Helping Others to speak English

Could you give an hour a week to speak English with an asylum seeker?

Many of the daily tasks that we take for granted such as shopping, visiting the doctor, helping children with homework, are extremely difficult when English is not your first language. We need volunteers to help asylum seekers improve their English? Support and resources will be provided.

For further information contact Mike Riordan, Drishane Castle (086) 4106364.

Human Resources Management Programme for SMEs E-Centre willl host a three day Human Resource Management Programme for SMEs run by LEO (Local Enterprise Office Cork North & West):

  • Day 1. Practical Employment Law Workshop (including NERA)
  • Day 2. Performance Management Workshop
  • Day 3. Recruitment and Disciplinary Skills Workshop

Millstreet E Centre; Tuesday 9th, 16th, 23rd June 2015; 9.30am -4.30pm

Book online through the LEO website –

Diarmuid Receives Teaching Hero Award

Mary Immaculate College lecturer and Millstreet native Diarmuid O’Driscoll, who is Head of Mathematics and Computer Studies at Mary Immaculate College, were amongst those recognised at a special awards ceremony held in Dublin Castle earlier this week. Diarmuid received his award from Prof. Mary McAleese (former president of Ireland)
[read more …] “Diarmuid Receives Teaching Hero Award”

Parental Decision Making with an Ill Child

My name is Karen Dennehy and I am a final year medical student at University College Cork. As part of our degree we are encouraged to complete some research. I have decided to look at Parental Decision Making when Caring for an Ill Child.

My aim is improve healthcare provided for children as well as add to the research available with regards parental concerns.

I would be delighted if parents could take the time to complete an online questionnaire which should take no longer than 5 minutes.

The questionnaire is completely anonymous and your participation is greatly appreciated.

Thanking you! Karen

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New Part-Time Further Education Opportunities for Adults in 2014 Millstreet Adult Learning Centre

Venue: Cork ETB Adult Learning Centre, Bridge St, Millstreet, Co Cork


Leading to

Course Content

Start Date

Local History


Level 4 Accreditation

Local History

This module in local history is an introduction to history, with a particular emphasis on local history, which will teachstudents the methods of carrying out historical research at a local level.

Monday 27th 2014


I afternoon per week for 16weeks

Career Planning

& IT Skills for Job Seekers

FETAC Level 4



Career Planning & Information Technology Skills


This course will assist the learner to identify his or her skills, attitudes, experiences and interests and match these to appropriate career opportunities, set personal career objectives and compile a personal career seeking toolkit.

The IT component will ensure that participants’ skills are up to date so that they are job ready.



27th Jan 2014



1 mornings

per week

for 16 weeks


Family Learning Programme

Family Learning Certificate

Supporting your child in primary school by developing literacy, numeracy and computer literacy skills with your children. The importance of play, healthy eating and understanding the primary school curriculum will all be explored.


17th Jan. 2014


10 – 12.30

1 morning per week

for 8 weeks

English as a Second Language

FETAC Level 3




The aim of this course is to enable participants to develop their English language skills and to communicate easily in everyday situations. Language levels are assessed at registration.



16th Jan. 2014


10 – 12.30

1 morning per week for 16 weeks

For further information on the above courses contact Áine 086-7707301 or email <email>

Beginners Computer Course

2014-01-17 Your computer has an idea - cartoonECDL- European Computer Driving Licence is the global standard entry level certificate for computer literacy.

We are running an ECDL course in e-Millstreet in January/February to give local people a chance to get this qualification which is recognised in 138 countries worldwide.

Ring/text 087 295 3078 for details.

from Millstreet Development Group

Singing for Fun Workshops

  Singing for Fun Workshops

Singing creates a sense of wellbeing, brings communities together and gives us the opportunity to create sounds of power and beauty. If you always wanted to sing but never had the courage to do so then this is your chance. You don’t have to be able to read music, you won’t be asked to sing on your own or take an audition. This is for fun!!!!!  And no fees!!

For more details if needed contact Aine on 086 7707301 or come along on the day.

