Are you under 25?

We have an exciting new short course starting in August, 2021.

Are you under 25? We have an exciting new short course starting in August. The course will let you test and try a range of courses to see what best suits your learning needs and goals. There is adult guidance support before and during the  course to assist you in choosing the course best for you.

Are you interested?

We want to hear from you asap as we want to make sure the course is tailored to your interests and needs.

Avail of this great opportunity for free and confidential guidance and support.

Don’t delay! Click HERE to apply!

or alternatively email the Information Officer Kevin McCabe–

Phone 01 8417763

Closing Date June 25th 2021

Apply now for September courses

Any plans for September?

Make sure you have your application in now for part-time courses starting September 2021.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people and suprise yourself on what you can achieve!

Apply today! Call 01 8417763 or 01 8408946 and ask to speak to the Information Officer who will discuss your options with you

Click here for full list of courses

Applications now open for VTOS Courses

Apply now secure your place for September 2021

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

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


Phone Kevin: 087 405 0293                   Office Phone: 01 8417763

  • Information Officer Swords: Anna Groome


Phone Anna: 087 4050856            Office Phone: 01 8408946

  • Adult Guidance Counsellor: Orla Hicks

Phone: 01 8417763


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


  • Information Officer Swords: Anna Groome        Phone: 01 8408946


Phone Anna: 087 4050856

  • Adult Guidance Counsellor Balbriggan: Orla Hicks


  • Information Officer Balbriggan: Kevin McCabe


Phone Kevin: 087 405 0293

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

01 8417763


01 8408946

Click Read More to access the page of resources


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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