Adult Education

Follow the path to a brighter future!

We are now accepting applications for our BA degree programmes starting in September 2024:

  • BA in Applied Addiction Studies and Community Development
  • BA in Leadership and Community Development

Apply before 7th June using our Higher Education Application Form.

An Cosán provides people of all ages with pathways to learning, leadership and social enterprise.

We offer a variety of affordable short and accessible programmes from entry level unaccredited through to a range of accredited options at various levels to suit the stage that’s right for you.

Our programmes include modules in early years education and care, wellness, parenting, personal and professional development, community development, leadership, addiction studies and social enterprise.  Our programmes fall under three main levels:

How to apply for Higher Education courses

Our monthly online information sessions take place every Friday at 11am. Register at this link >>

You will hear from members of the An Cosán team about our programmes, what you require and what supports are available. We hope to answer all your questions!

  • We will send you a Zoom link and brief instructions on how to join on the day of your session
  • You will need access to a smart phone / laptop and internet to access this online session
  • If access to technology is a barrier, or if you are unable to attend one of the dates listed, please get in touch by contacting a member of our team directly on email or phone 01 – 462 8488 and we will be happy to make alternative arrangements.

We know going to college can be an exciting but also expensive experience. We also know one of the biggest barriers people face in accessing education is financial. An Cosán offers phased payment options and has a small Bursary Fund available for individual learners.

We have also put together a Guide to Financial Supports which you may be eligible to apply for >>

Applications for our two BA degree programmes starting in September 2024 are NOW OPEN!

  • BA in Applied Addiction Studies and Community Development
  • BA in Leadership and Community Development

Please complete our online application form by Friday 7th June >>

Minor Awards: Apply at least 3 weeks prior to start date


If you have any queries or difficulties completing the application process, please do not hesitate to get in touch by emailing or by phoning 01 – 462 8488.

We will be happy to assist you.

Higher Education applications are reviewed and applicants may be invited for interview.

An Cosán makes an offer to successful applicants.

To secure a place, successful applicant pays deposit and returns completed Fee Payment Plan Agreement.

Unsecured places will be reallocated to people on the waiting list.

The 2024/2025 academic calendar year will start in September 2024 and will run until June 2025.

Please email with any queries you may have, or telephone 01 462 8488 during office hours.

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