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St Brendan's Education Centre Loughrea

St Brendan's Education Centre, Loughrea
St Brendan's Education Centre, Loughrea
The Staff at St Brendan's Education Centre, Loughrea
Front Row (Left to Right): Julie Brady, Helen Finn,
Freda Murphy, Mary Lane Heneghan
Back Row (Left to Right): Joe Larkin, Andrew Reddington, Marie Duffy, Anne Cuddy, Kevin Waldron, Jasmin Storen, Vincent O’Hara, Marie Higgins
Missing from Photo: Catherine Cooney, Delores Kavanagh, Kevin Staunton, Joe Cooney
St Brendan's Education Centre, Loughrea
St Brendan's Education Centre,
Contact: Ms. Catherine Cooney Phone: 091-841387
  Director Fax: 091- 842614
Address: St Brendan's Education Centre
Abbey Street
Co. Galway


12 Staff Members

Overview of Service / Programmes & Certification Offered:

Located in the centre of Loughrea, St Brendan’s Education Centre is a “second-chance? education provider for those who wish to gain qualifications, prepare for the working world and improve life skills.


Mission Statement

St Brendan’s Education Centre promotes a quality system of education that incorporates life long learning to all members of society and helps learners develop to their full potential in a secure environment.



  • To focus on the holistic development of each learner.
  • To support local schools and all Department of Education & Science policies.
  • To provide Learning Support.
  • Provide career guidance to all learners
  • Evaluate course content and delivery of services on an on-going basis.

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LCA 2 Class present a cheque to Colette Coen, Galway Hospice
LCA 2 Class present a cheque to Colette Coen,
Galway Hospice. Proceeds of a coffee morning
held at Centre

"Lá Gaelach 2007" - Notice

Artwork from St Brendan's Education Centre
Artwork from St Brendan's Education Centre

Daytime Programmes include:


Evening Programmes include:

  • Leaving Certificate Applied (LCAP)*
  • Junior Certificate Schools Programme (JCSP)*
  • FETAC* Level 3 Full Certification
  • Learning support


Casual Autumn and Spring eveningclasses for adults in areas of interest to them such as:

  • Art
  • Creative Writing
  • Dressmaking
  • BTEI* in a wide range of subjects
  • FETAC* Level 5 Childcare
  • FETAC* Level 5 Special Needs Assistant
  • OCR (Oxford Cambridge and RSA Exams in Classroom Assistant Course)
  • Other Evening Classes depending on demand.

*Junior Certificate Schools Programme

The Junior Certificate Schools Programme makes the Junior Certificate more accessible to people who may have left school without formal qualifications. It is a practical programme which combines project work with formal examinations. It is also suitable for second chance learners.

* L.C.A.P.

The Leaving Certificate Applied is an alternative course to mainstream Leaving Certificate. It is more practical as it involves project and task work. It also includes work experience and learners can progress on to PLCs, Institutes of Technologies, Access Programmes, Banks, Gardai etc after successfully completing the course.


The Further Education & Training Awards Council gives people the opportunity to gain recognition for learning in education or training centres, in the work place and the community.

Subjects Offered:

  • English & Communications
  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Literacy
  • Horticulture
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Food & Cookery
  • Childcare


The Back to Education Initiative is a part-time programme, established to meet the needs of adults working during the day and seeking formal qualifications in the area of:

  • Childcare
  • Special Needs and
  • Classroom Assistant


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Target Group:

Early School Leavers and Second Chance Learners.


Times / months available:

  • Day Programmes: these run from September to Mid-July (Mon - Fri 9.00am - 4.00pm)


Support Services:

  • Crèche Facilities on-site
  • Pre-school on-site
  • Career Guidance/Counselling service
  • Advocacy Services
  • Community Liaison worker
  • Literacy Provision
  • Recreation facilities

Doreen Donoghue, Teresa and Sarah Ward
St Brendan's Education Centre,
Learners in St Brendan's Education Centre Loughrea
Learners in St Brendan's
Education Centre Loughrea

"Lá Gaelach 2007"

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