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Palmerstown Community School Adult Education

Upper Kennelsfort Road, Palmerstown,, Dublin 20., Palmerstown, Dublin, Republic of Ireland. Eircode: D20 P236

The next term will start on the 28th January 2020.

Palmerstown Community School provides a variety of evening classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays  with something to suit all tastes.

We aim to provide quality classes with the best tutors in a relaxed and friendly environment. So whether you want to gain a QQI qualification,  learn a new skill, get fit or get out of the house and meet people we have a class for you.

Tuesday Classes

Acrylic Nails, Shellac and Nail Art course, Arts & Crafts, Bakery & Pastry Course, Barbering, Basic Computers,  Business Administration QQI Level 5, Care of the Older Person QQI Level 5, Carpentry, Coping With Loss, Creative Writing for adults,  ECDL, English as a Second Language, Hairdressing, Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy, Italian, Meditation & Mindfulness, Painting – Beginners & Improvers, Pilates, Practical First Aid, Public Relations & Publicity Skills (Cert) Setting Up Your Own Business, Sign Language (Beginners) Setting Up Your Own Business,  S.N.A. QQI Level 5, Traditional Mussic Session,Yoga.

Thursday Classes

Bridge for the Beginner, Complex Psychological Trauma and Adolescents, Crochet – Beginners, Digital Photography, Guitar,  Home Cooking and Baking, Personal Development, Pottery, Spanish, Stained Glass Art, Tai Chi, Ukulele.

This year we are delighted to be working in partnership with The Open College to provide SNA QQI level 5, Business Administration QQI Level 5, Care of the Older Person QQI Level 5, Purchasing and Procurement QQI Level 6. 

Working in partnership with the Irish Academy of Public Relations  we are delighted to offer a Public Relations and Publicity Skills Course (Cert.)

We operate on a self financing basis, classes will run when the minimum number of students is reached to cover the cost of the class. Fees are non-refundable, except in cases where the class doesn’t run.

Acrylic Nails, Shellac and Nail Art. (Beginners)

This nail art course is ideal for anyone who wishes to develop skills and techniques that will enhance nails and give a flawless finish. *Nail kit supplied.

Arts & Crafts

Get creative and crafty in a course packed with craft activities including jewellery/Beading, Acrylic Fluid Art Painting, Mandala painting, Felting and more.  * Materials included.

Bakery and Pastry Course

Join us for a weekly fun, relaxed and informative night of baking with this Bakery and Pastry Course. A combination of demonstration and hands on practical work.  Delicious mouth-watering pastries will be produced and healthy baked snack options suitable for the lunchbox.  Simple decorative techniques will be demonstrated to achieve that professional finish! * Participants…

Barbering course

An introduction to barbering which includes basic cutting, blending, razor work and beard styling. Participants must bring their own model with them.

Basic Computers

Learn the basics and gain confidence in a relaxed class environment.  This course will introduce you to basic computer technology, Microsoft Office, Word, Creating documents, Saving files, Emails, Internet etc.

Bridge class (Improvers)

Enjoy this Bridge class in a friendly atmosphere at Palmerstown Community School. A follow on class for those who have completed the beginners class.  A game that will give you great pleasure and improve your memory.(ACOL)

Business Administration QQI Level 5.

Delivered in partnership with the Open College this Business Administration course is designed for people who wish to work in the Business, Finance, Administration and Marketing sectors.  Topics covered include: The Organisation, Finance, Money, Banking and Foreign Exchange:  Human Resources; Preparing for Meetings; Processing Business Documents.  This course is an elective component in the Major…

Care of the Older Person (QQI Level 5)

Care of the Older Person evening class at Palmerstown Community School. Palmerstown CS Adult Education in partnership with The Open College offer Care of the Older Person QQI Level 5. Tuesday evenings from the 28th January  6:30-9:30pm for 12 weeks.  *30 Hours work experience required. Small class size, expert tutor, high quality support and guidance.…

Carpentry course - A practical approach.( Beginners)

This Carpentry course provides the learner with a  basic understanding of carpentry and joinery. Create basic joints,  a mirror/picture frame, bird boxes, window boxes etc  *Materials included.

