Course Description

Adult and Community Education

Maynooth University



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 student.budget@mu.ie to make further enquiries.


Course Code AD1
College Name Maynooth University
Course Category Adult & Community Education, Education
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Higher Diploma (NFQ Level 8)
Course Location Maynooth, Kildare, Ireland
Course Start Date 30th September 2019
Course End Date 11th May 2020
Course Fee €1250
Course Duration 100 hours One evening per week x 3 hours plus 3 Saturdays over the year.
Course Times Maynooth University Campus Monday Evening 7.00-10.00pm
Awarding Body National University of Ireland
Title of Awarding Certificate in Adult and Community Education
Entry Requirements Participants 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.
Career Path The 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
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Maynooth University



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

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