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Did you know we are on Facebook?

Please follow us on Facebook to get updates about our courses. If you need to learn how to use Facebook why not contact us for information about courses that will help you do this!

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Please follow us on Twitter to get updates about our courses. @FingalAES If you need to learn how to use Twitter, why not contact us for information about courses that will help you do this!

Did you know you can avail of childcare under the CETS scheme for VTOS?

To find out if you are eligible for a childcare place under the CETS scheme, click on the link below.


Did you know a QQI level 3 qualification is equivalent to the Junior Certificate.

A full FETAC level 3 award is the equivalent to a junior certificate. Students will need to complete 6 modules to achieve the General Learning Level 3 certificate. Search our courses to get more information about this award.

Did you know you can avail of financial assistance for childcare courses?

Fingal Adult Education Service (DDLETB) is an approved provider on the Pobal Learner Fund panel of training providers and has been approved to deliver both QQI Level 5 & Level 6 major awards in Early Childhood Care and Education.


The learner fund is used to subsidise the cost for eligible learners to undertake accredited Level 5 and Level 6 courses.  It is aimed at staff working directly with children in registered early years services, to gain certain accredited qualifications which will become mandatory in September 2016.  From September 2016, all staff working in Early Years Services will need to have a full Level 5 qualification and all Preschool (ECCE) Room Leaders will need a full Level 6 qualification.


Pobal is responsible for managing the Learner Fund which is being administered locally by City and County Childcare Committees.


If you have been approved for the learner fund or require any further information, please call Fiona Kavanagh, Childcare Co-ordinator on 01 8417763.

Did you know we offer part time and full time courses?

At Fingal Adult Education Service, we understand that adults have lots of responsibilities from family to part or full time work. We offer many full time and part time courses to help you fit studies into your busy lives.

Did you know you can avail of discounts if you are a student with us?

We are delighted to offer our students on full award courses a student travel discount card. All you have to do is speak to our student mentor, who will give you the application form. You will need two passport sized photographs that we will stamp for you along with the application form. Once this is done you send it off with the €12 fee and you will receive your discount card. Click here to see what other benefits you will receive

Did you know that the opening date for SUSI applications is April 2016!!

The opening date for SUSI grant applications is fast approaching so it may be a good idea to start gathering your documents needed to support your application. 

The website contains all the information that you need to know to apply for a SUSI grant, but to get you started - read this document examples of documents to be returned by students This document and more are available on the SUSI website. 

Did you know a QQI level 4 qualification is equivalent to an ordinary level leaving certificate.

That's right! If you complete a full level 4 award you will have a qualification that is the same as a pass leaving certificate. You will need to complete eight modules to get a level 4 award. Contact Us now or search our courses to find out more information.