Empowerment Through Education

An Cosán provides people of all ages with pathways to learning, leadership and enterprise by offering courses from basic level right up to BA degree programmes.

Our approach to Adult Community Education is unique in that we offer a holistic range of wraparound support services to support adults on their learning journey. These include Early Years’ education and care, financial support, IT support, parenting support and 1:1 mentoring, tutoring and counselling.

By offering some courses online and with the support of our network of 220+ Community Partners, we bring our ethos beyond Jobstown to locations across the country.

We have supported over 20,000 people in creating a brighter future for themselves since we were established in 1986 and we aim to reach another 20,000 by the year 2030.


Adult Learners Across Ireland


Children Receiving Education & Care


Families Receiving Support


Community Partners

An Cosán is leading the way equipping adults across Ireland with the digital skills and confidence to participate fully in society


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