Cork Education & Training Board

Lonely Planet has called Cork “Ireland’s second city but first in every important respect” and the city, along with the county, is experiencing huge growth at the moment. And that’s reflected in the abundance of educational opportunities available to people living in the region.

From cloud computing to veterinary nursing and from market gardening to early childhood care, Cork Education & Traingin Board (Cork ETB) offers hundreds of further education and training courses to get you on the right career path.

Cork ETB provides multiple paths in education and training – whether you’re looking to study a full-time Post Leaving Cert (PLC) course or take up on an evening class. There is literally a pathway for every learner, no matter what your educational background or your job history. Find out here how Danay Berhane turned his leaving cert disapointment into international awards and a job in Ireland's top hotel with further education and training (FET). 

Cork ETB is the largest provider of FET in Cork, with eight centres located throughout the city and county.  You can view them all here

Professional Cookery at the Cork College of Commerce

Also well worth checking out is Cork Training Centre, based in Bishopstown, which plays a vital role in the further education and training. Whether you’re entering the job market for the first time, are looking to change job or career or want to update your skills, Cork Training Centre is a great place to start on that journey.

From business skills to hairdressing and from computer courses to early childhood care, the largest county really does have it all to offer educationally through Cork ETB.

And if you’re into the great outdoors, you could take part in full-time programmes aimed at those who want to pursue a career in the outdoors. Imagine spending all day every day out in the water or hiking up mountains, and getting paid for it?

There are three Outdoor Education Centres in Cork under the guidance of Cork ETB:

Further information on Cork ETB can be found on their website, and by following the ETB on social media on Facebook or Twitter.