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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 September 2021.

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, Barbering, Basic Computers,  Business Administration QQI Level 5, Care of the Older Person QQI Level 5, Carpentry, Complex Trauma, Computers MS Office, Conversational Irish,  Creative Writing for adults, Crochet (Beginners/Improvers) Digital Photography, English as a Second Language,  Guitar, Hairdressing, Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy, Italian, Lámh, Maths for Living, Meditation & Mindfulness, Painting – Beginners & Improvers, Pilates, Pottery, Practical First Aid,  Setting up Your Own Business, Sign Language (Beginners)  S.N.A. QQI Level 5, Spanish, Ukekele, Yoga.

Thursday Classes

Tai Chi, Yoga.

Saturday Course

Purchasing and Procurement QQI Level 6 10am – 4.00pm  Delivered over 4 Saturdays, starting the 9th October.

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. 

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.

Business Administration Skills

Delivered in partnership with the open College this 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.  The course is an elective component in the Major Award “Office Administration…

Complex Psychological Trauma and Adolescents

This class is ideally suited for those working with adolscents.  Recognise the symptoms and causes of psychological trauma in adolscents and the supports available. Vital information for those working with adolscents!

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.  …

Setting Up Your Own Business

A step by step approach, preparing a business plan, raising finance etc.  Highly qualified tutor.

Care of the Older Person

Delivered in partnership with the Open College this Care of the Older Person course is designed to equip the learner with the skills and knowledge to care for older people.*Runs for 12 weeks.**30 hours work experience required.  ***Access the following link:

Basic Computers

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

Carpentry - A practical approach (Beginners)

A basic understanding of carpentry and joinery. Create a mirror/picture frame, bird box, jewellery box etc.* Materials included.

Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Theory of Counselling and Counselling Skills.  A foundation Course for further studies in Counselling.

Crochet - Beginners/Improvers.

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

Ukelele - Beginners

Learn to play this little gem!  Our master tutor will have you strumming, picking and playing the Ukelele in no time. *Ukelele required.

Digital Photography

A foundation Digital Photography workshop for beginners regardless of the type of camera used.  Includes outdoor workshops and basic photoshop skills.  *Award Winning Tutor.

Maths for Living.

A practical approach – Budgeting, Tax, VAT,  Interest rates, Percentages, Decimals and Payslips.

Creative Writing for Adults

In this Creative Writing for Adults course participants will receive instruction and feedback in the writing of fiction (short stories, extracts from novels, memoir) in a relaxed setting.  Whether you write for self-expression, wellbeing, personal development, interest or with a view to publication, this course is a place to begin.  *Award Winning Tutor.

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.

Practical First Aid.

A 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!  *6 Weeks.

Conversational Irish

This Conversational Irish class is suitable for those who have a basic knowledge of Irish and wish to practice their cúpla focal in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Acrylic Nails, Shellac and Nail Art. Beginners.

This nail course is ideal for anyone who wishes to develop skills and techniques that will enhance nails and give a lawless finish.  Nail kit supplied to the value of €100.

Guitar - Beginners.

Learn to play the guitar in this step by step class with a professional guitar player.

Guitar - Improvers.

An ideal class for those who have completed the Beginner’s course or who have a good command of basic chords.

Barbering beginners course

This Barbering beginners course is an introduction to barbering which includes basic cutting, blending, razor work, and beard styling.  Participants must bring their own model. Materials required for the class – Razor, comb, trimmer, cutting scissors, trimming scissors, gown and spray water.

Hairdressing - Beginners course.

A basic introduction to hairdressing to include cutting, colouring, up-styles and achieving the perfect blowdry.  Short hair styling.  Sectioning hair, ponytails.  Techniques (backcombing, smoothing, creating different types of curls).  Using heated appliances.

Italian - Beginners.

A wonderful opportunity to learn this romantic language in a fun and friendly atmosphere.  Taught by a native speaker, emphasis on conversational Italian.

Italian - Improvers.

This class is ideally suited for those who have copleted the Beginners Course or who have a good knowledge of Italian.  Taught by a native speaker.

Meditation & Mindfulness.

Learn how to become more present in your life and to lead a happier life with less worry.

Computers - MS Office (Intermediate)

This computer course is based in key applications in MS Office, Word, Excel, Powerpoint.  The course will cover basic tasks through to advanced.  Some previous computer knowledge is required.  Certificate on completion of course.

Painting - Beginners/Improvers.

Create landscapes, portraits, still life, abstract and more in this relaxed class.  Students provide watercolour or acrylic paints!

Pilates -Beginners/improvers.

Pilates helps in keeping fit, works on core muscles and will leave you feeling relaxed, mindful and toned.


Learn hand building techniques and how to throw pots on a potter’s wheel.  Join our fun and relaxing class which is open to beginners and improvers. * Materials included.

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…

Sign Language: Beginners

This Sign Language course will help break down barriers and learn to communicate with the hard of hearing.

Spanish - Beginners

Basic level of conversation of Spanish for use in everyday situations.  Taught by a native speaker.

Spanish - Improvers

A follow-on Spanish course for those who have completed a beginner’s course and wish to further improve their vocabulary and grammar.  Taught by a native speaker.

Special Needs Assisting Course (S.N.A.- QQI Level 5)

This Special Needs Assisting course is delivered in partnership with the Open College.  The course is designed for people who wish to pursue a career in working with children with special needs in an educational setting.                                       …

Tai Chi

Muscle and joint ache?  Poor posture or balance?  An introductory course to Tai Chi!  Release tension from the joints and muscles.  The gentle flowing movements of Tai Chi bring strength and flexibility to the body.


Experience the power of yoga through relaxation, posture and breathing exercises.  *Yoga Mat required!


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

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Palmerstown Community School Adult Education
Upper Kennelsfort Road, Palmerstown,
Dublin 20., Palmerstown, Dublin
Republic of Ireland
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