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Adult Basic Education

Part Time Programmes
(For Blessington and the surrounding areas)

Our courses are open to all adults who left school early
You will have an opportunity to meet new people and take time out for yourself
All courses are free of charge and funded by Kildare Wicklow ETB

Our recent Food and Nutrition course

  One-to-One Tuition 

Where one student works with a tutor is a huge part of the work we do. This allows the student to learn at their own pace, at a time that is suitable for the student. We help to improve skills in English, Maths and basic Computers. An increase in self confidence and self belief takes place when skills increase.


This covers:  
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation  
The class is kept small, and it is at your own pace.

Basic Computing

We help students build confidence in using computers so that they can:
  • Use basic programs such as Microsoft Office
  • Write and send Emails
  • Use the internet
We also offer FETAC accreditation.


We provide Maths courses at FETAC Level 3, and also for parents who wish to assist their children with their homework. The course is designed to help build confidence in understanding basic maths concepts, and in applying them to solve basic problems. 

Family Learning

The ABE Service has worked with parents of first and second year students from St. Kevin’s Community College, Dunlavin and Blessington Community College in order to help them support their children with maths homework. The programme took place one morning a week for two hours  for six weeks.  As parents said, "It really helped with understanding and working with maths at home with children. I have now got the basics and I am happy with that".

Skills for Work

This continues to be a programme that gives people in employment the opportunity to upskill - be it Computers or English. We are presently working with employees from VenTac , RH, and also farmers who wish to upskill.


This is a programme where students attend for tuition for six hours per week, usually for three hours over two days for fourteen weeks. This intensive tuition really gives students the chance to improve in Maths, English, Computing, and also the soft skills of confidence building. 


This is for students whose first language is not English


Organiser:                                                                              Annette Mangan
Telephone:                                                                           045-851494   086-8462771
Resource Worker:                                                            Caroline Boyle
Email:                                                                                       abeblessington@kwetb.ie
Website:                                                                                   www.kwetb.ie