Ringsend Technical Insititute

Ringsend Technical Insititute

Ringsend Technical Institute is a college run by the City of Dublin Vocational Education Committee CDVEC. The college operates under a local VEC Sub Committee which is representative of parents, staff, community, local primary schools and industry. It is chaired by Cllr. Kevin Humphreys .

The college offers a range of courses including Junior Cert, Leaving Cert, Repeat Leaving Cert, Post leaving Cert and Adult programmes.


Ringsend Technical Institute, Cambridge Road, Ringsend, Dublin 4

Located on the Liffey, adjacent to the East Link Toll Bridge, the college is close to bus routes nos. 3 and 18 and is also accessible by Dart from Lansdowne Rd. and Barrow St.

Junior Certificate

This is a 3 Year Programme "1st, 2nd & 3rd Years"

Core Subjects:

*Religious Education
*Physical Education

Subject Options:

* French / E.S.S.
* Woodwork (M.T.W.) / Art
* Metalwork / Home Economics
* Technical Graphics / Business Studies
* Music

Leaving Certificate

This is a 2 Year programme "5th & 6th Years"

Core Subjects:

*Religious Education
*LCVP Link Module

Subject Options:

*Engineering / Home Economics
*Business Studies

At senior cycle there is a strong emphasis on career guidance. Preparation for work and specific job opportunities are dealt with by the Guidance Counsellor. Also full information and advice is given regarding CAO/CAS applications and all other further educational opportunities.

School Facilities

The school is located in a bright modern new building. The following fully-equipped specialist areas are a feature of the school.

*Engineering, Woodwork and Electronic Workshops
*Science Labs
*Computer Rooms
*Arts and Crafts Rooms
*Music Room
*Home Economics Room

Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme

If your are 21 or over and receiving a Social Welfare payment* or credits for at least six months, you can return to education at no cost under the Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme(VTOS). You will be paid a weekly VTOS Training allowance equivalent to your social welfare payment, your books will be provided, you will get a weekly meal allowance and you may qualify for a travel allowance. VTOS students who have been unemployed for over one year may get an extra €31.80 social welfare bonus.

Social welfare payments that may qualify for VTOS

* Unemployment Assistance/Benefit
* One Parent Family Allowance
* Disability Benefit/Allowance
* Lone Parents over 21 years in receipt of Lone Parents Allowance for one year or longer retain their Lone Parents Allowance, get an extra €31.80 per week and may be eligible for a crèche allowance.
* Widowed Person's allowance
* You are also eligible if you are the husband, wife or partner of someone receiving assistance/benefit.

Taster Courses

Shorter Taster courses (usually three weeks part-time) are offered from time to time during the summer months. People are given the opportunity to explore different areas and special emphasis is placed on learning the skills needed to return to studying.

VTOS students are also eligible for enrolment on any of the Repeat or Post Leaving Certificate programmes offered in the College.

Part Time Courses

Back to Education Initiative (BTEI)


Introduction to Computers "FETAC LEVEL 1"

Course will run from Jan/Feb 2005 to end May/June 2005 and will be of two hours duration per week.

COST: Course is FREE to persons receiving unemployment payments, FIS, means tested welfare payments, medical card holders and their dependents. For other unwaged persons with less than Leaving Cert standard of education the cost is €45. For all other persons the cost is €145

External links

* [http://www.ringtec.ie Official Website]

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