Practical Skills

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Practical Skills is a full time, 1 year, level 3 course run by Waterford Youth and Training Education Centre.

This course offers certification at FAS/FETAC Level 3 Major Award in Vocational Employment Skills.

This course is the gateway/entry level programme for other WYTEC courses on offer.

Content Include the following:

  • Safety Awareness
  • Preparation for work
  • Information Technology
  • Work Experience
  • Woodwork
  • Glass Etching
  • Glass Mosaic
  • Picture Framing
  • Brick & Block-laying
  • Wall Tiling
  • Skills 4U
  • Painting & Decorating

Applicants must be between the ages of 16 – 21 years.

The course will be run on a full-time basis from Monday – Friday

FÁS Training Allowance is paid to all trainees who are eligible.

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR A FÁS Training Allowance?

If you are under 18 years of age – Yes

If you are over 18 of age you must be in receipt of any of the following payments to be entitled to a FÁS  Training Allowance:

  • Job Seekers Benefit/Allowance
  • One Parent Family Allowance.
  • Disability Benefit etc.

You will receive the full training allowance ,once you are in receipt of any (even €1) social welfare payment.

If you are over 18 years of age and not in receipt of a social welfare payment you may sign up for a course but you will not receive a FÁS Training Allowance.

You must be between the ages of 16 – 21 to be eligible.


  • No qualifications – Yes you are eligible.
  • Junior Certificate – Yea you are eligible.
  • LCA – we will make applications to FÁS on your behalf (we cannot) guarantee you will accepted)
  • Leaving Certificate – No not eligible

The course is 12 months duration, which includes in company work experience.

Wateford Youth Training & Education Centre (WYTEC) is funded by FÁS.


  • Address Ballinaneashagh, Cork Road, Waterford
  • Phone 051 873358
  • Category General Education
  • Location Co. Waterford

Course Information

Course Information
  • Cost see above
  • Course Length 1 year
  • Start date see above


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