Date:        Monday 25th November 2013, 10am  to   12pm
Place:    Adult Learning Centre, Bridge Street, Millstreet

All welcome

Computers for Parents Course

Computers for Parents Course 

Cork Education and Training Board

 Millstreet Adult Learning Centre

Thursday mornings 10am-12noon or afternoons 2pm – 4pm



Computers for Parents

  • Ø Learning computer & internet basics
  • Ø Tips to protect your child online
  • Ø Exploring social networking sites i.e. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube et cetera recognising the benefits & risks.
  • Ø Using email and attachments
  • Ø Understanding phishing & spam

Places are limited

If you are interested in attending this course or would like more information, please call or text Aine @ 086-7707301

Like us on Facebook: Millstreet Adult Learning Centre

*start date finalised when numbers are reached

VTOS Q Centre, Mallow FETAC Level 3 National Certificate in General Learning 3M0874

VTOS have two upcoming course in general learning (FETAC Level 3, and FETAC Level 4) read below for the details:

VTOS Q Centre, Mallow

FETAC Level 3 National Certificate in General Learning 3M0874

This VTOS course is designed to provide second chance education to adults who did not complete second level education.  The aim is to improve the general education level of participants so that they can progress to further education or employment.  Adult education guidance will be available for all participants.

Course Content

  • Communications                                 Art
  • Mathematics                                       Woodwork
  • Personal Development                       Tourism
  • Study Skills                                         Nutrition & Healthy Options
  • Computer Applications                       Work Experience [read more …] “VTOS Q Centre, Mallow FETAC Level 3 National Certificate in General Learning 3M0874”

Adult Learning Centre Millstreet: Upcoming Courses 2013/14

General Learning Programme (FETAC Level 3)Modules: Communications, Career Planning and Internet Skills

Thursday & Friday morning from 11am-1pm.

Interested in finding out more about your finances? What to learn more about personal budgeting?

If so, Millstreet Adult Learning Centre is offering an 8 week FETAC Level 3 Managing Personal Finances course.

Back to Education Initiative (B.T.E.I.)

Tourism Studies (FETAC Level 4)

Component Options:

• Level 4 Customer Service
• Level 4 Tourism Visitor Care
• Level 4 Tourism Principles and Practice
• Level 4 Team-working
Mornings – 9.30am – 1.00pm From late September
 No Fees [read more …] “Adult Learning Centre Millstreet: Upcoming Courses 2013/14”

Greenshoots 2014 Programme

2012 Greenshoots - James Hickey of “Carving Mad Woodcrafts”, along with Siobhan Duggan Artist (L) and Catherine Costello, Programme Manager (R)Final Call for New Business Owners: Greenshoots 2014 Programme to begin in September at Macroom E Enterprise Centre.

The fourth Greenshoots Emerging Entrepreneurs Programme is due to begin in September 2013 at Macroom E Enterprise Centre and recruitment is now underway for twelve innovative entrepreneurs to take part and grow their businesses. The deadline for applicants is 31st July 2013.

The application process is very simple. Give us a call on 026 20520 to chat through your idea or fill in an application form from

Greenshoots is a nine month programme that provides entrepreneurs and innovative businesses with the skills, facilities and [read more …] “Greenshoots 2014 Programme”

Baby Massage Classes

Baby Massage classes for parents resume from Thursday 15th August at Millstreet Country Park @ 1:30pm
Parents will learn techniques to help calm & relax baby, alleviate tummy & sleep issues and much more. You’ll also meet new friends and fun is guaranteed! Babies will be pampered of course.

5 week course €120 and if your health insurance covers baby massage you’ll receive a €100 rebate.
Ring 0879721149 to book
You can also find me on Facebook @ Babyfeet Therapies & Courses Cork
Thank you
Pat Murphy MNRRI, Cimi, yoga teacher <email>

Initial Tutor Training: Millstreet Adult Learning Centre

2013-01 Volunteers who completed Co. Cork VEC's Initial Tutor Training Course in the Millstreet Adult Learning CentreCongratulations to all the volunteers who completed Co. Cork VEC’s Initial Tutor Training Course in the Millstreet Adult Learning Centre. The training ran from October through to January.
Thank you to all the volunteers that gave up their Wednesday evenings for 8 weeks to complete the NALA approved initial tutor training in Co. Cork VEC Adult Learning Centre.

