Education and Training Boards (ETBs)

Who we are

On 1st July 2013, the 33 Vocational Education Committees (VECs) were dissolved and replaced by 16 Education and Training Boards (ETBs).  The ETBs are established under and governed according to the Education and Training Boards Act 2013. Each ETB is a statutory body with its own corporate status.

What we do

ETBs are statutory education authorities which have responsibility for education and training, youth work and a range of other statutory functions.  ETBs manage and operate second-level schools, further education colleges, pilot community national schools and a range of adult and further education centres delivering education and training programmes.



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