Lifelong Learning: Community invited to attend An Cosán Open Day
ARE you thinking of returning to education? Or do you want to upskill to return to the workplace? Or improve your wellbeing?
If your answer to any of these questions is ‘yes’, then be sure to call into An Cosan’s Open Day in its Jobstown-based education centre on Wednesday, September 7.
Members of the An Cosán team will be on hand from 10am to 8pm to share information and answer questions about An Cosán’s range of courses.
Team members will also be on hand to talk about An Cosán’s additional supports, including financial supports, Early Years’ education and care, IT support, laptop loans, parenting support, and 1:1 tutoring, mentoring and counselling.
Those in attendance will be able to apply for any of the following courses:
Key Skills – Literacy, Numeracy & Digital Skills
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
Return To Learning (digital skills & personal development)
Computers for the Terrified (basic computers & smartphone technology)
University of the Third Age (U3A)
Women and Wellness
Wellbeing for Staying Well
QQI Level 5 Minor Award in Word Processing
QQI Level 5 Business Admin with Digital Skills programme (ideal for anyone looking to work in an administrative role and/or to progress to Further/Higher Education and training).
An Cosán Deputy Chief Executive Officer Anne Genockey, whose involvement in An Cosán goes back more than 20 years when she herself signed up as an adult learner, encourages anyone thinking of returning to education to come to the Open Day.
“Signing up to a course with An Cosán will help you learn new skills, meet new people and develop more confidence in yourself and your abilities,” Anne said.
“It can also open doors to further education or employment opportunities.
“If you had difficulties with school or education in the past, or are interested in professional development, technology or accredited Further and Higher Education programmes, there are options for you at An Cosán.
“We are unique in that we care for the whole person, offering a range of additional supports to ensure everyone can continue on the path of education.
“Parents with young children love the fact we have onsite Early Years’ education and care so they can focus on their studies while knowing their littles ones are being well looked after and receiving high quality education at the same time.
“We believe education is the key to social transformation. It empowers people to change their lives for the better and that goes on to impact the lives of their families, friends and the wider community too.”
Anybody unable to make it on September 7 is invited to call into An Cosán’s reception another day, phone 01 4628488, or fill in this online form.
Those interested can also register for one of An Cosán’s online information sessions, which take place every Friday morning at 11am. Register HERE.
An Cosán welcomes people of all ages, backgrounds and experiences, including early school leavers, people who struggled to fit in at school, lone parents, people who are unemployed and those for whom English is not their first language.
A warm welcome awaits all at An Cosán!