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Awarding bodies

What is FETAC?

FETAC is the Further Education and Training Awards Council, the national awarding body for further education and training in Ireland. It was set up as a statutory body on 11 June 2001 by the Minister for Education and Science under the Qualifications (Education & Training) Act, 1999.  FETAC reports to the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland (NQAI) who manage the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).
FETAC gives people the opportunity to gain recognition for learning in education or training centres, in the work place and in the community.  It has responsibility for making awards previously made by BIM, Fáilte Ireland (CERT), FÁS, National Council for Vocational Awards (NCVA) and Teagasc.  Programmes leading to FETAC awards are offered nationwide by a wide range of providers in diverse settings.  Further Education and Training Programmes are accredited by FETAC at six levels.

What is ITEC?

ITEC has been awarding high quality and respected industry qualifications since 1947. It is now one of the world's leading and most successful awarding bodies specialising in Beauty and Complementary Therapy, Sport, Fitness and Hairdressing sectors. In 2011 ITEC awarded over 38,000 Certifications in over 38 countries.
ITEC fosters a close working relationship with our College partners who total over 655 across the world, and has offices in London, South Africa and Asia Pacific and representation in Ireland and the United States of America. ITEC offers Colleges and learners one of the largest Beauty and Hairdressing qualification portfolios including qualifications for employability, specialist subjects and skills enhancement (CPD).


What is NEBDN?

The National Examining Board for Dental Nurses (NEBDN) was established in 1943 as the British Dental Nurses and Assistants Examining Board. NEBDN offers a wide range of certifications and qualifications, in addition to conducting examinations, with a view to advancing the education of dental nurses for the benefit of the public. NEBDN strives to ensure that all Dental Care Professionals (DCPs) have access to the highest quality learning opportunities.


NEBDN also offers several post registration qualifications for advancement in this field for dental nurses. This qualification has been approved by the Irish Dental Council for the purpose of registration and students can access numerous post graduate courses in Ireland.






What is IAOT?
Our leading edge training programmes are written in partnership with industry employers, ensuring that the content is relevant and current. They are delivered by trainers who are subject matter experts and are passionate about their area of expertise.
As a leading Training Academy we offer accredited training programmes that are designed to increase the learner’s employment opportunities and empowering them to reach their full potential.Our training programmes are practical and job focussed and are designed and delivered to inspire excellence within. We have agreed our quality assurance procedures with QQI/ FETAC  (the Further Education and Training Awards Council). Our courses are supported by the Irish Aviation Authority & Leading Travel Companies. You can be assured that we are determined to offer you training that is respected and valued worldwide.
Airport Based Training
We have full use of the facilities and equipment at Waterford Airport. This includes a cabin mock up for Cabin Crew training, airport check-In desks and boarding gate for Passenger Services training. Our students train on computerised check-In, package holiday and flight reservations  booking systems.  They experience what it is really like to work in the travel industry.