Complex Psychological Trauma and Adoloscents

An Introduction to Psychological Trauma in School Students. Develop a better understanding of why some teenagers may be experiencing behavioural and academic difficulties.  Examine the Symptoms, Causes and Supports available.  Vital information for those working with adolescents.

Coping with Loss in our lives.

An exploration of grief and loss in our lives.  This may include bereavement and separation.  This course will focus on developing coping strategies to deal with these issues in a calm and supportive atmosphere.

Creative Writing for adults (Beginners and intermediate)

In this course participants will receive instruction and feedback in the writing of fiction (short stories, extracts from novels, memoir) in a relaxed setting. Be prepared to read and receive gentle feedback of your work in class. Whether you write forself-expression, wellbeing, personal development, interest or with a view to publication, this course is a…

Crochet - Beginners.

Why not try your hand at crochet! Learn a New craft in a relaxed setting and design your own garments. *Starter kit included.

Digital Photography

This is a foundation workshop for beginners regardless of the type of camera you use. Subjects covered: Learn the functions and settings of your camera, how to hold your camera correctly to get the best photograph, ISO, Shutter Speed, Focus Points, Aperture, Depth of Field and Exposure. How to improve your photography, we will talk…


Improve your I.T. skills and gain a qualification to enhance job opportunities.  Get certified in at least 2 modules.   See our website for further details!

Emergency First Aid course

A 6 hour Emergency First Aid course certified by the Irish Red Cross that includes adult and infant CPR, cuts, burns, fractures and poisons.  Each participant will also receive a booklet.  Please wear tracksuit bottoms or trousers. *Complimentary tea/coffee, light refreshments provided mid morning.

English as a Second Language

Do you want to speak and read English more fluently?  A fun and relaxed atmosphere to learn and practise basic English for everyday conversations with a focus on listening, reading, pronunciation, writing and grammar. Class is  tailored to your needs!

Guitar for Beginners

A step by step class for the total beginner!  No prior experience with guitar needed. Musician Liam Smith will guide beginners in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Liam works regularly performing around Dublin and elsewhere around the country, particularly in the jazz, rock and finger style genres, as well as playing festivals across Ireland numerous…

Guitar for Improvers

From beginner to improver – learn more chords, techniques and playing styles.  Musician Liam Smith will guide improvers in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Liam works regularly performing around Dublin and elsewhere around the country, particularly in the jazz, rock and ska genres, as well as playing festivals across Ireland numerous times. He aims to give the…

Hairdressing beginners course

This hairdressing beginners course is a  basic introduction to hairdressing includes cutting, straightening, perming, colouring, up-styles, and achieving that perfect blow dry.  Short hair styling, sectioning hair, pony tails. Techniques (backcombing, smoothing, creating different types of curls)  Using heated appliances.

Home Cooking and Baking

Be the next Mary Berry or Jamie Oliver! Our qualified chef will guide you through this Home Cooking and Baking course and enhance your skills with a wide range of recipes eg. soups, breads, main courses and mouth watering deserts! *Participants supply ingredients after the first class.

Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Perfect for those who wish to find out more about a career in Counselling or those who want to learn the skill.             A foundation course for further studies in Counselling.

Italian - Level 2.

Taught by a native speaker.  This class is ideally suited to those who have completed the Beginners course or who have some knowledge of Italian.

Italian Level 1

A wonderful opportunity to learn this romantic language in a fun and friendly atmosphere with our experienced tutor Francesco who is a native speaker. Students love this class!

Lámh Course

Training provided by a qualified Speech & Language Therapist. This practical course will teach participants how to use a manual sign system with children and adults with intellectual disability and communication needs. Use of Lámh signs can help to support communication. Lámh users may be more easily understood when they use signs with speech.  …

Manual and Person Handling course

Training provided by qualified instructors from DX2 Training Solutions, Dublin. This practical course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to perform particular work and domestic duties in a safe manner through safe lifting of loads and persons. Manual Handling includes lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving a load.   All participants…

Maths for Living

A practical approach – Budgeting, Tax, VAT, Interest Rates, Percentages, Decimals and Payslips.  Each session will feature theory first followed by practice, helping you to build your confidence in a supportive environment.

