Adult Education

Meath Vocational Education Committee – Providing Adult Education for a Developing Society

County Meath VEC is committed to providing adult education in County Meath. Initiatives such as

  • Adult Literacy Classes,
  • Community Education programmes,
  • Vocational and Training Opportunities Schemes (VTOS),
  • the Navan Travellers Training Centre (NTTC) and
  • Adult Day/Night Classes

provide opportunities for those wishing to re-enter the job market, to advance their career potential or as a means of building confidence.

County Meath VEC continues to increase the scope of the courses it provides to adults in order to address the growing needs and expectations of the population of County Meath. Courses are offered on a full-time and part-time basis in order to accommodate individuals’ needs.

For more information visit http://www.meathvec.ie/frameset.htm and click on Adult Education or contact the Adult Education Guidance Counsellor, County Meath VEC on 046-9068249.

Services Offered by County Meath VEC

  • Adult Literacy Service to include computer training to all those participating in Adult Literacy programmes throughout the county
  • Community Education service offers the FIT eCERT project is currently running at the moment for older learners throughout the county.

This project is funded the Department of The Communications, Energy and Natural Resources under the BenefIT Scheme.

The eLearning Service has coordinated classes for 100 older learners who were interested in finding out more about everyday technology.

Topics covered include

  1. Learn the basic of using a computerSurf the Net and book them dream holidays
  2. Keep in touch by email to family and friends
  3. Learn how to use Social Networking sites

Course will run through July/ august and September, in the eLearning Mobile Unit which consists of 6 workstations courses will take place throughout the county at the request of the Community Group.  For more information please contact Jackie on 046-9068285

Mobile I.T. Unit that is equipped with state of the art tablet PCs and mobile Internet access. Its purpose is to offer computer classes to groups of all levels of computer abilities, of all ages and in all areas.
  • VTOS and Back to Education Initiative (BTEI) offer further training to adults over the age of 21 who have been unemployed for six months or longer. VTOS is offered full-time while BTEI courses are offered part-time. These courses are offered free of charge and participants do not lose any benefits while attending the programme.
  • Adult Education Guidance and Counselling Service. This particular service is available, free of charge, to all those currently attending, or intending to participate in, VTOS, Adult Literacy or Community Education Programmes.  

Back to Education Initiative

The Back to Education Initiative (BTEI) provides part-time courses for young people and adults, especially
those who have not completed Leaving Certificate (or equivalent) qualification.

The BTEI creates an opportunity to combine a return to learning with family, work and other responsibilities.
Anyone who has left full-time education can take part in a course, but priority will be given to those with less than
upper second level education. Reduced fees apply to unwaged adults who do not have a Leaving Certificate.

You qualify for FREE TUITION if you hold or are a dependent of persons with:

  • Medical Card
  • Jobseekers Payment
  • Means tested Welfare Payment
  • Family Income Supplement

Download the form / information leaflet below:

VEC Back to Education Initiative Leaflet / Form pdf, 177kb

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