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Palmerstown Community School Adult Education

Upper Kennelsfort Road, Palmerstown,, Dublin 20., Palmerstown, Dublin, Republic of Ireland. Eircode: D20 P236

The next term will start on the 27th September 2022.

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 gain a QQI qualification,  learn a new skill, get fit or get out of the house and meet people we have a class for you.

Tuesday Classes

Acrylic Nails, Shellac and Nail Art course, Barbering, Beauty and Makeup, Computers for Beginners,  Business Administration QQI Level 5, Business Management Course QQI Level6,Care of the Older Person QQI Level 5, Carpentry & Wood turning (Beginners), Complex Trauma, Computers MS Office,  Counselling & Psychotherapy, Creative Writing for adults, Creative Textiles/Fine Art, Crochet (Beginners/Improvers),  Digital Photography, Drawing and Sketching, English as a Second Language, First Aid Course, Flower Arranging, French (Beginners  & Improvers), Guitar (Beginners & Improvers), Hairdressing, , Italian (Beginners & Improvers), Lámh, Macrame, Maths – Leaving Certificate. (Higher and Ordinary Level), Meditation & Mindfulness, Painting – Beginners & Improvers, Pilates, SettingUp Your Own Business, Sign Language (Beginners)  S.N.A. QQI Level 5, Spanish (Beginners & improvers), Tai Chi, Ukulele, Yoga.

Thursday Classes

Tai Chi, Yoga.

This year we are delighted to be working in partnership with The Open College to provide SNA QQI level 5, Business Administration QQI Level 5, Business Management QQI Level 6, 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 Skills

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 Exchange:  Human Resources; Preparing for meetings; Processing Business Documents.  The course is an elective component in the Major Award “Office…

Complex Psychological Trauma and Adolescents

This class is ideally suited for those working with adolscents.  Recognise the symptoms and causes of psychological trauma in adolscents and the supports available. Vital information for those working with adolscents!

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 signs can help to support communication. Lámh users may be more easily understood when they use signs with speech.  …

Creative Textiles/Fine Art

An introduction to creative textiles. Experimenting with fabrics and textiles.  This course includes fabric manipulation, heat treating synthetic textiles, needle felting, wet felting, painting on fabric, free motion stitching.  Experiments will be placed into a sketch book.  *A4 Sketchbook is required.

Flower Arranging

Learn how to create beautiful and amazing floral arrangements using fresh flowers and foliage in a relaxing and therapeutic atmosphere.  Bring your own foilage and fresh flowers so that you can leave with a beautiful flower arrangement each night e.g  table spray/decorations, door wreaths, hand tie bouquets, bows and more!  A secuters is required!  Details…

Beauty & Makeup

Do you love makeup?  Learn different styles of makeup and look and feel amazing! Bring your own products and brushes. Course delivered by an expert Makeup Artist!

Business Management

This Business Management course is delivered in partnership with the Open College. The course is designed for people who wish to work in Business and Finance. Topics covered include: Types of Business Organisations and Structures, Management Activities, Management Skills, Leadership styles the External Factors that Impact an Organisation. How to conduct a SWOT analysis and…

Setting Up Your Own Business

A step by step approach to starting your own Business. Preparing a business plan- Production, Marketing, Finance and Promotion. *Highly qualified tutor.

Care of the Older Person

Delivered in partnership with the Open College this Care of the Older Person course is designed to equip the learner with the skills and knowledge to care for older people.*Runs for 12 weeks.**30 hours work experience required.  ***Access the following link:

Computers For Beginners.

Learn the basics and gain confidence in a relaxed class environment.  This  Computer course for beginners  is designed to give the basic knowledge required to carry out everyday routine work on a computer. The course will introduce you to basic computer technology, Microsoft Office, Word, Creating documents, Saving files, Emails, Internet etc.

Computers for Beginners

Computers for Beginners at Palmerstown Community School. Introducing Computers for Beginners – A course that touches on skills such as surfing the web, sending emails & creating documents etc. For participants with little or no previous experience. Learn the basics in a relaxed & friendly atmosphere.

Carpentry & Woodturning - A practical approach (Beginners)

A basic understanding of carpentry and joinery. Learn to create basic joints,while appreciating health and safety in relation to tools and equipment.  Create a mirror/picture frame, bird box, jewellery box etc.* Materials included.

Cooking and Baking Course

Be the next Mary Berry or Jamie Oliver!  Our Master Chef will enhance your cookery skills with a wide range of recipes e.g soups, breads, main courses and mouth watering deserts! *First class is a demonstration class and participants supply ingredients after the first class!

Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Theory of Counselling and Counselling Skills.  A foundation Course for further studies in Counselling.

Crochet - Beginners/Improvers.

Why not try your hand at crochet!  Learn a new craft in a relaxed setting and design your own garments.  *Starter kit included.

Ukelele - Beginners

Learn to play this little gem!  Our master tutor will have you strumming, picking and playing the Ukelele in no time. *Ukelele required.

