Learning & Education

Accredited Courses

Croom FRC is committed to providing adult education opportunities to all members of the community. We offer formal QQI certified training, delivered in collaboration with Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board. Courses provided are diverse and may vary from year to year depending on the needs and wishes of individuals, families, and the community. We target adults who wish to return to or continue their education, offering a learner-centred approach which results in positive personal, social, and economic outcomes. Courses can be a pathway to employment however, many students engage for personal development reasons.

Courses can include

  • Special Needs Assisting
  • Healthcare
  • Retail Skills
  • Introduction to Youth Work

Community Education

Community Education is about building the capacity and confidence of local communities through the provision of courses and programmes. Some view doing a course as an opportunity to learn new skills and expand their horizons while other use it as an opportunity to combat isolation and meet new people while building their self-esteem. The courses provided change in line with the needs and interests of learners in our community. They are a wonderful pathway for individuals and groups to access learning, improve previously learned skills and progress into accredited courses if they so desire. Courses are open to everyone from young adults to older members of our community. We offer an inclusive environment where new members are always encouraged and welcomed.

Classes can include

  • Painting
  • Horticulture
  • Ceramics
  • Woodwork
  • Photography
  • Fitness
  • Craft-Mosaic Tile and Decoupage
  • Genealogy
  • Personal Development
  • Health and Wellbeing

Bespoke Education

Here at Croom FRC we are aware that there is a necessity for one off training and bespoke programmes and workshops throughout the year. These are aimed at members of our community as well as other organisations operating in the locality.

One to one adult literacy services can be provided in the centre by qualified tutors working with Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board. Tutors work at the student’s own pace and they can learn in a safe, confidential manner

Seasonal workshops such as Christmas wreath making and Easter arts and crafts are held in the centre where participants get the opportunity to make items which they can then take home or display in the community.

One off workshops and talks are held throughout the year and all members of the community are invited to attend. These are inclusive events where refreshments are served, and attendees can meet members of staff and get information on all the services that the centre can offer. Topics that have been covered in the past are

  • Mental Health and Well Being
  • Parenting