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Training and Education

The Centre provides community education and community development courses for the wider community in association with outside tutors. Courses are funded by Cork County VEC and Dunmanway Family Resource Centre (DFRC) providing support for training and education.

Expo is an annual event in September each year. It showcases organisations providing training, employment and education supports in West Cork. This is an interagency initiative with West Cork Development Partnership, Employments Services, EmployAbility, VEC, National Learning Network, MICC, Citizens Information Service and Dunmanway Family Resource Centre. If you would like a stand at the event or more information

Contact Tracey (023) 8868106 or


VEC Courses

Fetac Level 4 

We regularly run VEC Courses from our centre. In 2012/2013, we ran Lifeskill with Debra Davies as tutor. For 2013/2014 we hope to run Health and Customer Care Award, which is an expansion of the Lifeskill course run earlier.

For more information contact (023) 8856818


Employment Services

Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday 10.30am – 12.30pm

The Department of Social Protection Employment Services Office provides jobseekers in the West Cork area with a registration and guidance service, and information and advice on training options. It also provides information on Community Employment Schemes,  and grants and schemes for people with disabilities.

Warner Centre, Bantry, on 027 50464 or

EmployAbility West Cork

Employability West Cork is a Dept. of Social Protection funded programme that assists employers throughout West Cork to fill positions in their companies while offering eligible jobseekers a one-to-one back to work advice and support.

For more information contact Orla O’Mahony Mobile: 086 8546559

Other Courses

Cork Institute of Technology
BA in Community Education and Development 
BA Honours in Community Education and Development

Application Forms available from the Dunmanway Family Resource Centre.

For further information contact: 
Anne Deasy, Department of Education Development – DEIS,
School Humanities, Cork Institute of Technology
Tel: 021 4326700

Watch the following videos to learn more about the experiences people’s training experiences