The National Further Education and Training (FET) Strategy

Future FET: Transforming Learning

This strategy is the product of extensive analysis and a comprehensive consultation process. The ambitious agenda set out in this new FET strategy for the period 2020-2024, is aimed at Transforming Learning over the next 5 years. As we transition from the first FET strategy which followed the establishment of Education and Training Boards and SOLAS, we are moving towards a phase where real reform and performance improvement can deliver a more strategic and integrated FET system.

The timing is perfect, with the formation of a new Department dedicated to both further and higher education, new Ministers in place to oversee a more cohesive approach across both, and a programme for Government which sets out a range of commitments to grow the role and contribution of FET over the next few years. The new approach is based on three strategic pillars: building skills; fostering inclusion, and facilitating pathways.

This will be underpinned by a strong focus on four enabling themes: digital transformation; learner and performance focus; staffing and structures; and capital development.

Strategy Information

Website link
Digital skill level
Digital Expert
Type of initiative
National initiative
Geographic Scope - Country
Digital technology / specialisation
Web Development
Cloud Computing
Mobile Application Development
Target language
Target audience
Digital skills for the labour force.
Digital skills for ICT professionals and other digital experts.
Industry - Field of Education and Training
Stakeholders involvement
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