Adult Education

Follow the path to a brighter future!

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

An Cosán 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:

Our 2021/2022 Higher Education programmes, which will begin on Monday 6th September 2021, are now open for application. The registration deadline for Round 2 Applications is Friday 23rd July, we recommend registering early to avoid disappointment as places are limited! 

Steps to Apply and Key Dates

Taking place every Friday at 11am, all you have to do is register at

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, and we know biggest barriers people face in accessing education is financial. Many of An Cosán’s courses are funded, and we have also put together a list of financial supports that may be available for you.

To register for Access or Further Education Programmes: Please e-mail

To register for Higher Education Programmes: Our Online Application Form is open for applications. If you know what programme you want to register on, you can click here to apply today.

Again, if access to technology is a barrier 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.

Higher Education Applications are open from April 2021

You may be invited to attend an online applicant interview zia zoom.

Higher Education Applications will be reviewed:
Round 1: 21st May-4th June 2021
Round 2: 23rd July – 6th August 2021

An Cosán will make offers to successful applicant.

Higher Education Offers will be made:
Round 1: 4th-11th June 2021
Round 2: 6th-13th August 2021

Applicants will be asked to confirm and to secure your place by submitting your Deposit and Payment Schedule as soon as possible once offer is made, but no later than Friday 13th August.

Higher Education Places to be secured no later than Friday 13th August 2021.

For Higher Education Programmes:
Induction Week Start – Week beginning 6th September 2021
Term 1 Classes Start – Week beginning 13th September 2021

For Access and Further Education Programmes:
Start dates vary, most will commence early September, please check with if you have any questions

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