Spring and Autumn are times of year in which many of us look for new ways of spending our leisure time. It’s a time when many schools and colleges are beginning a new term. There is therefore is plenty on offer in terms of evening courses and part time learning. There are plenty of courses on offer throughout Dublin city and county. The wide range of subjects available means that there is something to suit everyone’s interests. Evening classes are a convenient way to enhance skills needed for the workplace or to start a new hobby.
Evening Course Providers in Dublin
Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute offers a wide selection of evening courses such as emarketing, first aid, scriptwriting for film and television, bookkeeping and much more. Enrolment for the Spring courses, starting in January, can be done online, in person, by post or by fax. Courses range from 4 weeks to 20 weeks in length. Visit DFEI website for more info.
TU Dublin – Tallaght is partnered with the Government’s Labour Market Activation Programmes as well as other back to education schemes and the college tailors several training programmes to suit employer’s specific needs. Check out TU Dublin website for more information on the courses and training options on offer.
Dublin Cookery School provides evening courses that cover all aspects of cooking and baking. Classes include Modern Bistro Cooking, Focus on Fish, Bread Making and Gourmet Pizzas. Courses range from one evening to a few weeks in length and prices vary accordingly. Visit Dublin Cookery School website for more info.
Sandford Languages Institute has a new term of classes starting in February and courses in every language imaginable are on offer, from Lithuanian to Vietnamese. Classes typically run from 6pm-7.30pm and 7.30pm-9pm. Visit Findacourse Sandford Languages page for more details.
The Grafton Academy of Dress Design provides courses on dressmaking, fashion design and hat making. Courses run for between 10 and 18 weeks from 7pm-9pm and prices vary accordingly. Visit Grafton Academy website for further info.
Lucan Community College runs 8 and 10 week courses in subjects such as computers for beginners, pottery and digital photography. Classes are typically held between 7pm and 9pm and fees start at €50 with senior citizens paying €60 for all courses. Visit Lucan CC website for details.
Ballsbridge College of Further Education provides courses in arts and crafts, computers and business, hobby courses, languages and development and lifestyle courses. Everything from courses in Latin American Development Issues to Practical Computing for the Older Adult is on offer. More info at at Ballsbridge College website.
Crumlin College of Further Education begins a new term of evening classes in January and have a selection of courses to choose from such as creative embroidery, advanced excel and introduction to make up artistry. Courses are between 5 and 10 weeks in length. More info at Crumlin College website.
Liberties College have plenty of QQI level 5 and 6 courses to choose from in the area of Early Childhood Care and Education. Courses include Child Development and Social Studies. There is also a Screenwriting course on offer. Visit Liberties College website for details
Ringsend College begins their Spring Programmes in January. Spanish, Pilates and Marine Engine Maintenance are a sample of the courses available. Visit Ringsend College website for more details and to download a full brochure.
Communications and Management Institute provides part-time courses in areas such as marketing and PR skills, management and business and health and safety. Courses vary in length and fees. Visit www.cmi-ireland.com for more information or view CMI courses on Findacourse.ie.