Adult Basic Education Service (ABE)


The 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 (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.
  • The ABE service provides support for people on VTOS, Youthreach and other Adult Education courses.

GRETB Adult Education Part-time Courses FETAC Levels 1-3

First Step

Fetac  Level 1 Communications

Reading, writing, numeracy and computers


Fetac  Level 2 General Learning

(On-Line Learning) Communications, Maths, Computers

Skills for Life

Fetac 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)   Next registration January 2013
  • Skills for Work (Communications/Computers) (available to people in part-time or full-time employment  who do not have a Leaving Certificate)   By arrangement – Contact Briege Fullam
  • Family Learning (to assist parents to help their children at school)   By arrangement – Contact Briege Fullam

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 queries, or to speak in confidence to the adult education staff, phone: Briege Fullam 087 9892860

For further information contact:

Briege Fullam, FET Centre,Lisnamult, Roscommon.
Mobile: 087 9892860


Geraldine Raftery
FET Centre,Lisnamult, Roscommon.
Phone: 090 6628619


Maureen Higgins
Youthreach Centre, Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon.
Phone: 094 986 1565


Irene Greene
Adult Education & VTOS Centre, Patrick Street, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon.
Phone: 086 045 1427

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

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