Community & Higher Education

Our holistic learner-centered approach and our range of adult learner supports facilitate participants to:

  • Progress along an individual path of lifelong learning
  • Develop personality
  • Enhance their skills
  • Access progression routes in terms of education and employment
  • Become even more informed and active citizens

We have developed and refined a distinctive model of community education. “Transformative Learning” embodies a curriculum that touches the mind, heart, body and soul in a belief that it can generate enough individual and communal energy to change lives and communities.

Essential adult learner supports ensure that all participants reach their goals. Information and communication technology is integrated across the curriculum. The Open Learning Centre provides students with access to a range of technologies.

Since 1999, we have welcomed over 6,000 participants through our doors. 1,251 awards were achieved by students on courses accredited by FETAC and QQI and ICS 6 and 7 in computer skills. At present over 400 adults participate in year long education programmes.

Online Community Education

Our Online Community Education programmes combine face-to-face workshops with online lectures and assignments. Discussion, interaction and teamwork make for both an enjoyable and rewarding learning experience. We use the latest educational technology, and work with Community Partners across Ireland so everyone can access the education they deserve. We make it easy for you to do your coursework at a time that suits you best. We work around your schedule, not the other way around.

Learn with us - Current Opportunities

Higher Education

An Cosán is currently offering a range of third level part time modular programmes validated by IT Carlow under delegated authority from Quality and Qualifications Ireland QQI (formally HETAC). These programmes are developed in the context of community adult education and lifelong learning and are intended for mature students. Entry requirements apply.

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Community & Further Education

Our model of Transformative Education seeks to ensure that all individuals who attend our programmes reach their full potential as individuals and grow their capacity to take responsibility for social change in their communities, contributing to the eradication of poverty and social injustice.

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