090 6424200


Student Info

About Athlone Training Centre

  • Athlone Training Centre is located centrally in the midlands
  • The Training Centre is committed to providing up-to-date training courses to meet labour market needs.
  • The Training Centre provides full time courses, part time courses, day and evening courses across a wide range of areas.
  • Athlone Training Centre provides a bus transport service for students from all major towns within the immediate area.  Click here to download the bus route.
  • The Training centre provides modern classrooms and workshops.
  • A subsidesed canteen is provided for all students
  • Free car parking facilities are provided.
  • The Training Centre has a Pearson Vue and authorised Microsoft Test Centre.
    • The Training Centre offers a wide range of courses across the following areas:
      • Business
      • Office / Administration
      • Career Planning
      • Computer Hardware / Networks
      • Computer Software
      • Computer Applications
      • Construction Related
      • Engineering Related
      • Electronics / Industrial
      • Hairdressing
      • Health / Child Care
      • Management
      • 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
    • Dedicated Staff
    • 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
    • Email: info@athlonetrainingcentre.ie
    • Alternatively you can register through your local Intreo Office


    Training Allowance

    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.

    Travel/Accommodation Allowances

    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 Allowance

    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.

    Car Parking

    Athlone Training Centre has a car park for all trainees if required. Please use the car spaces provided in the Training Centre car parks.

    Hours of Attendance

    Basic Training Week: Monday – Friday

    Hours of training:

    • Monday – Thursday 8.30 – 15.45
    • Friday 8.30 – 12.45


    Usefull Downloads

    Bus routes

    Map of the LWETB Athlone Training Centre Bus Routes

    Map of the Athlone Training Centre catchment area and Bus Routes

    Contact Details

    To Apply for a course please contact the Training Centre or contact your local INTREO Office

    Contact Details

    Recruitment Office
    Athlone Training Centre
    Garrycastle, Athlone, Co Westmeath, N37 X985

    Email  info@athlonetrainingcentre.ie
    Tel. 090 64 24200
    Tel 090 64 24229

    Learners Guide to New Payment System

    The purpose of this document is to enable Apprentices & Learners to access their Payslips via CorePortal. It is important to note if an Apprentice or Learner does not register for CorePortal, they will not be able to access their payslips.

    Learners Guide to New Payment System