Adult Literacy Schemes

Return to Education (Fás) - East Galway Tuam / Headford

  Return to Education (Fás) East and West Galway




Ms. Margaret Hardiman

Return to Education (Fás) Co-Ordinator

Adult Literacy Office,
Dublin Road,
Co. Galway




Margaret Hardiman, Return to Education (Fas) Co-Ordinator093-26609



Headford Adult Learning Centre,
Main Street,
Co. Galway



Overview of Service / Programmes & Certification Offered:

A joint project between F?S and Co. Galway V.E.C., the Programme aims to give Community Employment Workers an opportunity to attend a workplace basic skills Course. The course is designed to meet the needs of the participants, to increase self confidence of the participants and to provide a learning environment, where learners choose what they want to learn, at their own pace.


Outline of Course Contents

Reading including for enjoyment, information and instructions.
Writing - Developing and enhancing writing skills.
Spelling – Spelling rules and Memory aids
Numeracy – Timetables, Calculator use and Budgeting.

Letter writing, both formal and informal, Note taking, recording phone messages, Form filling, Map Reading, Verbal Communication skills

Basic computer skills, Understanding computer technology
Keyboard skills, Basic Word processing, Spread sheets, Internet and Email

Personal development:
Self Awareness, Decision making, Assertiveness
Conflict resolution skills

There will be an opportunity for any willing participants to receive certification if they so wish. However it is not compulsory to do so.



  • Accreditation is an option for participants wishing to gain FETAC certification.


Enrolment and registration:

  • Informal discussion with the Course Organiser on a one to one basis to discuss individual learning needs and wants.
  • Agree venues and times.


Target Group:

Community Employment Workers


Times available:

Courses are arranged to suit participants.


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