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Further Education and Training

Further Education Support Service (FESS) 


Background  to FESS

FESS supports QQI-registered providers funded by SOLAS in developing, planning, delivering and assessing programmes leading to QQI awards at Levels 1-6 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) and all Providers delivering programmes at NFQ Level 1 and Level 2.

The City of Dublin Education and Training Board (CDETB), the lead agency for FESS, is one of a number ETBs who co-operate to provide a national service. FESS regional offices are in based in Tipperary ETB, Kildare and Wicklow ETB, Cavan and Monaghan ETB and City of Dublin ETB.

The Dublin office supports the following region: Dublin City and County, Co. Laois, Co. Offaly, Co, Meath and Co. Louth.  Direction of the FESS is through a steering committee with representation from the four hosting ETBs. The FESS Manager and the Dublin support officer are based in the CDETB Curriculum Development Unit.

Support to CDETB

FESS has an office based in the CDETB Curriculum Development Unit. Finola Butler, FESS Support Officer, looks after CDETB as part of her region. Please email or phone her at 01-4989508 for more information or support.



The CDETB Further Education Unit (FEU)

The Further Education and Training (FET) Development Unit is a distinct unit within CDETB with clear aims and objectives and a specific portfolio of work. The Unit is primarily a support service to CDETB Centres, in terms of research, service development and quality assurance.

The Unit is located within the Curriculum Development Unit. It issues its own Annual Report and has a programme of activities agreed with CDETB Senior Management.


Head of FET Unit: Mr. David Treacy, Education Officer Development Officers:

Ann Dunne – email: Ann.dunne@cdu.cdetb.ie  phone: (01) 4989503
Barbara Galvin – email: Barbara.galvin@cdetb.ie  phone: (01) 4989510
John Farrelly – email: John.farrelly@cdetb.ie  phone: (01) 4989510
Treasa Brannick O’Cillín – email: Treasa.brannick-ocillin@cdetb.ie  phone: (01) 4989517

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Please contact the Further Education Unit (FEU) for more information


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