Find the answers to the most commonly asked questions

What is an ETB?

ETB stands for Educational and Training Board. There are 16 ETBs that were established on 1st July 2013, following from the commencement of the Education and Training Boards Act 2013. The main provider of further and adult education and training in Ireland are the Education and Training Boards (ETBs) Marine House forms part of the Kildare and Wicklow Educational and Training Board.

What is Solas?

SOLAS was established on 27 October 2013, following the commencement of the Further Education and Training Act 2013. SOLAS works with the ETBs to support the development of appropriate further education and training programmes and curricula and the sourcing of further education and training interventions from the private, public and not for profit sector.  

Where is Marine House, Wicklow


Marine House is situated in the heart of Wicklow Town.  


How do I apply for a course in Marine House?

Click the ‘Find Out More’ button under the course that you are interested in. Fill in the form with your name, email address. A member of our training services team will be in contact with you asap.


What are the entry requirements for the Marine House course I am applying to?

Course entry requirements vary from course to course depending on the type of course and level of certification on offer. The entry requirements for each course can be viewed under the specific course you wish to apply to on the course section of website.

Can mature students apply for these courses?

Mature students are welcome on all our courses.

Do you have to have completed your Leaving Certificate to apply for the courses?

Each course has its own entry requirements as listed on the webpage for the relevant course.  We do consider other qualifications and life experiences. A member of our training services team will discuss this with you.

Are there any fees for the courses?

Any fees will be detailed in the webpage for the relevant course.

What qualifications will I achieve if I complete a course in Marine House?

This depends on your course and the majority of course are certified with QQI (Quality & Qualifications Ireland) and other recognised industry bodies such as City & Guilds.