First Aid Course at The Pub in Carriganima on 13th and 20th Feb. 2013

A very useful and important First Aid Course will be given over two Wednesdays in February 2013 – 13th and 20th at The Pub in Carriganima – three hours each night.   Just a few places still left.   Full details from Seán Murphy.     (S.R.)
Update (31st Jan): Booked out!!

Reach Out Cancer Support (ROCS)

Reach Out Cancer Support (ROCS)

1st Thursday of the every Month: Next

meeting Thursday 3rd of January


Time: 10:30 am-12:00 noon


Millstreet Adult Learning Centre, Bridge St,


  • Call by for a cuppa and a chat

  • Warm & relaxed setting

  • With people who have already travelled this road


Contact Mairead or Michelle


Technology for the Terrified

Computer & Internet Classes for Beginners

This course is specifically designed for those who have never used a computer. The following areas are introduced:

• Using the mouse
• Keyboard skills
• Introduction to the Desktop
• File Management
• Word Processing
• Internet and e-mailing

Classes start: Tuesday 25th September 2012
Venue: Adult Education Centre, Main Street, Millstreet. (opposite Kebab King)
Duration: 8 weeks
Times: 2-3 pm or 4-5 pm (Max 8 in each group)

The course is free of charge. Call or Text Aine on 086-7707301 to book your place. Places are limited

Adult Education Courses + Training in Millstreet/Kanturk/Newmarket from September

Adult Education Courses & Training in North Cork from September.

FETAC Level 3 General Learning in Communications, IT Skills & Maths:

A return to education course will be running in both Millstreet, Newmarket/Kanturk from September 2012. These introduction courses are for people who want to return to education at their own pace while achieving a certificate in individual modules at FETAC level 3. The course will be one morning a week for 12 weeks. The day will be decided based on demand. Call Laoise/Kanturk on 086 3019375, Aine/Millstreet 086 7707301 for more information.

Family Learning Programmes:

Family Learning Programmes running in [read more …] “Adult Education Courses + Training in Millstreet/Kanturk/Newmarket from September”

Health and Fitness course

Co. Cork VEC Adult Education Service

Learn about living a healthier life and different ways to help relieve stress with food and exercise and the mental and physical benefits of an active lifestyle.

A 10 week course starting Friday 7th October, in Millstreet Youth Centre.

To reserve a place, contact: Deidre Warren 087 9520 752 or Elaine 086 8337811

BTEI Autumn Schedule

B.T.E.I. (Back To Education Initiative)

Part-time Programmes
Autumn Courses in North Cork

Jobs Initiative Funded Programmes:
FETAC Level 3, 4 & 5 Art, Mallow (to apply, phone 086 1295851)
Fridays 10am – 3pm, FETAC Level 4 Childcare, Mallow
Tuesdays, 10am – 3pm, FETAC Level 4 Communications, IT & Office Skills, Mallow
Wednesdays, 10am – 3pm, Art/Craft Taster Course, Mallow
To apply, phone 022-42322

Mon & Wed mornings, FETAC Level 4 Communications, IT & Office Skills, Fermoy
Beginners & FETAC Intermediate English, Fermoy
(English course Registering on Thurs Sept 22nd, 7pm-8pm, in Fermoy Resource Centre)
FETAC Horticulture, Fermoy – 2011 FULL (enrolling for 2012)
To apply, phone 025-33225 (mornings only)


Additional BTEI Funded FETAC 5 & 6 Programmes:
[read more …] “BTEI Autumn Schedule”

Millstreet Festival of Adult Learning 18th-22nd July 2011

Millstreet Festival of Adult Learning 18th-22nd July

Come and find out about your local Adult Education Service and what it has to offer.
Many taster courses available to try out for free!

At Millstreet Community School in the mornings.
From Woodwork to Storysacks and Singing, Computers and Creative Writing and Sports for All!

Further programme information will be available shortly.
Contact Elaine Hooper  086 8337811