Adult & Community Education

?All human beings are born with unique gifts. The healthy functioning of our community depends on its capacity to develop each gift?. - Peter Senge, ‘The Learning School?.

Overview

The Adult Education Service provides a number of education programmes throughout the county. The service is administered through the Vocational Education Committee headquarters at Coiléar Bán, Athenry, Co. Galway. The Adult Education Service offers a comprehensive, holistic, inclusive programme of education to all its learners. It aims to ensure that all who come to study can do so at a level that compliments their innate talents and abilities.

East and West Galway:

County Galway VEC is divided into two regions, each of which is managed by one of two Adult Education Officers.

East and West Galway Regions

Adult Education Officers:

 
 

East Galway

 

AEO:

Tel:

Fax:

Email:

 

Secretary:

Tel:

Fax:

Email:

Web:

Eithne Nic Dhonnchadha Adult Education OfficerEithne NicDhonnchadha

091-874538

091-874270

 


Olivia Monaghan

091-874533

091-874270



 
 

West Galway

 

AEO:

Tel:

Fax:

Email:

 



Secretary:

Tel:

Fax:

Email:

Seán MacLochlainn Adult Education OfficerSean Mac Lochlainn

091-866912

091-557177

 


Claire Doyle

091-866912

091-557177

 

   
 

Community Education Service

Contact Details

 
 

Contact

Address:

Máire Uí Éanaigh
Community Education Facilitator

Co. Galway V.E.C.
Coiléar Bán
Athenry
Co. Galway

Phone:

Fax:

Staff:

091-874260

091-874270

Olivia Monaghan
(Adult Education/C.E.F. Secretary)

   
 

Overview of Service / Programmes & Certification Offered

The Community Education Service supports the development of Community Education across the county.  The service is part of the Co. Galway V.E.C. Life Long Adult Education Service and through the Community Education Grant Scheme, provides support in the form of financial assistance to community and voluntary groups wishing to run educational programmes in their own locality.

Target Group:

Community and Voluntary Groups

Resources & Expertise Available:

Advice and assistance is available to community and voluntary organisations in promoting the development and nurturing of new community-based learning groups.

The Community Education Service provides the following:

  • Support to new and existing community education groups in the form of technical, administrative and educational inputs.
  • Developing and encouraging partnerships and links with statutory and other providers.
  • Promoting the role of the sector in supporting outreach and referral to the statutory sector.
  • Liasing on quality assurance, accreditation and certification issues.

Assistance in the implementation of the Back to Education countywide is available through this service.

Times available:

Programmes are timed to meet the needs of the Community and Voluntary groups.

Community Education Grants

Please click here to download Community Education Grant Application Form



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