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WELCOME TO THE GARRYCASTLE CAMPUS

Welcome to the Garrycastle Campus, formerly known as the Athlone Training Centre. We offer a wide range of programmes across all industry sectors on a full-time, part-time, evening, online and blended basis. Our emphasis is on the creation and provision of training courses which deliver practical skills and competencies, matched to the needs of local and national industry with clearly defined measurable outcomes. In Garrycastle Campus, courses will be delivered in a training environment that replicates the workplace and is equipped to the best industry standard. Training undertaken by learners is a hands on approach to learning, with tasks and project work linked to defined outcomes with incremental levels of complexity.

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COURSE TYPE

With an array of courses available in Youthreach, Back To Education Initiative (BTEI), Adult Learning, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Community Education and Post Leaving Certificates (PLCs) the campus caters for everyone’s needs.

Apprenticeship

APPRENTICESHIPS

An apprenticeship is two to four years in duration. It is an earn as you learn programme with staged phases – some in training and minimum 50% on the job learning. Some qualifications lead to an award at Levels 5 to 10 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ). Apprentices are recruited by an employer and then registered to SOLAS by LWETB.

Enterprise employer business

ENTERPRISE AND EMPLOYER ENGAGEMENT

LWETB Enterprise Engagement Unit works with employers and enterprises to support them in ensuring their businesses can keep space in an ever-changing environment. We can also work with companies to develop flexible bespoke and tailored training solutions for their individual needs.
Test Centre

TEST CENTRE

Garrycastle Campus is an approved Test Centre for Pearson Vue, Certiport and City & Guilds. Testers have access for professional licensure and certification exams with on-site instructor to support registration, exam scheduling and logistics.
Guidance Team

FET GUIDANCE SERVICE

Our FET Guidance and Information Service offers information, advice and guidance on training, education and careers for adults who are interested in returning to education. We can offer this service before, during or after the course.

Bus info using phone

BUS INFORMATION

LWETB provide a variety of bus routes to the Garrycastle Campus. Our schedule includes stops along the way from Athlone, Kinnegad, Castlepollard, Portlaoise, Lanesboro, Castlerea and Kilcormac.

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LEARNER SUPPORTS

LWETB offers a range of supports to assist you while you study with us. Our Moodle online platform allows students to interact with each other.

CONTACT US

If you have any questions or would like to apply for a course at Garrycastle Campus, please contact:

Garrycastle Campus, Garrycastle, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, N37 X985