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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 24th September 2019.

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, Bible Studies, Business Administration QQI Level 5, Care of the Older Person QQI Level 5, Carpentry, Choir/Singing, Conversational Irish, Creative Writing for adults, Drama, ECDL, English as a Second Language, Hairdressing, Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy, Italian, Maths for living, Meditation & Mindfulness, Painting – Advanced- Painting – Beginners, Pilates, Practical First Aid, Public Relations & Publicity Skills (Cert) Setting Up Your Own Business, Sign Language (Beginners) National Economics, Setting Up Your Own Business,  S.N.A. QQI Level 5, Yoga.

Thursday Classes

Bridge for the Beginner, Complex Psychological Trauma and Adolescents, Crochet – Beginners, Digital Photography, Guitar,  Health and Safety at Work QQI Level 5, Home Cooking and Baking, Personal Development, Pottery, Public Speaking, Purchasing and Procurement QQI Level 5,  Salsation, Spanish, Stained Glass Art, 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 , Health & Safety in the Workplace QQI Level 5, Purchasing and Procurement QQI Level 5. 

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.

Advanced Painting

This course caters for those with previous painting experience 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.

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.

Arts & Crafts course

A relaxing and enjoyable class for all abilities. Learn how to make a range of items and enjoy being creative with this Arts & Crafts course.  

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.

Bible Studies

Hear God speak to us personally in our own lives from the Bible.  Bible readings and a discussion around these readings.  Open to all those interested in exploring Christianity and learning more about the Bible.

Book Club

Develop your interest in reading and talk about the books you are reading in a relaxed and friendly environment at this monthly book club. *Books supplied each month.  A qualified librarian runs the sessions.

Bridge class (for absolute beginners)

Enjoy this Bridge class for absolute beginners in a friendly atmosphere at Palmerstown Community School. 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 September 24th 2019  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 basic understanding of carpentry and joinery.  *Materials included.

Choir/Singing

Uplifting, therapeutic and fun! Choir is open to everyone who loves to sing.

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.

Conversational Irish class

This Conversational Irish class is suitable for those who have a basic knowledge of Irish and wish to practise their cupla focal in a relaxed and friendly environment with an expert tutor from Conradh na Gaeilge.

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…

Drama.#

An entertaining and engaging exploration of the basics of acting techniques.  Students will explore improvisation and learn about the different aspects of acting such as character development, plot, voice/speech and staging.  A wonderful opportunity to meet new people, develop your communication skills and boost your confidence.

ECDL

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

No prior experience with guitar needed. Musician Gerry Lane will guide beginners in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Gerry works regularly performing around Dublin and elsewhere around the country, particularly in the jazz, rock and ska genres, and has completed a UK tour with one of his bands, as well as playing festivals across Ireland…

Guitar for Improvers

Musician Gerry Lane will guide improvers in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Gerry works regularly performing around Dublin and elsewhere around the country, particularly in the jazz, rock and ska genres, and has completed a UK tour with one of his bands, as well as playing festivals across Ireland numerous times. He aims to give the student…

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.

Health and Safety at Work QQI Level 5

Delivered in partnership with The Open College. This Health and Safety at Work  course is designed for people who wish to pursue a career in this field and people who wish to pursue an interest in this topic, perhaps to further their career prospects.It is also a component of Healthcare Support Assistant QQI Level 5…

Healthy Eating course

Demonstration classes each week with a focus on healthy, budget friendly dishes full of flavour. Enjoy eating the cooked food before the end of each class.

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 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.

Operation Transformation

A keep fit class designed to get you moving and feeling good. Sign up and get ready for personal transformation in 2019!

Painting for Beginners

Prepare and complete a painting in 10 weeks. Colour mixing and theory in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. This course is for absolute beginners in painting.  Students provide their own materials – please contact Adult Education for further 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

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.

Public Speaking Course.

This Public Speaking course is a fantastic opportunity to learn how to develop your public speaking skills and communicate effectively in a fun, friendly and supportive environment. Highly recommended. *Runs for 8 weeks

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…

Salsation

Dance your way to fitness!  Salsation is a functional dance fitness workout inspired by music from around the world. *Not a salsa class, no jumping involved!

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. 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 vocabulary and grammar. 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 September 24th. Runs for 12 weeks. Expert tutor, small class size, support and guidance provided. On completion of this course you will have the…

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.

Ukulele beginners course

This Ukulele beginners course delivered by Palmerstown Community School will have you strumming, picking and playing in no time. Learn to play this little gem!

Yoga (Thursday nights)

Yoga for beginners and improvers with Amanda.  Experience the power of yoga through relaxation, posture and breath work.  Yoga mat required!

Yoga Level 1 (Tuesday nights)

Experience the power of yoga through relaxation, posture and breath work.  Yoga mat required!

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