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Palmerstown Community School Adult Education

Upper Kennelsfort Rd, Dublin 20, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

The next term will start towards the end of January 2017.

Palmerstown Community School provides a variety of evening classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays  with something to suit all tastes.

We aim to provide quality classes with the best tutors in a relaxed and friendly environment. So whether you want to learn a new skill, get fit or get out of the house and meet people we have a class for you.

Beauty Basics, Indian Head Massage, Aromatherapy, National Economics, Setting Up Your Own Business, Introduction to Counselling, Conflict Management, Personal and Professional Development, Yoga, FITSTEPS, Home Cooking, Pottery, Car Mechanics, Creative Writing, Blogging, Academic Writing, Art Portfolio Preparation, Italian, Spanish, ECDL, Painting, Stained Glass Art, Sign Language , Guitar, Manual Handling and more.

This year we are delighted to be working in partnership with The Open College to provide SNA QQI level 5 and Care of the Older Person QQI Level 5.

We operate on a self financing basis, classes will run when the minimum number of students is reached to cover the cost of the class. Fees are non-refundable, except in cases where the class doesn’t run.

Business Administration (QQI level 5)
Delivered in partnership with The Open College. This course is designed for people who wish to work in the Business, Finance, Administration and Marketing sectors. Topics covered include: The Organisation; Finance, Money, Banking and Foreign…
Arts & Crafts course
A relaxing and enjoyable class for all abilities. Learn how to make a range of items and enjoy being creative with this Arts & Crafts course.  
Book Club
Develop your interest in reading and talk about the books you are reading in a relaxed and friendly environment at this monthly book club. *Books supplied each month.  A qualified librarian runs the sessions.
Barbering course
An introduction to barbering which includes basic cutting, blending, razor work and beard styling. Participants must bring their own customer with them.
Braille course (Grade 1)
Learn how to read and write with your eyes. A wonderful opportunity to learn Braille, a reading and writing system used by blind and visually impaired people. This course is designed for those who are…
Bridge class (for absolute beginners)
Enjoy this Bridge class for absolute beginners in a friendly atmosphere at Palmerstown Community School.
Setting Up Your Own Business
A step by step approach to setting up a business and preparing a business plan to help raise finance for the venture. No previous experience required and will suit anybody who is actually setting up…
Care of the Older Person (QQI Level 5)
Care of the Older Person evening class at Palmerstown Community School. Palmerstown CS Adult Education in partnership with The Open College offer Care of the Older Person QQI Level 5. Tuesday evenings from September 18th…
Carpentry ( a practical approach for beginners)
A basic understanding of Carpentry and joinery on Tuesday evenings at Palmerstown Community School
Home Cooking and Baking
Be the next Mary Berry or Jamie Oliver! Our qualified chef will guide you through this Home Cooking and Baking course. *Prices include ingredients
Alcohol and Drug Awareness (A Family Focus Programme)
Delivered in partnership with Community Awareness of Drugs (CAD). This certified and practical Alcohol and Drug Awareness course features interactive sessions tailored to the group’s needs and a focus on knowledge and skills development. It gives…
Introduction to Counselling
Perfect for those who wish to find out more about a career in Counselling or those who want to learn the skill.
Creative Writing for adults (Beginners and intermediate)
In this course participants will receive instruction and feedback in the writing of fiction (short stories, extracts from novels, memoir) in a relaxed setting. Be prepared to read and receive gentle feedback of your work…
Digital Marketing course
Delve into the world of business and advertising with this Digital Marketing course. Gain expert knowledge on blogging, social media marketing and online advertising.
Digital Photography
This is a foundation workshop for beginners regardless of the type of camera you use. Subjects covered: Learn the functions and settings of your camera, how to hold your camera correctly to get the best…
ECDL
2 modules covered at a minimum. Computer Basics, Word, Excel.
Social English
Basic English skills for life. Letter writing, form filling. Tailored to your needs.
Basic First Aid course
An 8-hour course certified by A and E Training that includes Adult and infant CPR/AED, haemorrhage control, choking, bleeding, burns, fracture immobilization and a look at common diseases. Each student will receive training aids and…
Cardiac First Response Course
Training provided by qualified instructors from DX2 Training Solutions, Dublin. This practical Cardiac First Response course will train participants as cardiac first responders. This means participants are trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and in the use…
Operation Transformation
A keep fit class designed to get you moving and feeling good. Sign up and get ready for personal transformation in 2019!
French Beginners course
Basic level of conversation for use in everyday situations and on holiday in France. This French Beginners course is taught by a native speaker.
Guitar for Beginners
No prior experience with guitar needed. Musician Gerry Lane will guide beginners in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Gerry works regularly performing around Dublin and elsewhere around the country, particularly in the jazz, rock and…
Guitar for Improvers
Musician Gerry Lane will guide improvers in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Gerry works regularly performing around Dublin and elsewhere around the country, particularly in the jazz, rock and ska genres, and has completed a UK…
Ukulele beginners course
This Ukulele beginners course delivered by Palmerstown Community School will have you strumming, picking and playing in no time.
