Community Education

What is Community Education?

Community education provides informal and non-formal education for hard-to-reach adults.  It is a process of learning and change that is rooted in the Community. Community Education aims to build the capacity of local communities to engage in diverse, dynamic and accessible learning in a non-threatening environment in order to effect change towards a more just and equal society.

Community Education courses are funded by the LWETB from its Community Education budget. Community Education aims to support community education in the form of the following:

  • providing and assisting communities or groups to set up new educational courses or to rejuvenate former community education groups;

  • assisting new groups to become established;

  • helping groups plan courses, access ETB resources, find tutors, apply for funding;

  • encouraging groups to try new activities (e.g. creative writing, flower arranging, pottery, yoga);

  • facilitating networking between groups;

  • offering supports for groups in areas like community consultation, review & evaluation and strategic planning.

Please click here for a copy of the Community Education Operational Guidelines.

Community Education Contacts

Nuala O’Brien
Community Education Facilitator
LWETB Further Education Centre
Clonown Road
N37 X2F1

Phone: 086 170 0936
Email: [email protected]

Conor Magrath
Community Education Facilitator
LWETB Further Education Centre
Church Street
N39 HR68

Phone: 085 8562817
Email: [email protected]