Acorn Midlands Education & Training Service

Acorn Midlands Education & Training service (AMETS) provides a quality training service of QQI approved programmes to the Irish midlands area.

AMETS Training

The Acorn Project has provided alternative education to young people since its establishment in 1999. Through the QQI system, young people have been able to achieve in education and reach their potential. In 2007, we agreed on our quality assurance with FETAC and now continue to work with QQI, which helps us to provide programs that lead to QQI awards 3, 4 & 5 on the national framework of qualifications.


AMETS has expanded to include adult education and life-long education to all ages throughout the midlands of Ireland. We collaborate with Laois & Offaly ETB, and consistently have courses on offer. We would encourage anybody interested in a particular course to contact us for more information.

Acorn Project
Timetable January 2021

Acorn Project
Timetable January 2021

Accredited CoursesLifelong Learning/Non-Accredited
Business & Administration QQI Level 5 - Major Award
Friday Mornings 10am - 1pm
2 Years part-time course
Cost On Application
Makeup for Teens - The Online Masterclass Series
Tuesday Evening - 5:30 - 7pm
Cost: €100
Youth Work QQI Level 5 - Major Award
Friday Morning 10am - 1pm
2 Years part-time course
Cost On Application
Dyslexia Support Workshops
1st class and up with official diagnosis
Wednesday Evening 5:30pm - 7pm
Cost: €25 per session
Beauty Therapy QQI Level 5- Major Award
Monday Evenings 7pm - 10pm
Taking Registrations Now
2 Years part-time course
Cost On Application
Music Technology QQI Level 5 - Minor Award
Wednesday Evening 7 - 10pm
12 Week Modules
ITEC Certificate in Make Up Artistry
Tuesday Evening 7 - 9:30pm
20 Week Course
ITEC Diploma in Beauty Specialists
Thursday 10am - 5pm
1 Year Course
ITEC Gel Nail Enhancements
Saturday Morning 9:30am - 1:30pm
13 Month Course

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The Acorn Project

St. Mary's Road,


Co. Offaly,

Tel: +353 (0) 46 9732854

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