What is Community Education?
The Adult Education Service, Blanchardstown Community Education Programme support local communities and community stakeholders/groups through the provision of classes in local community settings. It is informal learning that contributes to education needs and development of the local community.
It is actively based in the local community with the community Stakeholder/Group playing an important role in determining the type of course we provide in local settings. Partnership with local Stakeholders is key to the success of our Programme. It is the local stakeholder who provides the Adult Education Service with the rationale for working with and in that community as it is, they who conduct a local needs analysis that identifies both the course type and target groups that will avail of our programmes.
Due to the volume of Applications received from Community Partners, priority is given to groups who organise classes for people who face serious barriers to taking part in education. This includes early school leavers, unemployed people, people experiencing disadvantage, carers, ethnic minorities, lone parents, ex-offenders.