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Community Education aims to support community education in the form of the following

Providing and assisting communities or groups to set up new educational courses or to rejuvenate former community education groups

Assisting new groups to become established

Helping groups plan courses, access ETB resources, find tutors, apply for funding

Encouraging groups to try new activities (e.g. creative writing, flower arranging, pottery, yoga)

Facilitating networking between groups

Offering supports for groups in areas like community consultation, review & evaluation and strategic planning

Guidance Team

Community Education Operational Guidelines

These operational guidelines are for staff managing, administering and delivering community education programmes.

Guidance Team

Longford women gain confidence from LWETB computer course

Anybody can take part, regardless of whether they have their own laptop or not, as the course is fully funded by Longford Westmeath Education & Training Board, which provides Microsoft Surface Go laptops to participants for hybrid learning.

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What is Community Education?

Listen to Conor, our Longford Community Education Facilitator explain what is Community Education and the different providers that we work with across Longford and Westmeath.


For more details about community education courses in your area please contact:

Conor Magrath

Longford Community Education Facilitator

Nuala O’Brien

Westmeath Community Education Facilitator