Community Education

What is Community Education?

Community education is outside the formal education sector, with the aims of enhancing learning, fostering empowerment and contributing to civic society. It is located in communities which and the content of the courses are based on the needs of individuals and communities.The community education service facilitates and supports community based adult education classes for a range of groups through the provision of tutor hours in Tipperary.Community education groups and voluntary organisations are invited to apply for this service every November.Priority is given to community education courses that engage individuals and groups who experience particular barriers to participation in adult learning and increase participation in community activity.
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New Digital Citizenship Programme 2021 

What is the Tipperary Education & Training Board Digital Citizenship Programme?
A vision of our national Further Education and Training (FET) strategy – Future FET: Transforming Learning – includes actions that will ‘empower learners to participate fully in society and to become active citizens, and drive vibrant and diverse communities’. One of the enabling themes of this strategy is digital transformation which aims to offer ’ flexible and technology enabled opportunities that can be availed of by a diverse array of potential learners, including those in employment’.

The Digital Citizenship Programme in Tipperary ETB is part of this strategy and the overall aim is to address the digital divide in our communities.

Who do I contact to organise our community based Digital Citizenship programme?

Contact your local Community Education Facilitator with your expression of interest.
North Tipperary
Deborah Ryan -Community Education Facilitator
Email: Phone: 067 31845
South Tipperary Veronica Crowe – Community Education Facilitator
Email: Phone: 051 640746

Digital Citizenship Programme



Community Education in Action –
xamples of good practice


Is a learner required to pay fees to participate?  If yes please give details

Participants may be charged a nominal fee to assist with ancillary costs e.g. tea/coffee, room rental etc.


How do I access this service?

Contact your local Community Education Service Facilitator, detailed below


Contact Community Education Service

Address: Tipperary ETB,
Lifelong Learning Service,
Martyrs’ Rd.,
Co. Tipperary.
Tipperary ETB,
Western Road,
Co. Tipperary.
Telephone: 00353 67 31845 00353 51 640746
Community Education Facilitator: Deborah Ryan Veronica Crowe
Administrative Support: Margaret Ryan Susan O’Reilly


Application Forms for Community Education Courses 

1. Community Education Group Application 2020

2. CE Guidelines for Groups

3. Comm Ed SLA

4. Learner Detail Form