Grow with Further Education and Training in your community.

Further Education and Training in your community can help to find the best in you. Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board and our community-partners across the region offer hundreds of free courses in the heart of your local community.
Information and guidance is also available to support you to make choices on what the right course might be for you. Further information on this service can be found here.
In line with COVID-19 restrictions, many courses may be delivered through a combination of online teaching and classroom-based learning at our campuses and our community-partner locations.
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Campus-based courses

Part-time Further Education and Training offered at our many campuses provides learning opportunities based on the needs and interests of individuals, groups and communities. It starts with a person’s lived experience and its purpose is to allow for personalised learning, as well as developing skills and knowledge. It can be certified or uncertified and can provide a stepping stone to further learning, qualifications and work.

Life isn’t all about work and neither is learning. You might be interested in learning a new skill for the enjoyment of trying something new, taking up a new hobby or meeting new people.

Examples of uncertified courses could include:

Horticulture
Driver Theory
Introduction to Computers
One-to-One Literacy Support
Promoting Child’s Language Skills
Cookery and Nutrition
Personal Development

For more information on courses available, click on the Enquire Now button and complete the form. You will then be contacted by a member of our team who will assist you with your enquiry.

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Interested in developing your core skills? These courses will give you a strong foundation in reading, writing, numeracy and computers.

Examples of QQI Level 1 and 2 courses could include:

Book Club
Computer Skills / Level 2
Cooking & Baking to Develop Maths Skills / Level 2
Creative Writing / Level 2
ESOL – Blended Learning – a mix of online and face-to-face classes
ESOL – Cambridge Test – B1 Preliminary (PET)
ESOL – Elementary
ESOL – Intermediate
ESOL – Introduction
Literacy (Reading, Writing, Spelling) / Level 1 and 2
Maths (Everyday number skills) / Level 1 and 2

For more information on courses available, click on the Enquire Now button and complete the form. You will then be contacted by a member of our team who will assist you with your enquiry.

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Are you ready to build on your core skills? These courses will grow your skills, helping you to gain confidence in your ability.

Examples of QQI Level 3 courses could include:

Art and Design
Breads, Pastries and Desserts
Career Preparation
Communications
Desktop Publishing
Digital Media
Drama
Internet Skills and Email
Maths
Nutritious and Healthy Options for Cooking and Baking
Personal and Interpersonal Skills
Personal Effectiveness
Spreadsheets
Visual Arts Practice
Word Processing

For more information on courses available, click on the Enquire Now button and complete the form. You will then be contacted by a member of our team who will assist you with your enquiry.

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If you are interested in progressing your learning, check out our range of QQI Level 4 courses.

Examples of QQI Level 4 courses could include:

Breakfast Cookery
Communications
Customer Service
Data Entry
Drama
General Office Skills
Healthcare
IT Skills
Kitchen Skills
Leaving Cert Maths Ordinary
Maths
Nutrition
Personal Effectiveness
Reception Skills
Retail Display Level 5
Short Order Cooking
Sport and Recreation Studies Level 5
Stocktaking
Woodcraft
Word Processing
Work Experience

For more information on courses available, click on the Enquire Now button and complete the form. You will then be contacted by a member of our team who will assist you with your enquiry.

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Community-based courses

Community education provides learning opportunities based on the needs and interests of individuals, groups and communities. Working with a range of community partners across the region we offer part-time courses, including uncertified and QQI Level 1-4 Awards in a variety of community locations throughout Limerick and Clare. Community partners range from established organisations like partnership companies and Family Resource Centres, to community groups with shared and diverse interests such as family learning, active retired groups, art groups, Men’s Sheds groups and local clubs.

To find out more about courses taking place in your community, click on the location menus for Limerick and Clare below, where you will find contact information for our community-based partners on your doorstep.

Northside Family Resource Centre Mary Hughes
T: 061 326 623
E: maryhughes@northsidefrc.ie
Limerick City CDP St Munchins Helen Flanagan
T: 087 284 3172
E: helen@limerickcitycdp.ie

