There are numerous Community and Comprehensive Schools in Ireland which run a range of adult education evening and night classes at this time of year. Everything from art to zumba will be available in many of these schools, with a variety of QQI (formerly FETAC) courses on offer for adults who want to pick up formal qualifications and boost their employability. There will also be plenty on offer for those who wish to take up a new hobby or get fit in the company of others with dance or yoga classes.
Most classes run in the evenings, though some schools also run day-time and weekend courses.
Schools running QQI certified adult education courses – ranging from full level 5 and level 6 qualifications in Health Care Support, Animal Care, Special Needs Assisting and Early Childhood Care to component modules in Train the Trainer, Mental Health Awareness and Safety and Health at Work – include Carrigaline Community School, Kinsale Community School (Cork); Cabinteely Community School, Donahies Community School (Dublin); Scoil Mhuire Clane, Colaiste Chiaran Leixlip (Kildare); O’Fiaich Institute Dundalk (Louth); Boyne Community School (Meath) and Gorey Community School (Wexford).
You can complete the full ECDL qualification at Cabinteely CS, Donahies CS, Gorey CS, Palmerstown CS, Scoil Mhuire Clane while ECDL Essentials is run at Ashbourne CS, Boyne CS, Newpark CS and St Colmcille’s CS. NUI Maynooth certified courses in Local History (Old Bawn Community School), Addiction Studies (Donahies Community School), Community Development and Leadership (Donahies ) and Psychology (Old Bawn, Donahies) are also available.
O’Fiaich Institute and Scoil Mhuire in Clane run a range of ITEC Beauty courses, you can gain Irish Academy of Public Relations qualifications at Old Bawn Community School, O’Fiaich Institute, Malahide Community School and Hartstown Community School, while you can gain CompTIA certification and Microsoft office Specialist status at Scoil Mhuire in Clane.
Irish Sign Language Association certificate courses are run at Old Bawn Community School; St Tiernan’s Community School offers IPASS Certificate in Payroll Technician, and you can undertake the Primary Course in Food Safety at Boyne Community School in Trim.
Many schools also run certified First Aid courses.
Most of these schools run Art classes, Computer courses and Cookery courses. Pilates, Yoga, Pottery, Patchwork, Digital Photography, Music, Mindfulness, Genealogy, Pottery and Language classes are also popular.
Evening Classes at Malahide Community School
Walk-in enrolment for all classes:
Students can meet the course tutors at these session. Complimentary tea/coffee will also be available at this enrolment/open evening.
The evenings run in September & January each year.
View courses at Malahide College on Findacourse.ie