Glossary Of Terms

For people new to adult education some of the terms used can be a little confusing. Below is a list of some of the abbreviations used on this website.

  • BTEI: Back to Education Initiative
  • CAO: Central Applications Office
  • ECDL: European Computer Driving Licence.
  • ESF: European Social Fund
  • FETAC: Further Education and Training Awards Council.
  • HETAC: Further Education and Training Awards Council.
  • HEI: Higher Education Institute
  • KWETB: Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board
  • NFQ: National Framework of Qualifications
  • SCP: School Completion Programme
  • SUSI: Student Universal Support Ireland
  • VTOS: Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme
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