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The Adult Education Department of Colaiste Chiaráin has been an integral part of our community since it was established in 1982. We offer an extensive range of adult education courses and classes, all at competitive prices. 

Coláiste Chiaráin is committed to promoting educational opportunities and qualifications for adults in the form of further and continuing education and especially second chance education for those who have not benefited from their schooling All evening classes and courses are constantly monitored to ensure they are relevant and contemporary, and the curriculum is tailored to the needs of the students


Interested parties can enrole by:

  • By phone 01 6247624 / 01 6295046

  • In person on night of enrolement

  • Online by clicking the Enrol button to the right.


Latest details on Levels 5 & 6 can be found here.

Early Childhood care and Education level 6 classes take place on Saturdays. This course is aimed at superiors or those wishing to move into a supervisory role in a childcare setting.   

Early Childhood care and Education level 5 classes take place every Tuesday and Thursday. This course is aimed at childcare workers or those considering setting up childcare facilities.

Both courses are recognized and awarded by QQI.  Please click on the link for more information about these courses.

You can make direct contact with our office through this email form.

Adult Education Updates

Spring Schedule 2016 and Commencement Dates!

We are currently taking enrolments for our Spring term of classes. You can view or book any of our classes by clicking on the 'Enrol Here' button below on the left. We have added some more classes to the programme  this term and we hope they will be of interest to you. Our classes are due to commence on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday the 26th, 27th and 28th January (unless otherwise specified). Childcare Level 6 begins on Saturday the 16th January at 9.30am.....Book early to avoid disappointment! Posted: Thu 7th of January, 2016

Spring Programme 2016!

Our Spring Brochure will be available in local shops and libraries from early January. You can view and book the classes online from late December or early January by clicking on the icon below (left). If you have a query regarding any course, you can send your query to '' (or you can complete the form below) and we will get back to you as soon as we can. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking all our learners and tutors for their contribution over the last year and we look forward to meeting you in the New Year. In the meantime, have a lovely Christmas! Posted: Wed 23rd of December, 2015

Adult Education October Midterm Break!

Please note that the school will be closed on Tuesday 27th, Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th October. No evening classes. No L6 Childcare class on Saturday the 31st October either. Enjoy the break! Posted: Mon 26th of October, 2015

Autumn Programme of Classes 2015

Brochures will be available from late August and online enrolments will also be possible from that time. Public Enrolment Nights will take place on Tuesday and Thursday the 8th and 10th September 7pm - 8.30pm. Classes are due to commence on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday the 22nd, 23rd and 24th September (unless otherwise specified). Childcare L6 starts Saturday 19th September (9.30am - 3.30pm) Mod 1 - Supervision in Early Childhood Care. Childcare L5 starts 22nd September (7pm - 9.30pm) Mod 1 - Child Health and Well Being. Posted: Tue 28th of July, 2015

Easter Holidays!

Coláiste Chiaráin will be closed for Adult Education Classes on Tuesday the 31st of March, Wednesday the 1st of April, Thursday the 2nd April and Saturday the 4th of April.  The school will also be closed the following week: 7th, 8th and 9th of April. Childcare classes will run as normal on Saturday the 11th of April. Enjoy the break! Posted: Mon 30th of March, 2015

Contact Details

Telephone:       01 6247624

                         01  6295046

Director :                    Maire Ni Scanaill

Assistant director:      Noel Daly

Coordinator:               Mary Gallagher

In the area of qualifications, QQI are responsible for maintaining the ten-level NFQ (National Framework of Qualifications).

QQI are also an awarding body and set standards for awards we make in the NFQ.

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