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Skills for Work

Workplace Learning, Skills for Work, The City Bin Co, discuss thier expereinces

Applications now open for VTOS Courses

Apply now secure your place for September 2021

Take a virtual tour of our excellent facilities in Castlemill Education Centre,


Castlemill Education Centre

Castlemill Link Road


Co Dublin

K32 P237

Tel: 01 802 0360/ 01 8417763



Data Protection Statement

A reminder for all our students regarding the collection and use of personal data.

  1. Purpose and Scope of the Statement
  2. What Personal Data will be collected and how it will be collected?
  3. How and why we process your Personal Data
  4. Disclosure of your Personal Data
  5. Sources of your Personal Data
  6. How long we will keep your Personal Data
  7. Your rights
  8. Changes to the Statement
  9. How to contact us

Click on link below to access full Data Protection statement





How to apply online through www.fetchcourses.ie

Kevin our Information Officer will talk you through your online application,

Kevin our Information Officer will guide you through making an online application for courses. Watch the video below by clicking the youtube link.

If you require additional support you can contact Kevin as follows:

  • Information Officer Balbriggan: Kevin McCabe

Email: kevinmccabe@ddletbaes.ie

Phone Kevin: 087 405 0293                   Office Phone: 01 8417763


  • Information Officer Swords: Anna Groome

Email: annagroome@ddletbaes.ie

Phone Anna: 087 4050856            Office Phone: 01 8408946


  • Adult Guidance Counsellor: Orla Hicks

Phone: 01 8417763

Email: orlahicks@ddletbaes.ie


Click on the link below to access video.

FREE Guidance & Information Service

The Adult Guidance and Information Service provides access to a quality, free, impartial, confidential and professional guidance counselling service. We have added additional resources to our page to support people during Covid-19 or  you can email the Adult Guidance and Information Team on the following email addresses:

  • Adult Guidance Co-ordinator/Counsellor Swords : Majella Callaghan

Email: majellacallaghan@ddletbaes.ie


  • Information Officer Swords: Anna Groome        Phone: 01 8408946

Email: annagroome@ddletbaes.ie

Phone Anna: 087 4050856


  • Adult Guidance Counsellor Balbriggan: Orla Hicks

Email: orlahicks@ddletbaes.ie


  • Information Officer Balbriggan: Kevin McCabe

Email: kevinmccabe@ddletbaes.ie

Phone Kevin: 087 405 0293


Alternatively our phone lines are open 9:00am-5pm (Monday – Thursday)   9am-1pm (Friday)

01 8417763


01 8408946

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Skills For Work

About Us

Welcome to Adult Education Service Balbriggan and Swords, North County Dublin.

We offer a range of full time and part-time courses for adults at different stages of their learning journey. We are proud of our student centred approach and have an expert team of dedicated teachers to support learners achieve their goals. Start your learning journey with us, see where learning can take you!

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Hear from our students about their learning experience with Adult Education Service

'I learned that I could work on my own and still be able to keep up with the rest of the class , that was my biggest fear when we went into lockdown'

Student reflection on learning in Lockdown

"I really enjoyed doing my work experience this gave me the feel of what is expected from healthcare workers"

VTOS Healthcare Student

"The tutor is a brilliant and friendly instructor"

Current Student