Email Address
LMETB Further Education and Training Centre, Railway St, Navan, Meath, C15 X407, Ireland
Describe the purpose and aim(s) of the organisation/voluntary group

LMETB Community Education Service supports new and existing community groups and organisations to establish community- based education programmes.

The Service prioritises individuals and groups who experience educational/social disadvantage or social exclusion. Programmes are offered on a part-time basis in non-formal, community-based settings and are intended to offer personal development and skills development for group members.

The group itself has an important role in deciding the subject area of any course. The type of course offered depends on the needs and abilities of the group LMETB Community Education Service can assist groups in assessing their needs and provide an LMETB tutor to deliver a programme with the group. Courses may be QQI accredited or non-accredited. Applications for funding are invited three times annually. Funding covers the cost of tutor payment only.

Learners most commonly worked with:
Older learners
People and/or their families living with addiction/in recovery
People experiencing homelessness
People experiencing rural isolation
People living in areas of high unemployment and deprivation
People who are unemployed
People who left school early
People with disabilities
People with mental health challenges
Programmes/Courses Offered
Community engagement programmes (personal development programmes through creative, social or manual activities eg. flower arranging)
Computer skills
Health and wellbeing programmes
Level of courses you offer
Types of wraparound support provided
Information and guidance services
Approximate number of learners engaged with annually