Course Description

Adult and Community Education

Adult education is a transformative and powerful tool for change. Impacting positively on the lives of those who participate, their wider communities and society as a whole, adult education provides a platform for radical and progressive thinking. The Certificate in Adult and Community Education, delivered by experienced and dedicated tutors, introduces research based teaching and learning methods which will provide students with both the knowledge and practical skills required to work with adults across a range of settings.  The course provides an excellent foundation for those considering a change in career towards adult teaching or for people employed in sectors where communication with adults in a learning environment is required such as libraries, galleries, museums, etc., or educational settings for rehabilitation and recovery.  Apply HERE 

Fee €1250.  An Easy Payment Option is available upon registration.

Part time students who are on courses at levels 6 to 10 on the framework of qualifications may be eligible to for the Student Assistance Fund (SAF) to help with the associated costs of attending a university course such as Travel, Childcare, Utilities, Materials etc. You should first consult: SAF Guidelines to see if you qualify and then e-mail to make further enquiries.

CollegeMaynooth University
Course LocationMaynooth, Kildare
Course CategoryAdult and Community Education, Educational & Teacher Training
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course QualificationAward / Certificate
Awarding BodyNational University of Ireland
Awarding Body DetailsCertificate in Adult and Community Education
Course Start Date4th October 2021
Course End Date9th May 2022
Course Duration100 hours One evening per week x 3 hours plus 3 Saturdays over the year.
Course TimeMaynooth University Campus Monday Evening 7.00-10.00pm
Course Fee€1250
Entry RequirementsParticipants must be 21 years of age or over on 1st January of the year in which the course commences. The nature of experiential learning and group processes that form part of Adult Education practice means that students must fully commit to 100% attendance on the course. Mitigating circumstances for exceptional instances of absences will be taken into account but must be accompanied by evidence of extenuating circumstances.
Carear PathThe NUI Certificate in Adult and Community Education is a standalone qualification however, when combined with the NUI Certificate in Equality Studies (On Line) and another of our certificate courses such as Disability Studies; Counselling Skills; or Community Development and Leadership it forms part of the Diploma in Arts: Training and Development for Socially Inclusive Workplaces. Every year a number of students from this course successfully progress onto the BA Community Studies (MH803) carrying with them the credits that they have accumulated on this level 8 course as Recognition of Prior Learning
Course CodeADC1
For information about Maynooth University, please visit their college page on by clicking here.

Course Provider

Maynooth University

1 Floor School of Education, North Campus Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Maynooth, Kildare, Republic of Ireland

Make Enquiry

Please insert your contact details and any additional information you require and we will forward your request to Maynooth University

Captcha code        I confirm I have read the Privacy Policy, Terms and Conditions & Cookie Information and agree to join the community.


Maynooth University
1 Floor School of Education
North Campus Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Maynooth, Kildare
Republic of Ireland
Visit Website