Adult Education – So Many Benefits!

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Adult Education – So Many Benefits! We’ve all had a very tough and challenging year. The new year has begun with a third nationwide lockdown that will last until at least the end of January following the rapid spread of coronavirus. 

We’re all hoping that we can come out of this latest lockdown in a better and safer place. It’s important that we stay strong and stay positive in these difficult times. 

One way of coping is to plan ahead and think about what we want to do this year. For many adults, that means taking up learning.

Adult Education offers many things. It offers second chances to people who may have missed out on opportunities on their earlier education path. Adult Education also offers first chances to people who maybe never had the chance to go to school. Adult Education also offers opportunities for those who seek a new challenge, want to take up a new skill, explore a new hobby, or simply the opportunity to meet new people. 

Whether it be part-time courses, evening, morning or weekend classes or adult education courses, there’s something for everyone out there and this could be the perfect year for you to take the opportunity Adult Education offers you and make 2021 your year!

Regardless of what you choose to learn or why you choose to learn it, adult education brings with it a multitude of benefits and has the power to change lives. 

There is powerful evidence that adult learning has positive health effects and prolongs an active life. reports that Adult Education 

  • may reduce the risk of heart disease.
  • some of the activities typically found in Adult Education programmes appear to have their own health benefits – including the arts, crafts, learning a new language and exercise classes.
  • the social interaction of attending Adult Education classes appears likely to help protect health too. 

Other research has also identified the mental health and well-being benefits of Adult Education. It can boost self-confidence and raise self-esteem. It can help you to build a sense of purpose and connect with others. Adult Education can improve your life satisfaction and raise your sense of self-worth and can help to reduce depression.

Adult Education has also been known to be of tremendous help in overcoming isolation and loneliness, and can help people to build new friendships and be part of social groups. 

Some people who took up Adult Education have reported reductions in medication use and said that they visit their GP less often.

Such benefits can often extend out into improving your financial life as in certain cases participation in Adult Education has resulted in an increased desire to find a better job or visualize better financial expectations.

Finally there is the knock-on effect. Adults who learn often have a positive impact on their families. Teach an adult, and children will also learn. is Ireland’s largest part-time course finder database, with thousands of part-time courses, evening, morning and weekend classes and adult education courses to choose from. You’ll find your perfect course on

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