Life Long Learning

There is no end to education.

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The Right Course

Below you can find course and training opportunities available to you or your employees. You’ll also find information on grants and other financial supports and career guidance.

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The Springboard+ upskilling initiative in higher education offers free and subsidised courses at certificate, degree and masters level leading to qualifications in areas where there are employment opportunities in the economy.

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Skillnet Learning Networks focus their activities specifically in areas where skills deficits have been highlighted by enterprise and that offer the best career progression opportunities for learners.  If you are an employee, training provided through Skillnet Ireland will provide you with the opportunity to reskill and progress in your career.

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Further Education and Training or FET, offers a wide variety of life-long education options to anyone over 16. FET includes apprenticeships, traineeships, Post Leaving Cert (PLC) courses, community and adult education as well as core literacy and numeracy services.  FET courses are provided at levels one to six on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).

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Teagasc is the state agency providing research, advisory and education in agriculture, horticulture, food and rural development in Ireland.

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Design and Crafts Council Ireland

The Education Panel is an important resource of experienced designers and craftspeople who are passionate about their practice and committed to sharing their expertise with others and the education panel deliver educational projects for people of all ages and abilities.

Staff Picks

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What is life long learning?

All you need is imagination!

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Life Long Learning in Later Life

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The Benefits of Life Long Learning

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How do I get Started?

Music Lessons

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Coursera collaborate with 200 leading universities and companies and you can start streaming on-demand video lectures today from top instructors in subjects like such as business, computer science, data science, language learning and more.

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Dash is a fun and free online course that teaches you the basics of web development through projects you can do in your browser.

General Assembly is a pioneer in education and career transformation, providing training in today’s most in-demand skills.

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Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes for creative and curious people, on topics including illustration, design, photography, video, freelancing, and more

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Lynda - Linkedin Learning is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through individual, corporate, academic and government subscriptions, members have access to a video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.

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Future Learn

Learn 100% online with world class universities and industry experts. Develop hobbies, new skills and career-changing expertise with FutureLearn flexible courses.

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UDEMY is a global marketplace for learning and instruction and connects students all over the world to the instructors.

Talent is universal but opportunities are not.  With access to online education, resources and instruction anyone, anywhere can gain skills.


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“Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.

Leonardi de Vinci

The National IPB Pride of Place Awards Ceremony is taking place this Saturday 21st January from 7pm

The National IPB Pride of Place Awards Ceremony is taking place this Saturday 21st January from 7pm, and will be streamed live at the link below – it may be of interest to your community as it will showcase award-winning projects where communities have worked together...

Government announces €4.3 million to assist third level students with the cost of living

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research and Innovation Simon Harris TD has today announced €4.3 million to assist students with the cost of living. The once off funding will be provided through the Student Assistance Fund, which assists students with books...

Official Opening of University of Galway Access Centre

Minister of State Anne Rabbitte officially opens Access Centre offices at University Minister of State at the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth and at the Department of Health, Anne Rabbitte, T.D. has launched University of Galway’s...

Government announces allocations of more than €22 million in supports to third-level students

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD has announced the allocations of €17.1 million in student supports and €5 million to support students’ mental health and wellbeing. Additional supports were provided in Budget...

€16.2 million to support 15 research projects led by Technological Universities and Institutes of Technology

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD has today announced €16.2 million in funding from Science Foundation Ireland for 15 collaborative projects aimed at increasing research capacity within the Technological...

Implementation of the first phase of ISL Scheme

The Minister for Education Norma Foley TD and the Minister of State with responsibility for Special Education and Inclusion Josepha Madigan TD have today announced further details on the implementation of the first phase of the Irish Sign Language (ISL) scheme which...

Minister Harris announces significant progress in the development of the International Education Mark

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris has announced significant progress in the development of the International Education Mark (IEM). A new suite of policy documents for the IEM has now been launched for public...

Government announce €450,000 in funding for Travellers in Apprenticeships

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD has today (Tuesday) announced the roll-out of €450,000 in funding to support members of the Traveller community to access apprenticeships. The funding will be used for a...

Statement by the Tánaiste Leo Varadkar following an update on the tech sector with the IDA and Enterprise Ireland

Today senior IDA and Enterprise Ireland staff briefed me and Ministers of State Damien English and Dara Calleary on the current situation in the global tech sector. This followed a series of direct contacts by my office and the agencies with the companies involved. My...


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Results of Leaving Certificate appeals released.