The Training Centre offers a wide range of courses across the following areas:
Office / Administration
Computer Hardware / Networks
Electronics / Industrial
Health / Child Care
Return to Work
Sports / Leisure
The Training Centre offers a range of programmes leading to qualifications within the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).
These include major awards at NFQ levels 5-6; minor, special purpose awards at NFQ levels 3-5; and Craft, Phase 2.
The Training Centre also offers through its Test Centre Professional Qualifications, such as Oracle, Abode, Cisco and Microsoft
What a Trainee can expect at Athlone Training Centre
Information on trainee supports and allowances
Information on award title, type and level on the National Framework of Qualifications
Robust assessment system
Up-to-date facilities and information
A professional focus in getting trainees skilled and ready for employment
A drive to work with industry to ensure courses meet market demand
A professional and friendly learning environment
How to Register for a course?
To register for a course please contact Athlone Training Centre at the following numbers:
Recruitment Section Day Courses: 090 6424200 - 090 6424229
Evening Courses: 090 6424200 - 090 6424269
Apprenticeship: 090 6424200
Community Training: 090 6424200 - 090 6424229
Reception: 090 6424200
Alternatively you can register through your local Intreo Office
Trainees and Apprentices will be paid allowances (if applicable) as set out by Department of Social Protection. Your entitlement will be explained to you when you register at the beginning of your course. Training allowances are credited directly to your nominated bank account weekly and are paid on a one-week in arrears basis. Deductions will be made in respect of lates and absences.
You will also receive training allowances in respect of public holidays that occur during your time on the course.
Athlone Training Centre has a free bus service running to the centre for registered trainees. This service runs from a number
of locations in the midlands. To view the timetable please click here
Travel allowance is payable if you live a set distance from the Training Centre or your unable to avail of the bus service or an accommodation allowance can be paid to those who live more than 20 miles for adult courses from the training centre, who have to move into accommodation to enable them to attend their course.
Childcare places are available through the new Childcare Employment and Training Support (CETS) Scheme, which is provided and managed by the Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (OMCYA). Full-time, part-time and after-school places will be provided by local Childcare Providers.
Athlone Training Centre has a car park for all trainees if required. Please use the car spaces provided in the Training Centre car parks.