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Adult Continuing Education

Adult Continuing Education (ACE) has been offering part-time education programmes to Cork, Munster, and beyond since 1946 and is proud to celebrate over 75 years of educational services to the community.

ACE News

17 Nov 2023

UCC Graduates Shine in Social Citizenship & Disability-Inclusive Practice Certificates

UCC proudly celebrates the outstanding achievements of 15 graduates from its new Certificates in Social Citizenship and Disability-Inclusive Practice. These one-year courses, offered through ACE at UCC in collaboration with the ID+ project at UCC aims to empower individuals with intellectual disabilities and equip these students to champion disability inclusion.
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Pictured are Mags Arnold, UCC Project Lead IUA MicroCreds; Aoife O’Sullivan, Head of Network Development and Innovation, Skillnet Ireland; Susan Costello, Network Director BioPharmaChem Skillnet; Dr Eoin Fleming, Lecturer UCC School of Pharmacy and School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology; Megan Pardy, Marketing Manager, Adult Continuing Education, UCC and Siobhán Dean, Senior Executive BioPharmaChem Ireland/IBEC
26 Oct 2023

UCC and BioPharmaChem Skillnet launch new Microcredential

New microcredential to strengthen the talent pipeline for Ireland’s BioPharmaChem sector. The global top 10 Biopharmaceutical companies operate in Ireland. 84,000 employed in the sector and this is expected to will increase by up to 10,000 jobs over the next five years.
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29 Sep 2023

Tina Neylon Receives Prestigious Bertram Windle Award from ACE at UCC

Adult Continuing Education (ACE) at University College Cork presented its annual Bertram Windle Award to Tina Neylon, Founding Coordinator of the Lifelong Learning Festival at an award ceremony in City Hall on the 28th of September. Tina Neylon was presented with the award in recognition of for her exemplary contribution to lifelong learning as Founding Coordinator of the Lifelong Learning Festival. 
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27 Sep 2023

Many North Cork Traveller children face barriers to education, research finds

New research has found many children are experiencing ‘high levels’ of disadvantage. This research explores the barriers to education for Traveller children. The report outlines 20 recommendations. A new report has revealed that there are significant barriers to education faced by Traveller children living in the north Cork region. The report has discovered that many children still experience ‘high levels of disadvantage’ across the area.
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Student Profiles

The most enjoyable learning experience I have ever had. I never felt more challenged but I enjoyed that. I cannot understand why I did not do this earlier in my life."

Graduate from DePuy Synthes

For over 10 years, I have attended short courses run by ACE at UCC. All courses met my needs in providing intellectual stimulation and meeting like-minded people. I found the courses excellent."

Mary McCarthy, Skibbereen

When I was offered the place on the course I was thrilled, it was the perfect opportunity to learn new skills and make myself more employable. I now run my own business and have so much confidence."

Maeve Aherne O'Neill

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I found the course very do-able, even though I have a full time job & children...there was loads of time given to complete assignments and the feedback from each of them was clear and easy to follow.

Martha B.

Diploma in Disability Studies Graduate

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