Wide range of online courses available for those wishing to learn from the comfort of their own homeRead Now
These will be some return to normality this autumn as schools across the country prepare to run face-to-face adult education classes, in accordance with COVID guidance and protocols. For those wishing to continue learning from the comfort of their own homes, however, some online courses are also being offered.
Range of certified courses available
Those looking to gain QQI qualifications are spoilt for choice. Donahies Community School, O'Fiaich Institute, Dundalk and Pobalscoil Neasáin will be running the ever-popular Level 5 and Level 6 Special Needs Assisting (SNA) modules. They will also be offering the level 5 Bookkeeping: Manual & Computerised module, and Donahies will be running the level 5 module in Payroll: Manual & Computerised. The QQI Level 5 module in Intellectual Disability Studies can be completed online via Cabinteely Community School.
O'Fiaich Institute will also be running online QQI Level 5 courses in Communications, Crimonology, Child Development, Social Studies, Word Processing and Psychology, and the Level 6 award in Mental Health Awareness.
The Environmental Health Officers Association certified Primary Food Course (Food Safety) will be available live online via Scoil Mhuire, Clane.
Learn a new language
Among the language courses being offered online this term are beginners and intermediate French classes at St Colmcille’s Community School, Knocklyon; Beginners Irish and Return to Irish at Pobalscoil Neasáin; and Spanish at Bishopstown Community School (beginners' course), Cabinteely Community School (daytime beginners and daytime improvers courses), Donahies Community School (beginners and improvers), and O'Fiaich Institute (beginners).
You can learn Irish Sign Language online through Donahies Community School and Bishopstown Community School.
Pick up a new skill or hobby
Pobalscoil Neasáin are running an online Creative Writing course. Intermediate Bridge courses (evening and daytime options) are available at St Tiernan’s Community School. Music Production and Podcasting courses will be running at Pobalscoil Neasáin. O'Fiaich Institute Dundalk are also offering Indian Cookery, Guitar, Beauty & Make-Up, and Ukulele for Beginners. They'll also be delivering online courses in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Powerpoint).
Online Mindfulness courses are available via both Cabinteely Community School and St Colmcille’s Community School. Scoil Mhuire, Clane will by running a Grief and Sorrow Workshop over 5 sessions, and one of their Cognitive Behavioural Therapy courses will be available online.
Pilates and Yoga via Zoom
Finally, with some doubt still remaining over in-person exercise classes, a number of centres will be providing Pilates and Yoga classes via Zoom. Daytime Pilates classes will be available through Cabinteely Community School, St Colmcille’s Community School, and St Tiernan’s Community School. Malahide Community School will be running a Pilates course specifically for women. A mixed ability Yoga class is available through Cabinteely, while Malahide will be running online Yoga classes for beginners and improvers, as well as a designated Yoga for Men course.
Courses start from mid September and enrolment is now available.