Adult Literacy

What is Literacy?

Literacy involves listening, speaking, reading, writing, numeracy and using every day technology to communicate and handle information. It includes more than the technical skills of communication (reading, writing and spelling). It also has personal, social and economic dimensions. Literacy increases the opportunity for individuals and communities to reflect on their situations explore new possibilities and initiate change.

The service is free and confidential and may be offered on a one to one basis or in small groups depending on individual needs. Classes are available across Cavan and Monaghan.

What kinds of courses are on offer?

Accredited courses range from QQI Levels 1 to 4.

Non – accredited programmes can focus on any of the following areas.

  • Helping children with homework.
  • Improving Handwriting
  • Reading books and newspapers
  • Filling in Forms
  • Improving numeracy and Maths skills
  • Basic Computers

Click here for Adult Education Education Courses

The Adult Literacy Service also offers a range of ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) programmes.  Click here for more information.

Volunteers Graduation.

volunteers graduation

Pictured above are participants who successfully completed a 10 week (30 hr.) Training Programme with Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB). The programme is designed to train people to work as volunteer tutors within the Adult Literacy Service of CMETB.  Read More

If you are interested in finding out more about Adult Literacy programmes contact the Adult Literacy Organiser in your area:

Contact details

Co Cavan
Regina Clarke Regina Clarke
Adult Literacy Organiser
Ballyjamesduff Adult and Community Education Centre
Virginia Road, Ballyjamesduff, Co Cavan
Tel: 049 8553528  087 2855907
Deirdre O’Callaghan,  Adult Literacy Organiser
Adult Literacy Organiser
Cavan Adult Learning Centre
5 Churchview Sq. Cavan
Co. Cavan
Tel049 4353952
Co Monaghan
  Ceinwen Fergus
Adult Literacy Organiser
Cavan and Monaghan ETB
Administration Centre
Market Street
Tel: 047 30888
angelamccrossan Angela McCrossan
Cavan and Monaghan ETB
Administration Centre
Market St,
Tel: (047) 30888

If you are interested in finding out more about ESOL, please contact the ESOL Co-Ordinator in your area.

ESOL Contact details

 Photo Patricia Patricia Martin
ESOL Cavan
Church View Square
Tel: 049 4361881
Michael Donohoe
Further Education and Training Co-Ordinator
Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board
Carrickmacross Workhouse
Shercock Road
Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan
Tel: (047) 30888, 087 6526648  


Please click below for details of ESOL registration.

ESOL Registration details for Cavan Town

ESOL Registration details for Ballyjamesduff

ESOL Registration details for European Union House, Monaghan

ESOL Registration details for Carrickmacross Workhouse, Shercock Road.