CDETB Adult Education Service
Dublin North Central/East
Ballymun Road,
Ballymun ,Dublin 11
Contact Details
Michelle Morrissey
Adult Education Guidance Counsellor
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 01 8623835
Mobile: 087 939 0894

Paul Maguire
Adult Education Guidance Information Officer
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 01 8623835
Mobile:086 061 2037

March 2021 : Issue 2

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Welcome to the second edition of our newsletter. We hope you are all keeping safe and well. In this newsletter we will provide you with impartial information about Education and Training options, CDETB Colleges Open Days, Higher Education News, Community Links, Jobs & Careers, Health & Wellbeing and Useful resources.

We would like to congratulate Fionnuala, staff and learners of the CDETB Adult Literacy Service Coolock /Darndale on their nomination for the Aontas Star Award. They have been nominated under the Student Learners voice section. You can listen and read the learners stories by right clicking on this link: .
Best of luck at the awards 

Further Education and Training News:
CDETB Adult Education Service – Workplace Education 
CDETB Adult Education Service – Preparation for College
CDETB Adult Education Service – Essential Writing Skills
CDETB Adult Education Service- Maths for Apprenticeships
An Cosán – Women’s Education Programme
AONTAS Adult Learners’ Festival

CDETB Colleges Virtual Open Days & Information Sessions:
Killester College of Further Education
Crumlin College of Further Education
Ballyfermot College of Further Education

Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education

Higher Education News:
CAO Applications
Trinity College Dublin – Postgraduate Virtual Open Day
DCU Psychology & Wellbeing – Postgraduate Virtual Open Evening

NCAD – Virtual Open Day
Dublin Business School – Springboard+ Courses

Community Links:
St.Patrick’s Day Festival
International Women’s Day

  • TU Dublin  – Women  in Apprenticeships

Dublin City Learning Festival
Priorswood & District Men’s Shed

Jobs & Careers:
Dublin Northwest Partnership (Prepare for Apprenticeship)

Health and Wellbeing:

Irish Men’s Shed Association
Pieta House

Useful Resources:
FETCH – Course Finder
The Right Cours
e Portal

Further Education and Training News

CDETB Adult Education Service – Workplace Education
Skills for Work

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CDETB Adult Education Service

  • Free Online Preparation for College Course
  • 10 Weeks Starting12th April
  • For more detail contact Bobby Borwick

Email: [email protected] or text/WhatsApp 087 2262146

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CDETB Adult Education Service 

Essential  Writing Skills course
  • Free online Course
  • Starts Thursday 4th March
  • For more details contact Nicola :

Email : [email protected]                                                                  Mobile: 087 1948468

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CDETB Adult Education Service

Maths for Apprenticeships
  • Free online course
  • Starts Wednesday 10th March 7pm -9pm
  • For more details contact Siobhan Condron:
           Email:[email protected]
Mobile : 087 9211193
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An Cosán

An Cosán Women’s Education Programme: Business Administration with Digital Skills for Work QQI Level 5
  • Next Intake starts March 2021
  • Online Information session March 2nd
  • Click on the buttons below for more information and to register.
Information Leaflet
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Aontas Adult Learner Festival 

AONTAS Adult Learners’ Festival will take place from 1st – 5th March 2021.
Click on the button below to go directly to their Website.
Aontas Website

CDETB College Virtual Open Days and Information Sessions

Killester College of Further Education

  • Virtual Opening Evening Thursday March 11th 4-6 pm
  • Click on the button below to go directly to their website
Killeter College of Further Education

Crumlin College of Further Education

  • Virtual Open Day on Thursday 11th March  5-6pm.
  • More details at:
  • Click on the button below to go directly to their website
Crumlin College of Further Education

Ballyfermot College of Further Education

  • Ballyfermot College of Further Education Virtual Open Days
  • March 10th and 11th
  • Click on the button below to register
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Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education

Coláiste Dhúlaigh CFE are hosting an online Information morning on March 3rd at 10am. They will be discussing all VTOS, BTEI and other courses they have on offer for those in receipt of social welfare.

This Information morning is not for student but is for any groups and coordinators who may have students interested in studying in Coláiste Dhúlaigh. 

Highlight and right click  the link below to access the session.

Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education are hosting a virtual Open Day on Wednesday 3rd March from 4-5pm. Registration is not required for this event. Links will be on their website from 4pm on the day.

This will give prospective students the chance to speak to tutors from all departments, to  Guidance Counsellors and Learner Support team.

Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education

Higher Education News

CAO Appilications

CAO Website

Trinity College Dublin

Trinity College Dublin
  • Postgraduate Virtual Open Day.
  • Saturday 6th March 11am – 3pm.
  • Click on button below to register.
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Dublin City University

Dublin City University
  • Postgraduate Psychology and Wellbeing _ Virtual open evening
  • Monday 15 March @5pm
  • DCU Psychology are hosting a virtual open evening on Monday, 15 March @ 5pm
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National College of Art & Design

The Centre for Continuing Education at NCAD are hosting a virtual Open Day on Saturday 27th March from 11am-1pm.

The virtual information event is for all current and prospective art and design students who want to progress through part-time accredited study to certificate and diploma level. Whether you are currently on a non-credit beginners or intermediate course, or are a certificate student, this is a must for anyone who wants more information on CEAD NFQL7 Certificate courses, or the CEAD Higher Diploma in Art (NFQL 8).

