VTOS – Art (5M1985) QQI Level 5

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The Art course is a 2 year course that covers all the essential areas within Art, practice.  Many subjects in year 1 start at level 4, progressing to level 5 in the second year

This course runs under the VTOS scheme (for more information on VTOS see below).

First Year

Second Year

Drawing (level 4) Drawing (level 5)
Painting (level 4) Combined Materials (level5)
Woven Textiles Sculpture (level 5)
Batik Woven Textiles (level 5)
Sculpture Batik (level 5)
Information Technology Skills (level 4) Painting (level 5)
Computer Applications (level 4) ECDL
Functional Mathematics (level 4) Work Experience (level 5)
Communications (level 4 & 5) Teamworking (level 5)
Teamworking/Work Experience (level 4)  Printmaking (level 5)


The student may also add on other qualifications such as ECDL, ECDL Advanced Database, Spreadsheet, Word and PowerPoint.


VTOS scheme:

The aims of the scheme are:

  • to give unemployed people education and training opportunities which will develop their employability
  • to give participants the opportunity to gain recognised national certification
  • to prepare people to go into paid employment or on to further opportunities leading to paid employment

VTOS Courses

The ETBs operate special VTOS courses which are particularly suitable for persons who have been out of school for some time. The courses are full-time, approximately 30 hours per week (e.g. 6 hours a day for 5 days) and last for up to 2 years.

There are no course fees.

For a handy list of FAQs about VTOS courses, please click here

For information about VTOS courses that are run in Training Centres near you, please click here

Further detailed information about entitlement and qualifications for VTOS courses can be obtained from the Dept. of Employment Affairs and  Social Protection website. Click here to find out more:



 Coordinator  Aileen O’Connor 
address Wolfe Tone Road, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, X35 DX49
phone 058 45757 
fax 058 45758 
email aileenoconnor@wwetb.ie 

Contact Information

Course Information

  • Course Length: 2 years
  • Start date: September each year
  • Facebook Page: VTOS Dungarvan

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