Community Education

There are many ways that you can further your education. Your education mentor can go through these options with you.

1. Mayo Sligo Leitrim Education Training Board (MSLETB)

The MSLETB has a wide range of back to education courses available now for registration.

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Healthcare Studies
  • Nursing Studies
  • Computer Skills
  • Early Childcare
  • Getting Ready for Further Education
  • Social Studies
  • Maths and much more

Most courses are free to people in receipt of an eligible Social Welfare payment and priority will be given to people with less than a Leaving Certificate.

For further information and application online please see Fetch Courses Website or contact Emma Gray  071 9141251 or Geraldine Tighe 071 9138412.

MSLETB Adult Education Guidance Service can help you make choices about education and training by providing information, advice and support. Contact (071) 913 8410

2. Sligo Community Training Centre

The centre provides courses for young people aged 16 – 21 years.

Courses include Hairdressing, Catering, Computers, Sports and Recreation. An MSLETB training allowance is available.

Contact the centre: (071) 914 5248 Follow on Facebook

3. Cranmore Community Co-op and The Abbeyquarter Community Centre

The Cranmore Community Co-op and the Abbeyquarter Community Centre welcome all in the community to various activities and events which are held weekly. 

Keep an eye on their Facebook  and Instagram pages for updates.

Contact Cranmore Community Co-op 071 9149951 Abbeyquarter Community Centre 071 9143420

4. The Resource House Project Family Support

This resource continues to provide emotional and practical support to families. They provide support by phone, email and face to face while adhering to current HSE guidelines.

The family support team can be contacted by phone John Brennan 085 2514060 and Maria Cribbin 0852514063.

Early Years and School-Aged Childcare service continues to engage with the children registered in the service by providing them with fun activities to do at home. Talk to Yvonne Zoschke about Childcare places or for an activity pack call 085 2514064.

5. Sligo Lifestart

The Growing Child Programme is a free programme, delivered to first time parents in their own homes. You get a month-by-month guide on how your child develops and grows from birth to 3 years.

Free online Parents Plus starting in June, a course promoting confidence, learning and positive behaviour in young children aged 1 to 6 years.

Contact Kate Donnelly Phone: 086 8276055 Email: Facebook: Lifestart Childcare Sligo

6. Sligo Libraries

The Sligo Library supports learning at every level. It offers a range of free services in the library on Stephen’s Street, on the mobile library service in Cranmore and online. More information can be found at the Sligo Library website and on Facebook:, Twitter: @sligolib, and Instagram: @sligolibrary

Phone number: 071 9111675


7. Sligo Leader Partnership CLG

The Sligo Leader Partnership promotes a wide range of educational opportunities within communities. This includes work with young people, community groups and individuals. Check out their Facebook Page @Sligo Leader Partnership Company  or  for regular updates.

8. National Learning Network College, Sligo

NLN Sligo provide a range of free QQI training and adult education courses designed for people who have had an accident, illness or injury and for people who have a disability or require extra support. Options include:

  • Full time courses in our college
  • Practical Hands-On Experience. In courses such as Horsemanship, our students are given the opportunity to learn the theory and carry out the practice in an equine setting.
  • A combination of work placement and college studies
  • Blended Learning: studying in college and in the comfort of your own home.
Call 086-0438055 or email . Follow on Facebook for recent updates.

Useful Sites:

OneStepUp has excellent clear information on education and training options by freely providing information about where to look for courses, funding supports, contact details for various services, and much more to support you to find your learning pathway.

The CAO Website has up to date information regarding the Leaving Cert Exams and has other useful information for students. 

The Spunout Website has further information on education, studying, and exams.  

Qaulifax Website is Ireland’s National Learners Database that has relevant information about further and higher education and other training options in Ireland. There are also various articles and links aimed to assist students, jobseekers, parents, guidance professionals and graduates to make informed choices for education, training and career pathways.