Ballincollig courses for 2015

Location/Contact Telephone/Email/Web Type of Courses available
Ballincollig Adult Basic Education Service, 134 CastleparkContact: Sarah Donovan


  • Personal Growth
  • Local History & Heritage
  • Social Media
  • Maths
  • Intro to Gardening
  • Music Appreciation and Literacy
  • Keyboard Skills
  • Writing and Spelling Skills
  • English as a Second LanguageACCREDITED COURSES
  • Computer Skills QQI Level 2
  • Food Choice & Health and Safety QQ Level 2
  • Full Certificate in General Learning QQI Level 2
  • Personal Effectiveness & Digital Photography QQI Level 2

Word Processing & Internet Skills QQI Level 2

Ballincollig Community School, InnismoreContact: Ann Marie Daly 021 – 487
  • Wide range of night classes available

Computers for Beginners

Occupational First Aid

  • Sports, Exercise and Nutrition

Introduction to the Stock Market.

Ballincollig Family Resource CentreThe Old Village Shopping Centre, Station Road 021 –
  • Wide range of courses e.g. Parent Plus
  • SECAD’S Time to Change, Towards Occupation and AIR Start Your Own Business Programme
  • Grow Your Own programme


Department Social Protection Employment ServicesContact: Marie Harte MeetS at Westgate Foundation

To make an appointment contact.


(021) 4948900

  • Advice sessions on current courses and employment opportunities held by appointment.

Meets first and third Tuesday of month at 10.30-1PM

Headway (for people affected by brain injury and their families)Unit B3 Link Road Business Park Ballincollig Co CorkContact: Carol O’Brien Email: obrienc@headway.ieWebsite: 
  • LTI Headway Vocational Skills
  • It is a FETAC 3 course for people with an acquired brain injury.
  • Provides certification in,




Nutrition & Healthy Options

Acquired Brain Injury Education

Career Preparation.

Work experience

It will also include an initial induction phase as well as ongoing cognitive strategies and skill sampling.

The course will run 4 mornings per week: Monday – Thursday 9.30am – 2.30pm.

National Learning Network, Cork Business & Technology Park
Model Farm Road
Contact: Eoin Kelly
 021 434 1028—Seward-House.aspx

Courses in this Centre

  • Employer based training enables students to acquire practical skills with a host company in a skill area of their choice.
  • Focus programme for students with experience of mental ill health who want to enhance their levels of personal development, community integration, physical & mental well – being & vocational orientation.
  • Fresh Start  for those who would like an opportunity to make a new beginning & start a new career after a period out of the workforce.
  • Introductory Skills Training (PACES)

Designed to enable students to develop the knowledge, skills & attitudes necessary to make realistic vocational choices for training or employment, based on their own needs & strengths.

Location/Contact Telephone/Email/Web Type of Courses available
SECAD South and East Cork Area Development, Midleton Community Enterprise Centre, Knockgriffin, MidletonCourses run locally e.g. at FACT Ballincollig Family Resource Centre 021 – Wide range of courses for people seeking work, education, training and enterprise development. Examples include Time to Change (self esteem, identifying goals, managing change, CV prep etc), computer courses, start your own business, WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Programme) etc
SHEP (Cork Social and Health Education Project)Village Chambers, Village CentreContact: Kerri Fitzgerald 021 – 4666180mary.mangan@socialandhealth.com Wide range of wellbeing and personal development related courses including,.SHEP Certificate in Personal Development

SHEP Certificate in Social Awareness and Community Empowerment

Short Courses including,

  • Introduction to Personal Development
  • Effective Communication
  • Men’s Stress/Assertiveness
  • Caring for our well being
  • Women’s Health & Wellbeing
  • Family Communication
  • Seasons for Growth
CETB ( Cork Educaiton Training Board) Courses available in the Ballincollig Family Resource CentreContact: Patrick Callinan @East Cork Further Education and Youthreach Centre, Golf Links Rd, Youghal Patrick Callahan024 – 92804086 – 8532143
  • Healthcare Level 5
  • Business StudiesLevel 5
  • ECDL and Work ExperienceLevel 4
  • ESOL and ITLevel 4
Westgate FoundationWest VillageContact: Phil Lynch 021 –
  • Computer club courses
  • Dancing classes
  • Art
  • Bowling
  • Tai Chi
  • Choral group classes
  • Others from time to time
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