Course Description

Access: First Steps Back to Education

Access: First Steps Back to Education is a course run by An Cosán, Dublin. It is a 'Classroom Based' course with a duration of 27 weeks. Access: First Steps Back to Education gives a Course Qualification of Certificate of Attendance. For more information about Access: First Steps Back to Education at An Cosán, please review the details below.

Community Education at An Cosán seeks to build skills and confidence to promote personal and professional development. Our courses are designed to support you at whichever stage of your learner journey you are at!

The first steps to education courses aim to provide learners with the skills and confidence in the important areas of literacy and numeracy. The courses are designed to support you and make you feel empowered to learn and to progress at your own pace. This programme is targeted at early school leavers and people new to English and Irish languages.

These courses are delivered once a week over 27 weeks.

  • Adult Key skills 1 (reading, writing and numeracy)
  • Adult Key skills 2 (reading, writing and numeracy)
  • ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages – Beginner Level)
  • Irish Classes (reading and oral – Beginner Level)

Please note that these course are funded, but we do ask for a small contribution to assist with hospitality and photocopying.

We are very grateful for the support of our Partner organisations: Dublin & Dún Laoghaire Education & Training Board, the HSE and TUSLA.

Find out more:

  • Visit our website
    To access more information on all An Cosán Programmes and to find out about the application process for the Academic Calendar 2021/2022, visit our website:
  • Join our weekly Open Day / Information Sessions
    If you are considering going back to education this year we invite you to join one of An Cosán’s weekly online Open Day / Information Sessions every Friday at 11am.
    Register to attend on this link: 
  • Click here to download a copy of An Cosan’s Brochure 
  • Click here to subscribe to our bi-monthly EZine: Pathways 
  • Contact a member of our team:
    To register and receive further information on any of our Programmes, please contact our team on: 

    Tel: 01 – 462 8488 | | Visit our Address: Kiltalown Village Centre, Jobstown, Tallaght, Dublin 24, D24 R3PN 

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Training ProviderAn Cosán
Course LocationTallaght, Dublin
Location PostcodeDublin 24
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course QualificationCertificate of Attendance
Awarding Body DetailsNon-Accredited
Course Start Date13th September 2021
Course Duration27 weeks
Course TimeContact the office for more detailed information
Course FeeFully Funded
Entry RequirementsLearners must be at least 18 years of age.  Preference for Access & Community Education Programmes is given to those living in the Tallaght and surrounding areas.
Phone+353 (1) 462 8488
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An Cosán

Kiltalown Village Centre, , Jobstown, Tallaght,, Tallaght, Dublin, Ireland. Eircode: D24 R3PN

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Kiltalown Village Centre, 
Jobstown, Tallaght,, Tallaght, Dublin
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