The Further Education Support Service (FESS) assists Department of Education and Skills funded Providers, offering programmes leading to QQI certification, in the devising and delivering of these programmes and the assessing of learners. Currently there are 4 Support Officers based regionally around the country in:
Cavan & Monaghan ETB
City of Dublin ETB
Kildare & Wicklow ETB
There is also a part time manager based in City of Dublin ETB.
The regional Support Officer for this area is Jenny Whelan and she is based in Tipperary ETB (please click here for contact details).
The Further Education Support Officers are all qualified teachers who have a very broad range of expertise in the Further Education Sector, such as Post Leaving Certificate, Youthreach, VTOS, Literacy, Community, Further and Prison Education.
To find out further information about the Further Education Support Service please check out the website www.fess.ie. There are a number of resources available on this website for downloading or viewing.
The Support Service can deliver in-service events for eligible QQI registered Providers and there are more details on this initiative on www.fess.ie. The Support Service also liaises between QQI and Providers and is available to deal with queries from schools and centres via phone or e-mail.