Roscommon Adult Basic Education Service

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The  Roscommon Adult Basic Education Service is available to any adult in the county who needs to improve basic skills: Communications (reading, writing, spelling), Maths, I.T.
 Certification is available but not compulsory (QQI (Fetac) Levels 1-3)
 This service is Free and Confidential.
 Teaching is in a small group, with teachers who are trained to work with adults, in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.
Classes are arranged (day or evening) at a time and place convenient for the student.


GRETB  Adult Education Part-time Courses QQI (FETAC) Levels 1-3
First Step
QQI  Level 1 Communications Reading, writing, numeracy and computers
QQI  Level 2 General Learning (On-Line Learning) Communications, Maths, Computers
Skills for Life
QQI Level 3 General Learning Communications, Maths, Computer Literacy, Personal Development
All courses include:
Literacy and numeracy – Computer skills – Personal Development and are free of charge.


Other Courses:
 ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)
Skills for Work (Communications/Computers) available to people in part-time or full-time employment  who do not have a Leaving Certificate
Family Learning (to assist parents to help their children at school) – (By arrangement)
 All courses are available in:

  • Roscommon
  • Boyle
  • Castlerea
  • Ballaghaderreen
  • Monksland
  • Small groups, friendly and informal atmosphere, certification available but not compulsory.
  • Attendance is 2-10 hours weekly and does not affect Social Welfare benefits.
  • Students have access to the Guidance and Information Service.

 For further information contact:
Irene Greene, Adult Literacy Organiser
phone 086 0451427


Centres – Contact
Ballaghaderreen: Jean Feeney – 087 2074924 –
Boyle: Jean Feeney – 087 2074924 –
Castlerea: Jean Feeney – 087 2074924 –
Monksland: Caroline Naughton – 087 064 5938 –
Roscommon Town: Geraldine Raftery –  086 8104622
ESOL: Mary Lynch – 086 046 4378 –


For information about adult literacy on a national scale, visit the NALA website at