Adult and Community Education

Adult & Community Education
Certified by NUI Maynooth

Level 8 (20 ETCS credits)



This course is aimed at providing students with fundamental skills in adult and community education.


General Aims:

Have a basic understanding of how adults learn

·         Be able to apply theories and philosophies of Adult & Community Education in their teaching practice

·         Be able to design, implement and evaluate adult learning programmes

·         Adopt a flexible and creative approach to education


Course Aim

The aim of the course is to provide students with the practical skills and a conceptual framework for working with adults in community education.



Module 1: Philosophy of Adult & Community Education

Module 2: Group Work

Module 3: Psychology of Adult Development


Admission Requirements


·         21 years or older.

·         Have experience in Adult & Community Education

·         Have the capacity to complete a course at NUI Certificate level


Assessment Procedures


·         85% minimum attendance

·         Essay & Project work

·         Learning Journal

·         Teaching Practicum


Course Duration


100 hours tutor contact: including days on NUIM campus



Start Date: 28th September 2012 
Click on the link below to download application form.