Further Education and Training Centre, Mullingar – Creative Design & IT Skills

Vocational Training Opportunity Scheme (VTOS)

QQI Level 5 Major Award in Design

Further Education and Training Centre, O’Growney Drive, Mullingar

2 years (starting in September of each year)

Course Aims

This varied and stimulating course equips learners with the art, design and computers skills necessary o study Art and Design at 3rd level and /or progress onto employment.


  • Drawing Skills
  • Design Skills
  • Combined Materials (Mixed Media)
  • Printmaking
  • Stained Glass
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Word Processing
  • Image Processing
  • Portfolio Preparation for 3rd Level College
  • Communication
  • Work Experience


VTOS (Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme). The VTOS scheme provides a range of courses to meet the education and training needs of unemployed people. If you are over 21 years of age and in receipt of a social welfare payment for more than 156 days you may be eligible to take part in a VTOS course.  Courses are FREE for those who qualify.  Students may qualify for a subsidised childcare for their child(ren) through Childcare Employment and Training Support (CETS) Scheme.