Adult Education

Mission Statement

Co. Roscommon Vocational Education Committee, Adult Education Service, is committed to providing quality learning programs, which are client centred, inclusive and accessible to all. We foster mutual respect and encourage participants to reach their full potential in an enjoyable learning environment.

Adult Basic Education (ABE)

The Adult Basic Education Service is available to any adult in the county who may need help with basic skills: reading, writing and maths.  

Adult Education Guidance Service (AEGIS)

Roscommon Adult Education Guidance and Information Service (AEGIS) is a Department of Education and Science funded initiative which offers a guidance service to adults, which includes impartial adult education information, one-to-one guidance and group guidance, which will help people make informed educational, career and life choices. More »

Back to Education Initiative (BTEI)

The BTEI provides part-time Further Education programmes for young people and adults. The aim is to give people an opportunity to combine a return to learning with family, work and other responsibilities. More »

Community Education

Community Education is a process of communal education towards empowerment, both at an individual and a collective level. More »

Education Unit - Castlerea Prison

Prison Education – In partnership with the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform and the Department of Education and Science, Co. Roscommon Vocational Education Committee provides over 10,000 hours of tuition in the Education Unit of Castlerea Prison. More »

Evening Classes

Our evening classes are very popular and a great way to extend your horizons. More »

FETAC Level 5 and 6 Childcare Courses

See all available courses here. More »

Roscommon Education and Development Centre (READ)

READ fosters the full Education and development of each student/trainee in a conducive environment, in preparation for a more positive future. More »

Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS)

VTOS is the Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme which offers unemployed people an opportunity of returning to structured learning in an adult setting. More »


Youthreach provides education and training programmes to young people who have left school without adequate qualifications.