All in the community: VTOS (Vocational Training and Opportunities Scheme) learners from Tipperary Education and Training Board at an open day organised by Limerick Community Education Network

For many adults, their last engagement with education was more than a generation ago and ended much to their relief when they walked out of the school(...)

Learners from the Southill Men’s Shed celebrate receiving their certificates at All Hallows College. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

The term “adult education” is something of a misnomer. It brings to mind an image of sitting awkwardly on tiny chairs in the local primary school and (...)

Learning the ropes: graduates from the Open Training College (above), which offers adult learning in human services and the non-profit sector
The A to Z of adult education

Access: Not everyone got the Leaving Cert they wanted. Mature students missed the chance to attend college. Students with disabilities and students fr(...)

If there is one thing I would change, it would be for the Government and employers to pledge that every citizen without a Leaving Certificate qualific(...)

Participants in the study took part in a three-hour test of literacy , numeracy and problem solving involving the use of technology.

One in six people here struggle with literacy while one in four lack numeracy skills, according to a major study published by the Organisation for Eco(...)

Mentor: Johnny Murtagh with Wes Doyle, Linda Farrell and their five children

It was reading that Mary O’Rourke was one of six “inspirational mentors” in The Family Project (RTÉ One, Monday), helping a family “struggling (...)