Literacy Classes (Reading, Writing, and Spelling)
This course is for adults who need to improve their reading, writing, and spelling. This can be provided on a one-to-one or in a small group. Courses are also offered in outreach centres across the county- Mountmellick, Portarlington, Abbeyleix, and Rathdowney.
Time: Morning, afternoon or evening classes 1-4 hours per week. For more information on one-to-one classes, please click here.
Intensive Tuition in Adult Basic Education
This course is an intensive 14-week course in adult basic education which offers participants the opportunity to improve their reading, writing and computer skills.
Time: Tuesday and Thursday 9:30 am- 11 am and 11:15 am- 12:45 pm
Learning through Gardening
This course is for anyone who would like to know the basics of gardening and would also like to work on reading, writing, and computer skills. It covers the following:
• Identify some common trees and shrubs
• Use a range of common gardening tools and equipment, e.g. gardening gloves, rake, spade, and trowel.
• Plant flowers or vegetables in a container and discuss what is needed for them to grow and flourish
• Discuss the four main stages of the life cycle of a plant
Time: 2 afternoons per week, 1:30 pm- 3:30 pm for 30 weeks Sept-June.
Healthy Living (Level 2)
This course is for anyone who left school early and wants to learn about healthy eating, exercise, and relaxation. If you want to know more about healthy eating and kick some old habits, or just has an interest in healthy living, this is the course for you.
Time: Wednesday and Frida9:30 am -11 am and 11:30 am -1 pm for 30 weeks Sept-June.
Absolute Beginner Computer Course
This a basic introduction to computers for complete beginners:
• How to turn on the computer
• How to use the mouse
• How to use the keyboard
• How to save documents
• How to get on the internet
Time: Wednesday morning 11:30 am- 1 pm for 15 weeks
Beginner Computers (Level 2)
This course will teach the following skills: how to access the internet, send emails, and use Microsoft Word. Learn how to book a flight, bank online, send an email, and type a letter.
Time: Wednesday morning 9:30-11:30 or Wednesday 1:30-3:30, or Wednesday 1:30 am- 3:30 pm, for 15 weeks
Introduction to IPad and Apps
The iPad is transforming the way we communicate and learn. Get the most from an iPad by joining this 12-week introductory course.
• Learn to use facetime, email and browse the web
• Learn to take photos and videos
• Learn to download and listen to music
• Learn to set up an iTunes account
• Learn how to download Apps and use them
Time: 1 afternoon per week for 12 weeks
Driver Theory Test Preparation
This course is designed to help people prepare for the Driver Theory Test by going through the Driver Theory CD on the computer and taking the practice tests. Please note it is up to participants to book their own Driver Theory Test.
Time: Wednesday 3:30 pm– 4:30 pm for 10 weeks
Give Maths a Go (Level 2)
This Basic Maths course starts right at the beginning: how to use a calculator and how to do addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. It looks at maths in our everyday lives and most importantly shows how learning maths can be fun.
Time: 1 morning/afternoon/evening per week