Literacy Service

The Adult Literacy Service provides confidential basic education including reading, writing and numeracy skills, to adults whose literacy and numeracy skills are inadequate for functional participation in social and economic life.

Priority is given to those most in need, in particular those possessing a literacy level below FETAC foundation level.

However adult literacy participants may be offered courses up to FETAC level 4 or leaving certificate provided that the number of participants on such higher courses does not exceed 10% of the total participants in adult literacy.

The Adult Literacy Service is provided through 9 Schemes, listed below. The Literacy Service is totally confidential.

Literacy Services:

  1. Altrusa Literacy Scheme
    Mary Ryder, Douglas Street Education Services Centre, 107 Douglas Street, Cork.
    021-4255542 / 086 0487404
  2. Read Write Now Literacy Scheme/ Bishopstown Literacy Scheme
    Cathy Kelly, Community Resource Centre, Lower Friars Walk, Ballyphehane, Cork.
    021- 4319085 / 087-6849150
  3. Mahon Spell It Write Literacy Scheme
    Bríd Murphy, Resource Centre, Ave de Rennes, Mahon, Cork.
    021- 4358866 / 086-8577820
  4. Travellers Literacy Scheme
    Sandra Brett, St.Vincent’s de Paul, Tuckey Street Cork.
    4357595[h] / 4357300 / 086-1731274
  5. Write Together Adult Literacy Scheme,
    Margo Kelleher, 5 Churchfield Ave, Churchfield, Cork
  6. Farranree Adult Literacy Scheme
    Mary Matthews, Knockpogue Ave, Farranree, Cork


     8.  ABLES Adult Literacy Scheme
          Fiona Long, The Glen Resource Centre, The Glen, Cork.
          021-45000434 / 086 - 6087111

     9. Mayfield Write On Adult Literacy Scheme
         Mary Chambers, Ardbhaile Community Centre, Mayfield, Cork.

         (021) 4500434 (086) 8237078


Work Based Literacy

The Work Based Literacy programme is designed and delivered in a flexible and adaptable way to meet the needs of participants and employers. Employees participate on a voluntary basis and total confidentiality applies to all.

For further details contact any of the Literacy Schemes.

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Last Updated: Friday, 14-Jan-2011 14:09:41 GMT