Adult Literacy Schemes

Return to Learning (Co. Council) - East Galway Loughrea / Tuam

  Return to Education (Fás) East and West Galway
Contact: Ms. Edel Byrne





086 – 3799 898


Edel Byrne, Return to Learning Co-Ordinator
  Return to Learning Co-Ordinator
Address: Adult Literacy Office
Abbey Street
Co. Galway


Overview of Service / Programmes & Certification Offered:

A joint project between Galway County Council and Co. Galway V.E.C. the Programme aims to give County Council Employees an opportunity to attend a workplace basic skills Course. The course will be 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 approaches 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.


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.



  • Certification is an option.


Target Group:

County Council Employees


Times available:

Courses are arranged to suit participants.


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