Digital Photography

A foundation Digital Photography workshop for beginners regardless of the type of camera used. You will learn the functions and settings of your camera, how to hold your camera correctly to get the best photograph, ISO, Shutter Speed, Focus Points, Aperture, Depth of Field and Exposure.  You will also learn how to improve your photography. …

Drawing and Sketching

Unlock your hidden drawing talent!  Learn different types of drawing/sketching using pencil, pen, charcoal and conté.  This class will cover figure drawing, gesture drawing, line drawing, perspective drawing and blind contour drawing. The following materials are required – Sketch Pad (A4 or A3 size). 4B Pencils, eraser, Black charcoal, Pastel (multicoloured), Conte (Brown colour),

Creative Writing for Adults

In this Creative Writing for Adults course participants will receive instruction and feedback in the writing of fiction (short stories, extracts from novels, memoir) in a relaxed setting.  Whether you write for self-expression, wellbeing, personal development, interest or with a view to publication, this course is a place to begin.

English as a Second Language

Do you want to speak and read English more fluently?  A fun and relaxed atmosphere to learn and practise basic English for everyday conversations with a focus on listening, reading, pronunciation, writing and grammar.

First Aid Course.

A 12-hour course certified by the Irish Red Cross that includes adult and infant CPR, basic injuries, fractures, bleeding, burns, haemorrhage and poisons.  Please wear tracksuit bottoms or trousers!  *Start date 18th October  2022  **6 Weeks.  Workbook available for €12 extra.

French Beginners

A 10 week course for complete beginners.  This French Beginners course will enable learners to develop skills and confidence to communicate with other people at a basic level while visiting France.  Taught by a native speaker!

French Improvers

For those who wish to continue to improve on the language skills previously learned and move on to conversational French.  Taught by a native french speaker you will learn to use the language in a practical way.

Nail course - Acrylic Nails, Shellac and Nail Art.

This nail course is ideal for anyone who wishes to develop skills and techniques that will enhance nails and give a flawless finish.  Learn how to apply acrylic and shellac nails and apply nail art using the kit supplied!  Nail kit supplied to the value of €100.

Guitar - Beginners.

Learn to play the guitar in this step by step class with a professional guitar player.

Guitar - Improvers.

An ideal class for those who have completed the Beginner’s course or who have a good command of basic chords.

Barbering - Beginners course

This Barbering beginners course is an introduction to barbering which includes basic and modern cutting and styling, blending, razor fading and blending, beard styling.  Participants must bring their own model after the 1st class. Materials required for the class – Razor, comb, trimmer, cutting scissors, trimming scissors, gown and spray water.

Hairdressing Beginners course.

This Hairdressing beginners course is an introduction to salon life to include cutting, styling and achieving that perfect blow dry.  Short hair styling.  Sectioning hair, ponytails and plaits.  Techniques (backcombing, smoothing, creating different types of curls).  Using heated appliances. Models and own equipment required!

Italian - Beginners.

A wonderful opportunity to learn this romantic language in a fun and friendly atmosphere.  Taught by a native speaker, emphasis on conversational Italian.

Italian - Improvers.

This class is ideally suited for those who have completed the Beginners Course or who have a good knowledge of Italian.  Taught by a native speaker.

Meditation & Mindfulness.

Learn how to become more present in your life and to lead a happier life with less worry.

Computers - MS Office (Intermediate)

This computer course is based in key applications in MS Office, Word, Excel, Powerpoint.  The course will cover basic tasks through to advanced.  Some previous computer knowledge is required.  Certificate on completion of course.

Painting - Beginners/Improvers.

Create landscapes, portraits, still life, abstract and more in this relaxed class.  Participants provide watercolour or acrylic paints! Paints can also be purchased from the tutor prior to the class.

Pilates -Beginners/improvers.

Pilates helps in keeping fit, works on core muscles and will leave you feeling relaxed, mindful and toned. This class is held in the studio in the Sports Hall.

Sign Language: Beginners

This Sign Language course will help break down barriers and learn to communicate with the hard of hearing.

Spanish - Beginners

Basic level of conversation of Spanish for use in everyday situations.  Taught by a native speaker.

Spanish - Improvers

A follow-on Spanish improvers course for those who have completed a beginner’s course and wish to further improve their vocabulary and grammar.  Taught by a native speaker.

Special Needs Assisting Course (SNA - QQI Level 5)

This Special Needs Assisting course is delivered in partnership with the Open College.  The course is designed for people who wish to pursue a career in working with children with special needs in an educational setting.                                       …

Tai Chi

Muscle and joint ache?  Poor posture or balance?  An introductory course to Tai Chi!  Release tension from the joints and muscles.  The gentle flowing movements of Tai Chi bring strength and flexibility to the body. This class is held in the Studio in the Sports Complex!

Tai Chi

Muscle and joint ache?  Poor posture or balance?  An introductory course to Tai Chi!  Release tension from the joints and muscles.  The gentle flowing movements of Tai Chi bring strength and flexibility to the body. This class is held in the Studio in the Sports Complex!


Learn the art Macrame by decorating your home with wall hangings, plant hangers, table runners etc.  All made with simple knots, natural dyes and recycled objects.

Yoga Class

Experience the power of yoga through relaxation, posture and breath work.  Yoga mat required. Class is held in the Studio in the Sports Complex!

Yoga Class

Experience the power of yoga through relaxation, posture and breathing exercises.  Yoga Mat required! Class is held in the Studio in the Sports Complex!

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Palmerstown Community School Adult Education
Upper Kennelsfort Road, Palmerstown,
Dublin 20., Palmerstown, Dublin
Republic of Ireland
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