Meditation and Mindfulness course

Learn to lead a happier life with less worry!  This Meditation and Mindfulness course will help you to become more present in your life and give you peace of mind.

Painting - Beginners & Improvers.

This course caters for beginners and imorovers in oils or acrylics.  Make your own work with guidance from the tutor in a relaxed friendly atmosphere.  Students supply their own materials – Contact Adult Education Department for details.

Personal Development

Learn to value yourself and increase your sense of wellbeing in a relaxed atmosphere.  Topics include steps in being assertive and thinking traps, self-esteem, fear of change, personal affirmations and what makes me who I am?

Pilates beginners course

Revitalise the mind and body!  Pilates helps in keeping fit, works on core muscles and leaves you feeling relaxed, mindful and toned.

Pottery class

Get your hands dirty and learn the beautiful craft of pottery in this Pottery class. Thursday evenings 6:30-8:30pm. Learn hand building techniques and how to throw pots on the potters wheel. Join our fun and relaxing class which is open to beginners and improvers! Price includes all materials.

Practical First Aid course

An 12-hour course certified by the Irish Red Cross that includes Adult and infant CPR, basic injuries, bleeding, burns and poisons.  Please wear tracksuit bottoms or trousers! *Runs for 6 weeks

Public Relations & Publicity Skills (Cert)

Delivered in partnership with the Irish Academy of Public Relations.  This 10 week course is taught in 9 modules – Public Relations, Writing press releases, Photography, Newsletters and magazines, Sponsorship, Exhibitions and Conferences, Organising Functions and P.R.*Fee includes tuition, IAPR registeration & exam fee.

Purchasing and Procurement

This course is delivered in partnership with the Open College.  This course is a comprehensive introduction to the role of buying and the impact of effective purchasing.  When students sign up they will receive course notes and slides. The course is divided into ten units and each part will have notes supplied. The course covers…

Setting Up Your Own Business

A step by step approach to setting up a business and preparing a business plan to help raise finance for the venture. No previous experience required and will suit anybody who is actually setting up a business and those who may be thinking of setting one up now or at any time in the future.…

Sign Language Beginners Course

Our popular course returns! Help break down barriers & learn to communicate with the hard of hearing.

Spanish Level 1

Learn to speak Spanish with a native speaker. A conversation class for absolute beginners.  Friendly atmosphere, lots of opportunities to practice your new skills.

Spanish Level 2

A follow on course for those who have completed a beginner’s course and wish to further improve their standard of spanish for holidays or business. Tutor is  a native speaker!

Special Needs Assisting (QQI level 5)

Special Needs Assisting evening course at Palmerstown Community School. Palmerstown Community School Adult Education in partnership with The Open College are delighted to offer Special Needs Assisting QQI Level 5 starting the 28th January 2020. Runs for 12 weeks. Expert tutor, small class size, support and guidance provided. On completion of this course you will…

Stained Glass Art

Participants will learn the glass techniques of cutting, cold-construction and copper-foil stained glass. Students will create a 2D project using the copper-foil stained glass technique. Materials included in price.


Muscle and joint ache?  Poor balance or posture? Undo years of strain and aches in the body.  Release tension from the joints and muscles and become powerful and relaxed in all movement.  Course taught by a highly trained tutor in Tai-chi, Martial Arts and Body Mechanics.  Suitable for all ages.

Ukulele beginners course

Learn how to play the ukulele in this fun beginners class.  Develop your musical talent and learn new songs.  The tutor will have you strumming, picking and playing in no time. Learn to play this little gem! Own ukelele required.

Yoga (Thursday nights)

Yoga for beginners and improvers with Amanda.  Experience the power of yoga through relaxation, posture and breath work.  Yoga is an ancient holitic system which helps to bring abour balance of body, mind and spirit.   Yoga mat required!

Yoga Level 1 (Tuesday nights)

Experience the power of yoga through relaxation, posture and breath work. Yoga is an ancient holistic system which brings about balance of body, mind and spirit. Class is suitable for beginners and experienced alike.   Yoga mat required!