Community Education is a process of learning and change, which in turn benefits the individual and their community. This flexible education and learning initiated by the community, takes place within the local community and therefore is for that community.
Our Community Education Facilitator is Veronica Crowe.
Who can take part in Community Education Programmes?
The Community Education Service facilitates, supports and organises community based education classes for a range of groups in local centres throughout Co. Tipperary. Courses are provided in association with a variety of groups for example Women’s Groups, Men’s Groups, Disability Groups, Active Retirement Groups and Local Development Groups. The ethos of Community Education is one of engaging with educationally disadvantaged adults and has a social inclusion focus.
How long do programmes run for?
Classes generally run for 6—10 weeks, subject to the group’s requirements. About 10 participants are required for a group to begin a class and non group members can be invited to join the class. There are many programmes available. Groups decide on their own courses based on the community needs.
Examples of programmes/workshops undertaken:
Classes are funded. The only fee which may be incurred by a participant would be a small contribution towards rental, course materials, resources, etc. Groups may apply for classes at any time during the year by contacting the Community Education Facilitator. However, funding is normally limited to one set of classes per group per term.
How does a group apply for Community Education?
If your group is interested in setting up a community education class or is interested in hearing more about the service, please contact the Community Education Facilitator to arrange a visit to your group.
Community Education Contact Details
South Tipperary VEC,
Adult Education Office,
Tel: (052) 612 6269
Fax: (052) 612 1030
Community Education Facilitator: Ms. Veronica Crowe