Adult Basic Education (ABE)

Kickstart your learning journey today!

ABE Programme Overview

Our Adult Basic Education (ABE) service provides free and confidential support to improve your literacy skills in a friendly and supportive learning environment. Learn at your own pace in a one to one or small group setting. Courses are designed to meet each person’s ability and aimed at supporting people to return to learning.

  • Learn at your own pace in a friendly, informal atmosphere
  • Classes at flexible times
  • One to one tuition or small learning groups
  • Classes are free and confidential
Classes are for adults who:
  • Are over 16 years of age and who are not in full-time education
  • Need to brush up on skills such as reading, writing, math, numeracy and computers
  • Want to up-skill or re-skill for work
  • Would like to gain confidence
  • Work towards a recognised QQI certificate, if desired


Maynooth ABE is located next to Dunnes Stores on Mill Street in Maynooth. The centre is in close proximity to the train station and bus stop.

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Maynooth Further Education & Training

Manor Mills, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. W23 V9P2

Contact us at Maynooth Further Education and Training Centre to start your education journey.


If you require further information about our courses or programmes please contact us by phone: 01 629 2602.
Alternatively, you can email Deirdre Curtin: or Avril Winters:

Part-time ABE Courses

General Learning QQI Level 2

General Learning QQI Level 2

General Learning QQI Level 2 We provide a range of modules that allow learners to achieve QQI component awards and/or work towards achieving major award certification. Learners can pick from a variety of module across various...