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

Rabbitte welcomes €129.2m across 48 school projects in Galway

Rabbitte welcomes  €129.2m investment across 48 school building projects in Galway Local Fianna Fáil Minister Anne Rabbitte, has welcomed confirmation from her party colleague and Minister for Education Norma Foley that her department has spent a total of €129.2m on...

Extension of deadline for schools to participate in the Summer Programme 2024

Minister for Education, Norma Foley TD, has announced the extension of the deadline for schools to participate in the Summer Programme 2024. The date is being extended from 26 April  to 17 May. The Summer Programme provides activities over the summer months for...

Key milestone reached for 10 flagship new school buildings – Department of Education

The Minister for Education Norma Foley TD has announced the issuing of Letters of Intent to successful contractors for Lot 6 of the Department’s Design & Build programme comprising 10 schools, including 3 campus projects, across two different bundles. This is one...

Significantly improved student supports to take effect from new academic year

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD has encouraged students to apply for improved student supports. SUSI has now opened for applications for student grant funding for the 2024/25 academic year.     Minister...

Irish Government pledges commitment to establishing guidelines on the use of AI

Minister for Education Norma Foley TD has announced that her department is working on establishing comprehensive guidelines for teachers and educators on the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the Irish education system. Officials are being supported by Oide, the...

MiGovernment has announced €79 million in funding to support digital learning in schools and minor building works.

Minister for Education Norma Foley TD has today announced €79 million in funding to support digital learning in schools and minor building works. €50 million in grant funding for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) will issue shortly to all recognised...

Office of Public Works Announces Re-Opening of Seasonal Heritage Sites

The Office of Public Works is delighted to announce the reopening of heritage sites across Ireland from 16 March 2024. The new season offers a great opportunity for visitors to rediscover the rich and diverse cultural heritage of their local areas. Heritage sites are...

Two-way bilateral trade in goods and services between Ireland and the UK was worth over €122 billion in 2022—or about €2.4 billion per week.

The Minister for Finance, Michael McGrath TD, is travelling to London for a three-day programme of engagements. The programme, drawn up in partnership with the Embassy of Ireland in London and Enterprise Ireland, is focused on promoting Ireland as a location and...

First ever LogisTYcs Expo for transition year students as job opportunities rise in sector

Minister Jack Chambers welcomed hundreds of students to the first ever LogisTYcs Expo, a special event aimed at showcasing the career and educational opportunities available in the critical Logistics and Supply Chain sector, which underpins trade in the Irish and...

Launch of Further Education and Training guide for young people no longer in Formal Education

Minister of State at the Department of Justice James Browne TD and Minister for Skills and Further Education Niall Collins TD have launched a guidance document to help young people in Youth Diversion Projects access Further Education and Training related...


Announced 25th August, 2023


R 1


30th August at from 2pm

Reply date: 5th September by 3.00pm


Available place facility opens.  Round 1 offers available online  on  also issued by email and sms text. 

Applicants who have not received an offer will receive a 'Statement of Application' email.

R 2

Round 2 Opens 11th September at 2pm

Round 2

Offers closes 13th September

at 3pm

R 3

Round 3 Opens

19th September

Round 3

Closes 21 September

at 3 pm

R 4

Round 4 Opens

26th September

at 10 am

Round 4

closes at 28th September

at 3pm

R 5

Round 5

Opens 3rd October

at 10 am


Round 5

Offers closes

5th October at 3pm.

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