Click on the button below to register.

NCAD Website

Dublin Business School

Dublin Business School are hosting Online Open Evening for their Springboard + courses. The online Open Evening is on March 2nd, 5pm-6:30pm.

Click on the button below to register. 

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Community Links

St. Patrick’s Day Festival


St. Patrick’s Festival 2021

Dúisigh Éire! Awaken Ireland! is the theme of this year’s festival, a clarion call to the Irish across the world to throw off the long, dark months and rise to embrace the brighter days ahead. St. Patrick’s Festival is made possible through the continued support of the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Fáilte Ireland, Dublin City Council, and many generous partners and funders.

Dúisigh Éire! Awaken Ireland! promises to be a positive and uplifting celebration of our incredible people, our beautiful island, our community bonds, our young people, artists, creators and makers, and our diaspora across the world. The Festival will connect our global family, to mark our national day, through remembrance and celebration, song and story, laughter and tears, exploring the unique ties that bind us as a people.

While St. Patrick’s Festival looks forward to a time when Ireland commences the journey towards reopening, and prepares to welcome the world to our beautiful, vibrant, island, this year we invite all our people to celebrate from home, in support of the tireless work of our healthcare warriors and our frontline workers, who battle on every day to protect our people and lead us out of the pandemic.

To find out more about St. Patrick’s day festival click on the button below.

Festival Programme
International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and politi achievements of women.
Right click the Links below for a selection of events that are being held:


TU Dublin 

Women in Apprenticeship

A key objective of the Access to Apprenticeship programme is to increase the participation of women in craft apprenticeships. Women make up less than 1% of registered craft apprentices nationally. The Access to Apprenticeship Programme has developed a suit of activities to promote craft apprenticeships to young women:

Women in Apprenticeship Open Day

The Programme has hosted 3 Women in Apprenticeship Open Day’s to date, the Open Day is in March to coincide with International Women’s Day.

Click on the button below to go to theit Website

TU Dublin Website

Dublin Learning City Festival 2021

Dublin Learning City Festival will run virtually from the 22nd to 24th March 2021 to celebrate and promote learning for all, through fun and creative events.
To learn more about the festival click on the button below.
Dublin Learning City Website
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Priorswood & District Men’s Shed

Priorswood & District Men’s Shed have a long affiliation with CDETB going back to 2015 when we held out first training course in Creative writing.We have held many other courses since such as Irish History, Photography, Irish, Local History, Music Art for Beginners, Computers for beginners.These back to education courses have been very beneficial to our members and helps them to focus on learning. 

The last year has proven very difficult for our members due to the Covid lockdowns. However we are very fortunate to be in a position to continue with our Art classes remotely. We did hit a sticky patch with remote learning and again the CDETB provided the vital assistance to allow these classes to continue safely and successfully. 

We are currently examining ways to safely commence our Computer for beginners course and look forward to it commencing in the near future.

We are so grateful to CDETB for all your help and look forward to a continued successful relationship in the future. 

George Finglas PRO.

Below are samples of some of the work produced by the Priorswood & District Art group funded by CDETB Adult Education Service – Community Education.

Jobs and Careers

Dublin North West Partnership

Dublin Northwest Partnership have developed a programme of online sessions and workshops to promote awareness and provide information on apprenticeship options for young people and job seekers. The Prepare for Apprenticeship programme will run over five consecutive Wednesday from 4.00pm to 5.00pm, from March 3rd.The programme will also provide an Apprenticeship Jobs Club following the series of workshops to provide practical support to those looking at securing a host organisation and employer and registering their placement.

For more information contact Jo Toomey at 085 8050850 ([email protected])
Click on the buttons  below to register and to download the flyer.

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Health & Wellbeing

Irish Men’s Shed Association is a men’s health resource from the Irish Men’s Sheds Association. Use this website and the provided links to discover more about your health and wellbeing and gain a better understanding of health issues common to your age group.
Click on the buttons to go directly to their website.
Irish Men’s Shed Association Website

Pieta House

Pieta House provide a professional one-to-one therapeutic service to people who are in suicidal distress, those who engage in self-harm, and those bereaved by suicide. All of their services are provided free of charge and no referral is needed.
Pieta House Website
Useful Resources

Further Education & Training Course Hub

What is FET?

Further Education and Training or FET, offers a wide variety of life-long education options to anyone over 16. FET includes apprenticeships, traineeships, Post Leaving Cert (PLC) courses, community and adult education as well as core literacy and numeracy services. FET courses and programmes are provided through the Education and Training Board network throughout the country as well as through other local providers including online through SOLAS’ eCollege. FET courses are provided at levels one to six on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).

Click on the Course Finder button below  to find a course that suits you.

Course Finder
National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ)

The Right Course

The Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science have developed an online portal that is your one-stop-shop for finding out the opportunities available to you or your employee

.Education is for everyone and there is a range of options for anyone who is considering their next step in life, at any time in their lives.

Whether you need to learn new skills, update your skills or find a new direction, there is a course for you.

If you need some guidance, there are a range of supports available here too.

It is never too late to learn something new.

Click on the button below to go directly to the portal. 

The Right Course



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