Adult Learning

The Adult Learning Service provides literacy tuition in a supportive environment for adults who need support with their reading, writing, maths or spelling. Literacy tuition helps learners to improve their listening and speaking skills, and enables learners to employ everyday technology to communicate and handle information. Learners acquire more than just the technical skills of communication (reading, writing and spelling): the personal, social and economic dimensions empower the individual to reflect on their situation, explore new possibilities and initiate change.

Basic education courses include Family Learning programmes, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), and Childcare. Certification is available in both single modules and full certificates. Learners can take Junior and Leaving Certificate subjects, while classes to assist adults with literacy and numeracy are also available.

The service is free and may be offered on a one-to-one basis or in small groups depending on individual needs. Classes are available in locations and at times suited to the participants. Enquiries, in full confidence, are welcome at the numbers below:

Adult Learning is co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020.

Adult Learning Contact Centres

Joan Slevin
Adult Literacy Organiser
Further Education Centre
Clonown Road
Athlone
Co. Westmeath
N37 T6XO

Telephone: 09064 92188 or 086 1731931
Email: adultliteracysouth@lwetb.ie

Frances Stephenson
Adult Learning Centre
Church St
Longford

Telephone: 043 3345609
Email: fstephenson@lwetb.ie

Tricia Egginton
Marlinstown Business Park
Mullingar
Co. Westmeath

Telephone: 044 9342111
Email: adultliteracynorth@lwetb.ie

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