Bray Adult Education Centre

Bray Adult Education Centre

Virtual Open Day - 14th May 2021

Bray Adult Education will run a virtual Open Day on Friday 14th May for anyone wishing to enrol on courses for September 2021. Participants can log on from 10am - 12pm and again from 1pm to 3pm to register for a course. The online meeting will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Download information on times and available courses at BAEC

Bray Adult Education Centre (BAEC) provides the chance for students to acquire a wide range of nationally recognised qualifications and thereby improve their employment opportunities.

Full-time courses include Computer Maintenance, Early Childhood Care & Education, Healthcare Support, e-Business, Inclusive Education and Training and Creative Craft. There are a number of part-time courses for students who may not be able to commit to a full-time hours.

Some of the skills students can expect to develop by enrolling on BAEC courses include troubleshooting computer networks, designing and maintaining responsive websites, creating user-friendly and secure invoicing systems, 3-D design and how to work with assistive technology.

Some of the courses on offer, for example, Early Childhood Education and Healthcare Support hold the promise of a direct entry into employment upon successful completion.

To come into Bray Adult Education Centre, it will be a life turnaround, certainly. You will get to experience things and hopefully achieve things that perhaps you wouldn't have otherwise thought was possible. Jan Irvine - ex-BAEC student

The staff in Bray Adult Education Centre have many years experience working with adults, who in some cases are returning to education for the first time in decades. Students can therefore expect to learn in a supportive and welcoming environment, drawing support from one another .

Adults who register for full-time study are funded through the Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS), and are entitled to a two-year placement. Part-time courses are funded through the Back to Education Initiative (BTEI) program.

You can easily send a query to BAEC or apply directly for a place on one of our courses. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Student's talk about BAEC

Life turnaround...

To come into Bray Adult Education Centre, it will be a life turnaround, certainly. You will get to experience things and hopefully...

Opportunity to learn...

I'm learning things I'd never come across before, that I think otherwise I would never have an opporunity to learn. I like the way...

Sympathetic staff...

The staff are very sympathetic to each of the student's needs. They acknowledge we are all quite individual and have come...

Extra confidence...

I think it gives you an extra confidence because when you learn how to do databases for actually know...

Find your course at BAEC

Early Childhood Care & Education

The Level 5 Major Award in Early Childhood Care and Education (5M2009) is a one-year full-time course leading to a nationally recognised qualification in the early years sector. Students who successfully complete this course will be qualified to work in a number of roles including classroom assistant, special needs assistant and child minder.Students will learn how to develop strategies to promote the mental ...find out more

Computer Systems & Networks

By successfully completing the Computer Systems and Networks (5M0536) course you will understand the architecture, components and makeup of a modern PC, how to install hardware / software components, diagnose installation problems and be able to install, upgrade and troubleshoot Microsoft Windows. Students will have to successfully complete a broad series of modules (click link) through a combination of projects ...find out more


The Level 5 Major Award allows students to acquire a broad range of I.T. skills and the opportunity to practice these skills in the workplace. Modules to be completed include Web Authoring (5N1910), where students will be required to design, create, upload and maintain a fully responsive web site that is equally functional on a desktop PC, tablet or smartphone. Other modules include Spreadsheet Methods where students will ...find out more

Healthcare Support

The Level 5 Major Award in Healthcare Support is designed to prepare you to work competently, effectively and safely as a Healthcare Assistant in a variety of healthcare settings such as nursing homes, hospitals, day care centres and home care services.Learners attend BAEC for three days per week in addition to two days placement in a suitable health care facility. Learners will also have the opportunity to achieve ...find out more

Creative Craft (Art, Crafts & Design)

An opportunity to develop basic skills in Art and Design in friendly and supportive surroundings. Students explore ideas and skills through 2d art works and 3d sculpted pieces. On completion, each student will have a collection of work crossing over manydisciplines in Art and Design plus the opportunity to participate in exhibitions. Those who complete the 1st Year of Art, Craft & Design with us (and newcomers who are ...find out more

Employment Skills

Employment Skills (4M0857) has a particular focus for those students who do not have English as their first language. By offering a broad range of modules, including Business English, IT and maths, it aims to equip students with the skills necessary to enter the workplace. This course also has a particular focus on developing 'soft skills' by showing students how to work productively in teams and interact with the public ...find out more

Back to Education Initiative (BTEI)

The Back to Education Initiative (BTEI) offers an opportunity for students who want to come back to learning and training on a part-time basis. The course content can be tailored to meet specific needs with QQI courses at Levels 3 and 4 on offer. These courses are suitable for individuals who cannot commit to full-time learning but who nevertheless want to improve their skills in a number of areas including I.T., personal ...find out more

Inclusive Education and Training

Bray Adult Education Centre is offering Inclusive Education and Training (6M2263) for the first time in September 2020. Students who enrol on this course will acquire the skills and underpinning knowledge to develop best practice in disability and inclusion in a variety of settings. Successful students can look forward to taking up employment opportunities in the formal education, community care or health sectors. This course ...find out more


Keeping safe during COVID

Please take a few moments and watch the video below, explaining the steps taken by BAEC to create a safe learning environment for it's students during the COVID pandemic.

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