Second Chance and Further Education

Presently there is a huge amount of opportunities for adults who feel they didn't make full use of their first chance in education. Over the past few years a range of programmes has been developed to facilitate adults who want to return to education. The aim of second-chance education and further education is to give learners a second-chance education in a non-threatening environment that is learner centred. All these programmes have a friendly and adult feel to them. Your needs are respected in a personalised and caring manner.

Schools, colleges and community education groups offer a wide variety of daytime, evening, full-time and part-time courses for adult learners. The programmes offered range from courses helping you to develop a hobby or interest, right through to courses from which a Post Leaving Certificate qualification can be gained.

Click on any of the links below to see a list of the various courses available

Evening Courses 

PLC - Post Leaving Certificate

VTOS Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme

BTEI - Back to Education Initiative


All you need to do is pick up the phone and call your local Education and Training Board.  Please note that FÁS and VEC further education and training activities are now co-ordinated by Education and Training Boards since July 1st 2013.  To read more about Education and Training Opportunities for Adults in Ireland click here

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