VTOS Swinford

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The Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS) is designed to provide unemployed adults the opportunity to return to full-time education while retaining their social welfare entitlements.  Swinford VTOS was established in 1991 and have been operating from its current location at the Further Education Centre since 1992.

The ethos of the Centre is to provide training in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere where the needs of the student are paramount.  Students are encouraged to achieve their own learning goals, facilitating them in creating a greater awareness of their own abilities, thus gaining confidence in every aspect of their lives.  This learning environment is cultivated by the co-ordinator and teachers at the centre to encourage each student to develop to their full potential.

Swinford VTOS offers a 2 year programme in Computers and Business.  Training is available in a range of subjects including business, bookkeeping, payroll, computer applications, communications and office skills, all of which are relevant to employers and the business community today.  Guidance counselling is available to all VTOS students.


Two QQI awards are offered to VTOS Students.  A level 4 award in Office Skills (4M2070) is offered in year 1 of the programme and Business Administration (5M2468) Level 5 is offered in year 2.  Students who have previously completed a level 4 award or equivalent are given the option of progressing onto year 2 of the programme.

Course Content

Office Skills 4M2070 – year 1         


Business English

Word Processing

Spreadsheet Methods


Conversational Spanish

General Office Skills

Functional Maths

Book-keeping & Account

Business Administration 5M2468 – year 2

Bookkeeping – Manual and Computerised

Payroll – Manual and Computerised

Business Administration

Customer Service

Text Production

Database Methods

Desktop Publishing

Conversational Spanish

The Centre is equipped with 2 fully equipped computer suites, classroom and a canteen for students.  Car parking is available.


Contact Details
Address Mayo College of Further Education & Training
Swinford VTOS Hub
Dublin Road
Co Mayo
Telephone 094 92 51928
Eircode F12 DC93
Email [email protected]
Further Information https://mayocollege.ie/
Co-ordinator Emer Mullins


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