Literacy and Basic Education for Adults


The Education and Training Board (ETB) run a service called Adult Basic Education.  This service offers

  • One to One tuition in basic reading and writing
  • FETAC (up to level 3) accredited courses in communications, maths and basic computers
  • Intensive adult basic education
  • Driver Theory test
  • Return to education courses for Fás Community Employment participants
  • Family learning courses
  • Workplace learning
  • Support for adults with dyslexia
  • English as a second language


Adult Basic Education Centres in the SECAD area are as follows:


Ballincollig Adult Basic Education Service, Sarah Donovan

134 Castlepark, Ballincollig,  T. 021-4878899, E.


Carrigaline Adult Learning Centre, Frances McInerney
Parish Centre, St. Johns Church, Main Street, Carrigaline, Co. Cork

T. 021-4376084                         086-8238757


Cobh Adult Learning Centre, Tracy Conran
2 Harbour Hill Cobh Co. Cork
T. 021-4855472                         086-8238772


Midleton Adult Learning Service, Veronica Bowen

Abbey House, 4 Old Cork Road, Midleton, Co. Cork
T. 021-4621567                         086-8238769


Youghal Adult Literacy Scheme, Cathy O’Mahony

Colaiste Eoin, Golf Links Road,  Youghal, Co. Cork
T. 024-93674                         086-8238746



For Further Information on Adult Basic Education Centres:

ETB  Adult Education Organiser for Ballincollig, Carrigaline and Kinsale Road: Nuala Glanton, Tel: 0879879942 Email:

ETB Adult Education Organiser for Midleton, Cobh, Youghal: Marian O Mahony, Adult Education Centre, College Road, Fermoy.   Tel: 025-33225/086-8212257

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