Prospectus, for the coming academic year 2021-2022, contains detailed information on more than 120 full-time and part-time courses in a wide range of fields.

They vary from levels 1 to 6, including administration, business and finance; art, crafts and design; construction and built environment; courses for disabled people; Customer service; early childhood care and education, engineering and manufacturing; corporate engagement; family learning; general learning; hair and beauty; health and social care and horticulture.

It also includes computing and computing; languages; School leaving certificate for adults; professional programs; sports, leisure and fitness; tourism and hospitality; Transport and logistics; veterinarian and the Youthreach program for early school leavers.

The prospectus contains information on how to acquire qualifications through the process of recognition of prior learning and supports for companies.

Four new full-time courses have also been developed in Animal Care, Donegal Weaving, Communication Systems Installation and Network Planning, with applications now being accepted for these.

You can find the best course for you through the Course Finder on the ETB website

The Communication Systems Installation Internship has been developed to meet the needs of the Communication Cabling Industry in the Communication Technology sector.

The Network Planner Internship will train candidates to develop the knowledge, skills and competencies necessary to work in the Network Planners industry.

Both sectors have experienced tremendous growth in recent years and these internships have been developed in collaboration with the leading telecommunications company KN Circet. They will take place in Letterkenny.

Speaking about the publication of the prospectus, Donegal ETB’s Director of Complementary Education and Training, Cróna Gallagher, said: Their full potential in a safe and caring environment “: Our FET service offers a diverse range of NFQ level courses. 1 to 6 certified by vendors in every corner of the county to fulfill this mission and I’m delighted to see all of these courses published together in this new Flyer. There is something for everyone and in 2020 nearly 9,000 people across the county have taken advantage of our FET courses, so we look forward to welcoming many new students to our courses this fall and next year.

An online ‘FET Fortnight’ event takes place from 23 August with nightly videos on ETB’s YouTube account at 8:00 p.m. covering its most popular areas of learning as well as opportunities to meet their guidance staff and recruitment for adults.

Further details are available on their Facebook events, other social media accounts (Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn) and their website (

The ETB Prospectus can now be viewed on its website in the Publications and Resources section or contact the ETB Adult Guidance and Information Service by sending an email to [email protected] or by calling 074 9178088 for more information.

New Donegal Traditional Weaving Course Among 120 In Latest ETB Flyer was last modified: August 25, 2021 through Cronan Scanlon

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