Susan O’Neill
T: 086 816 2906
E: susan@limerickcitycdp.ie

Garryowen CDP John Buttery
T: 061 310 690
E: john@garryowencdp.ie
Limerick City CDP – Our Lady of Lourdes Kay Flanagan
T: 087 625 4216
E: kay@limerickcitycdp.ie
Our Lady of Lourdes Community Centre Denise Hannan
T: 061 228 596
E: denise.hannan@ololcsg.ie
Southill Family Resource Centre Jimmy Prior
T: 061 440 250
E: jimmypsouthillfrc@gmail.com
Southill Hub Aisling Lohan
T: 061 603 710
E: alohan@Southillareacentre.ie
Tait House Ann O’Mara
T: 061 415 340
E: aomara@taithouse.ie
Watchhouse Cross Library c/o Patricia Barrett
T: 061 445 755
E: Patricia.Barrett@lcetb.ie
St Saviours/Queen of Peace Angela O’Flynn
T: 086 894 6733
E: oflynnangela@gmail.com
St Mary’s Adult Education Centre John O’Sullivan
T: 061 313 993
E: stmarysaded@gmail.com
E: stmarysadedworker@gmail.com
Moyross Adult Education Group Josephine Sheedy
T: 087 3379437
E: moyaded@gmail.com
St Lelia’s Age Friendly Community Education Campus Rachel McCarthy
T: 061 458 651
E: mccarthyr14@gmail.com
Kilmeedy Community Development Group Helen O’Kelly
T: 087 695 2990
E: kilmeedycommunitydevgrp@hotmail.com
Doon Social Farm Maura Murphy
T: 087 2474 843
E: LTICOORD@ballyhouraruralservices.org
Ballyhoura Development CLG – Kilfinane Main Office
T: 063 91300
Hospital FRC Mary McGrath
T: 087 247 3762
E: mailto:mmcgrath@hospitalfrc.com
Croom FRC Laura Bennett
T: 083 864 6093
E: mailto:familysupport@croomfrc.com
Clare Local Development Company Samantha McCarthy
T: 065 6866 800
E: smccarthy@cldc.ie

Clarecastle Men’s Shed Liam Barry
T: 087 958 4812
E: barryljm@gofree.indigo.ie
Doonbeg Men’s Shed John Smith
T: 087 654 7568
E: jsmith.js162@gmail.com
Ennis Men’s Shed Tommy Whitney
T: 086 053 0487
E: tommywhitney@live.ie
Ennis West Men’s Shed Finbarr Pigott
T: 087 625 6218
E: finbarpigott4@gmail.com
Ennistymon Men’s Shed Barbara O’Conchuir
T: 085 863 1020
E: barbara@northwestfrc.ie
Mountshannon Men’s Shed Donogh O’Connell
T: 087 909 8555
E: donoghoc@gmail.com
Newmarket on Fergus Men’s Shed PJ McMahon
T: 087 207 9573
E: gunner@live.ie
Parteen Men’s Shed Leo Van Dam
T: 089 703 6077
E: leovandam96@gmail.com
Shannon Men’s Shed Bernard Walsh
T: 086 326 1629
E: ravenscroft10@hotmail.com
Sixmilebridge / Kilmurray Men’s Shed Tim Scanlon
T: 087 667 2556
E: tadhg.scanlon@gmail.com
Shannon Family Resource Centre Colette Bradley
T: 061 707 600
E: colettefrc@gmail.com
Kilrush Community Garden Hilary Gleeson
T: 086 357 9484
E: hilarygleeson@gmail.com
Irish Wheelchair Association John Crawford
T: 065 684 4150
E: mary.ryan@iwa.ie
East Clare Community Co-Op Ger English
T: 061 921 536
E: eastclarecoop@gmail.com
West Clare Family Resource Centre Mary O’Donoghue
T: 065 905 2173
E: info@westclarefrc.ie
North West Clare Family Resource Centre Barbara O’Conchuir
T: 065 707 1144
E: barbara@northwestclarefrc.ie
Newmarket on Fergus Community Centre Gerard Fahy
T: 087 776 1882
Clare Women’s Network Elaine Dalton
T: 065 682 8731
E: nccwnclarewomen@gmail.com
Obair Community Development Siobhan O’Driscoll
T: 061 368 030
E: tracey.daly@obair.org
Bridge Active Community Group Una Mc Inerney
T: 087 900 4406
E: umcinerney@gmail.com
Killaloe/Ballina Family Resource Centre Kees Duson
T: 061 374 741
E: brona@kbfrc.ie
Kilmaley Daycare Centre Darren Cahill
T: 065 683 9768
E: kilmaleydaycarecentre@eircom.net
Brother of Charity Majella O’Gorman
T: 087 117 6514
E: majella.ogorman1@bocsi.ie
Scariff Community Arts Project Katie Bone
T: 086 898 6843
E: katie.bone@bocsi.ie
Ennis Daycare Centre, Rehab and Recovery Siobhan Minogue
T: 087 671 7611
E: siobhan.minogue@hse.ie
Ennistymon Mental Health Day Centre Hazel McMahon
T: 065 707 1795
E: hazelm.mcmahon@hse.ie
Ennis Day Hospital Kathriona Moloney
T: 086 388 1064
E: kathriona.moloney@hse.ie
Clarecare Day Centre, Ennistymon Lesley Coote
T: 065 707 1632
E: lcoote@clarecare.ie

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