Hairdressing beginners course
This hairdressing beginners course is a  basic introduction to hairdressing includes cutting, straightening, perming, colouring, up-styles, and achieving that perfect blow dry.
Health and Safety at Work QQI Level 5
Delivered in partnership with The Open College. This Health and Safety at Work  course is designed for people who wish to pursue a career in this field and people who wish to pursue an interest…
Manual and Person Handling course
Training provided by qualified instructors from DX2 Training Solutions, Dublin. This practical course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to perform particular work and domestic duties in a safe manner through safe lifting…
Basic Computers
Learn the basics and gain confidence to use the internet, send emails and create documents. This Basic Computers course will introduce you to lots of interesting internet sites and services in a relaxed class environment.
Conversational Irish course
This class is suitable for those who have a basic knowledge of Irish and wish to practice their ‘cúpla focal’ in a relaxed and friendly environment with an expert tutor from Gael Linn.
Italian Level 1
Learn Italian with our experienced tutor who is a native speaker.Students love this class!
Italian Level 2
Learn Italian with our experienced tutor who is a native speaker. Improve your skills, for those with basic Italian or those who attended last term. 10 weeks €110 Friendly, supportive environment to practice your developing…
Leaving Cert. Maths (Ordinary Level)
Revision Leaving Cert. Maths (Ordinary Level) course covering key topics. Each session will feature theory first followed by practice, helping you to build your confidence in a supportive environment.
Social Maths
Maths for living. Learn about budgeting, taxes, payslips. Tailored to your needs.
Meditation and Mindfulness course
This Meditation and Mindfulness course will help you to become more present in your life and give you peace of mind.
Wellbeing
Learn how to promote personal wellbeing in your life and understand the importance of keeping well in this practical and relaxing course. Meditation included.
Teenage Mental Health course
Learn about the issues that affect teenage mental health and how to support teenagers in this interesting and relevant course suitable for parents, carers and relatives and those who work with teenagers.
Meditation and Mindfulness course
This Meditation and Mindfulness course will help you to become more present in your life and give you peace of mind.
Acrylic Nails, Shellac and Nail Art. (Beginners)
Get arty with nails. This nail art course is ideal for anyone who wishes to develop skills and techniques that will enhance nails and give a flawless finish. *Nail kit supplied.
Acrylic Nails, Shellac and Nail Art. (Beginners)
Get arty with nails. This nail art course is ideal for anyone who wishes to develop skills and techniques that will enhance nails and give a flawless finish. *Nail kit supplied.
Healthy Eating course
Demonstration classes each week with a focus on healthy, budget friendly dishes full of flavour. Enjoy eating the cooked food before the end of each class.
Advanced Painting
This course caters for those with previous painting experience in oils or acrylics.  Make your own work with guidance from the tutor in a relaxed friendly atmosphere.  Students supply their own materials - contact Adult…
Painting for Beginners
Colour mixing and theory in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. This course is for absolute beginners in painting.  Students provide their own materials - please contact Adult Education for further details.
Digital Photography
This is a foundation workshop for beginners regardless of the type of camera you use. Subjects covered: Learn the functions and settings of your camera, how to hold your camera correctly to get the best…
Pilates beginners course
Pilates helps in keeping fit, works on core muscles and leaves you feeling relaxed, mindful and toned.
Pottery class
Get your hands dirty and learn  the beautiful craft of pottery in this Pottery class. Thursday evenings 6:30-8:30pm. Price includes all materials.
Complex Psychological Trauma and Adoloscents
An Introduction to Psychological Trauma in School Students. Develop a better understanding of why some teenagers may be experiencing behavioural and academic difficulties.
Public Speaking course
This Public Speaking course is a fantastic opportunity to learn how to develop your public speaking skills and communicate effectively in a fun, friendly and supportive environment. Highly recommended. *Runs for 8 weeks
Sign Language Beginners Course
Our popular course returns! Help break down barriers & learn to communicate with the hard of hearing.
Sign Language Beginners Course (Tuesdays 8-9:30pm)
This Sign Language Beginners Course helps break down barriers and teaches how to communicate with the hearing impaired.
Spanish Level 1
Learn to speak Spanish with a native speaker. Friendly atmosphere, lots of opportunities to practice your new skills.
Spanish Level 2
Improve your Spanish with a native speaker. Lots of opportunities to practice your knowledge in a relaxed atmosphere.
Lámh Course
Training provided by a qualified Speech & Language Therapist. This practical course will teach participants how to use a manual sign system with children and adults with intellectual disability and communication needs. Use of Lámh…
Special Needs Assistant QQI level 6 course
Special Needs Assistant  QQI Level 6 Course Delivered in partnership with the Open College. Starts 31st January 2019. This is a 12 week course delivered in partnership with the Open college, designed for those who…
Special Needs Assisting (QQI level 5)
Special Needs Assisting evening course at Palmerstown Community School. Palmerstown Community School Adult Education in partnership with The Open College are delighted to offer Special Needs Assisting QQI Level 5 starting September 18th. 12 weeks.…
Stained Glass Art
Participants will learn the glass techniques of cutting, cold-construction and copper-foil stained glass. Students will create a 2D project using the copper-foil stained glass technique. Materials included.

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