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

April 2021 : Issue 3

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Welcome to the April 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 wish you all a happy and safe Easter.
Michelle and Paul

Further Education and Training News:
CDETB Adult Education Service                                          Ballymun Adult Read and Write Scheme – September Courses
CDETB Adult Education Service                                            Coolock – Darndale Adult Literacy Service  – Accessing Adult Literacy
CDETB Adult Education Service – Workplace Education 

CDETB Adult Education Service – Preparation for College
Northside Partnership – Communiversities
Ballymun Library -Touch-type, Read and Spell
Ballymun Library – The Irish Revolution
URRÚS Training – Understanding Harm Reduction & Drug Related Health Issues
An Cosán 

CDETB Colleges Virtual Open Days & Information Sessions:
Crumlin College of Further Education
Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education
Marino College of Further Education
Plunkett College of Further Education

Coláiste Íde College of Further Education

Higher Education News:
CAO Applications
Dublin City University – Open Day
TU Dublin – Open Day
Maynooth University – Spring Open Day
UVERSITY Scholarship

Community Links:
Artane Coolock Family Resource Centre
World Autism Day


Jobs & Careers:
Generation Apprenticeship.

Health and Wellbeing:
Text 50808

Useful Resources:
FETCH – Course Finder
The Right Cours
e Portal
Aontas – One Step Up

AONTAS Star Awards 2021 at Coolock Darndale ALS

Congratulations to all of the students, tutors and volunteers at Coolock Darndale ALS on their recent AONTAS Star Awards 2021 accolade. Their website, was nominated for one of these prestigious awards in the category of Learner Voice and was shortlisted with just two others from the whole island of Ireland. has become an invaluable resource for learners and tutors. The website showcases student stories, with audio and interactive exercises included, allowing learners from everywhere to practice their skills in their own time. Through their writings and exercises for the website, the students have become not only published authors, but teachers to their fellow learners. You can check it out at for learning or just for a good old read.

Here, Ciarán proudly holds the Highly Commended award for category of Learner Voice on behalf of all the students and staff at CDETB Coolock Darndale ALS.

Coolock Darndale Adult Literacy Service

Further Education and Training News

Ballymun Adult Read and Write Scheme

Ballymun Adult  Read and Write Scheme are now enrolling for courses due to start in September 2021. They provide a range of accredited and unaccredited courses.
For more information or to register for any of theses classes contact:
Clare Campbell
Phone 086 0664749
Email: [email protected]
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CDETB Adult Education Service
Coolock –  Darndale Adult Literacy Service

Accessing Adult Literacy – Local Literacy Awareness Training

CDETB Coolock Darndale ALS is running a two-part Adult Literacy Awareness training for anyone working in the community.

This two-part workshop series will be very hands-on, with lots of practical tools to take away. You will learn about the literacy landscape in Ireland. We will look at how we can better recognise literacy needs and how we can be more literacy friendly in our day-to-day work.

This class takes place on Zoom on two Thursdays, 29th April and 6th May, from 2pm-4pm. Places are limited. You can register at:

Contact Fionnuala Carter on 087 1902479 or [email protected] for more details and any questions you may have.

To Register

CDETB Adult Education Service – Workplace Education

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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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Northside Partnership 

The Communiversity initiative is currently recruiting new participants. This is an initiative developed by Northside Partnership and Maynooth University to help encourage adults to consider education as an option in the future. 

  • FREE online course
  • 12 weeks, one evening per week, 2 hours per session.
  • 3 modules of 4 weeks duration each.
  • The three modules consist of: History, Criminology and Psychology

For more information contact Paul Hayes
Phone :087 1778909
Email:[email protected]

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Ballymun Library

  • Free online course for adults ands children
  • Students do not need to be a member of the library, all they need to register is your  name and email address.

For more Information contact Ballymun Library:
Email : [email protected]

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Ballymun Library are hosting a twelve part free history lecture series on the Irish Revolution.
Starts  Wednesday 14 April – Wednesday 30 June at 1pm.
Places are limited to enable greater engagement and discussion.
To book a place email: [email protected]
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URRÚS Training

Urrús Training are hosting a Understanding Harm Reduction & Drug Related Health Issue  online workshop on 12th April 10.00am -5.00pm. This workshop is for those working or volunteering in the drugs field. 
Category 1 : €80.00.
Category 2: €20.00 (Ballymun Local Drug Task Force Area resident/worker).To book a place on the workshop email:[email protected]

An Cosán

Information Leaflet

CDETB College Virtual Open Days and Information Sessions

Crumlin College of Further Education

  • Virtual Open Day on Wednesday  14th April  5-6pm.
  • More details at:
  • Click on the button below to go directly to their website
Crumlin College of Further Education

Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education

Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education are accepting applications are for all courses starting in September .
Click on the button below to apply.
Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education

Marino College of Further Education

Marino CFE are hosting an online information session on Thursday 29th April from 4.00-5.00 pm.
If you are interested in attending click on the button below to register.
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Plunkett College of Further Education

Plunkett College of Further Education are accepting applications are for all courses starting in September .
Click on the button below to go to their website.
Plunkett College Website

Coláiste Íde College of Further Education

Coláiste ÍDE College of Further Education are accepting applications are for all courses starting in September.
Click on the button below to go to their website.
Coláiste Íde Website

Higher Education News

Central Application Office

CAO Website

Dublin City University

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Technological University Dublin

Technological University Dublin are hosted an Open Day, on 22 April 2021 from    5.30 – 7.30pm. It is  is aimed at second-level students, mature students, guidance counsellors, teachers, parents/guardians and anyone who is interested in studying at TU Dublin.

Click on the button below for more information

TU Dublin Website

Maynooth University

Maynooth University are hosting a virtual Spring Open Day on        24th  April from 11am – 3pm.
Click on the button below to register
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Uversity’s Scholarships aim to make a degree possible by offering successful candidates financial support and programming to achieve their educational, personal and professional goals.
Uversity are now accepting applications from Mature Students.
For more information click on the button below.

Community Links

Artane Coolock Family Resource Centre

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World Autism Awareness Day 2021

The focus of this year’s UN World Autism Awareness Day is ‘Inclusion in the Workplace’. To address this issue, the UN is holding a virtual event on the 8th of April entitled ‘Inclusion in the Workplace: Challenges and Opportunities in a            Post-Pandemic World’. The event will look at disparities and discrimination exposed by the pandemic, as well as  ensuring inclusion.                                                                             For more information click on the button      below. 
Irish Society for Autism

Jobs and Careers

Generation Apprenticeships

An apprenticeship is an opportunity to earn a salary as an employee while gaining valuable knowledge and skills. You will learn both on-the-job and in a college setting while being paid throughout. There are a wide range of apprenticeship programmes available, in industry areas that include finance, ICT, biopharma, construction, engineering, hospitality and arboriculture.

For more information click on the button below.

Generation Apprenticeship

Health & Wellbeing

Stress Control Classes

HSE are providing FREE online  Stress Control Classes in April.
Click on the button below for more information
Stress Control Classes

TEXT 50808

50808 provides a safe space where you’re listened to by a trained Crisis Volunteer. From calming chats to immediate support during a mental health or personal crisis – big or small.                              50808 is available 24/7.
Texting 50808 is completely free on all major networks.
Text 50808

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

Aontas – One Step Up

One Step Up Website



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