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Adult Basic Education


If you find reading, writing, working with numbers or using technology is holding you back our Adult Basic Education Service is a good starting point for you. 


The Adult Basic Education (ABE) Service offers part-time courses to adults who want to: 

  • Return to education
  • Brush up on reading, writing, maths and computers
  • Improve English language skills
  • Upskill for work or further study
  • Gain confidence and work towards a QQI certificate 

Courses are open to anyone over the age of 16 and not in full time education.  

Places are offered first to adults who left school early, are on social welfare payments or in low paid employment and have been out of education for some time. 

The Adult Basic Education Service is free, friendly and confidential.  Classes are available during the day and in the evenings and usually run from 2-8 hours per week. Students work at their own pace in small groups to build skills and confidence. 

Whether you have some previous experience or are just starting out, our experienced and friendly staff will help you along the way.  Make an appointment with one of our staff members today to find the right course for you. 


For further information please contact:

Niamh Maguire – Coordinator

Ros Bremner – Resource Worker
Tel: 0404-64002


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Wicklow Further Education & Training Centre,
The Murrough, Wicklow Town, Co. Wicklow.

Tel: 0404-64023