D8CEC CLG provides second-chance education and lifelong learning opportunities to over 450 adults each year.

Our courses respond to the needs of the adult community in Dublin 8 and surrounding areas.

We keep our students central to our work and ensure our programmes, tutors and learning environment are the best they can possibly be.

Our Mission Statement is: “It’s never too late to learn”.

In our Community Education Centre, the adults of our community have access to a quality, learner-centred education in a welcoming and caring environment. At all times the learner will be at the centre of the learning process and will be supported in an atmosphere of respect, understanding and trust. We recoginise the importance of helping learners acquire self-confidence through the educational process. We commit ourselves to quality work and proper accreditation

If you’re interested in enrolling in one of our courses, apply here.

Course Registration

Please contact Reception if you would like to register for any of the courses on our schedule. There is a registration fee of €20 for one course, for second and subsequent courses the charge is €10.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Please do not worry if you have no formal qualifications- you should contact Rachel the D8 CEC manager to discuss how we recognise your work and life experiences so that you can apply for courses.

Learning Supports

We have a range of supports to help you take part in your course and also in your assessment so that you can gain your award. These include – help with literacy and numeracy, English language training and support if you have a specific need.

Progression and Course Evaluation

The Centre Manager operates an open-door policy if you wish to discuss any matter, regarding training, employment or any other issues. There are also one to one chats with learner, tutors and /or manager to discuss future plans e.g. What other courses you would like to do? What job or further training would you like? What further steps you will need to take to achieve your goal?

Plan for continuity of learning

In the case of absenteeism/sick leave or temporary Centre closures, support continued access to quality education. This can include:

  • Use of online/e-learning strategies
  • Assigning reading and exercises for home study
  • Assigning teachers to conduct remote daily or weekly follow up with students
  • Review/develop accelerated education strategies

Use of Personal Social Media Platforms

If you use social media in your private life learners should be aware that social media sites cannot guarantee confidentiality, whatever privacy settings are used. Caution should still be exercised in the content uploaded to any social media site.

Always consider the possible impact on your peer learners before publishing any content on social media.

Please treat everyone with respect and do not engage in abusive, unsustainable or malicious behavior online.

Make sure your comments are not defamatory or otherwise in breach of the law. It is important that you realise that the content of class discussion should not be discussed outside of the classroom and should never be shared on social media.

Please ensure that when participating in classroom discussions that you should not identify individuals or organisations, and these must not be shared on social media under any circumstances.

Any breach of this procedure by a Learner should be reported to the Assistant Manager who will conduct a complete investigation and compile a written report for the D8 CEC CLG Manager.

Equity and Diversity

D8 CEC CLG is opposed to all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination. If you have any concerns about this or feel that you are not being treated in a fair manner, please bring this to the attention of the D8 CEC Manager.

D8CEC CLG Privacy Policy (GDPR)

We at D8 CEC CLG respect your right to privacy and comply with our obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came into effect on 25th May 2018. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to outline how we deal with any personal data you provide to us while visiting the website of D8CEC CLG. If you are not happy with this Privacy Policy, you should not use this website.

By visiting this website, you are accepting the terms of the Privacy Policy of D8CEC CLG. Any external links to other websites are clearly identifiable; we are not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of these websites.

D8 CEC CLG is committed to ensuring that all your information is kept safe and secure and in line with the GDPR. For those of you on QQI courses we will need your full name, date of birth and PPS number to register you for your QQI award. The CDETB who fund our courses also need you to complete an application form for all courses you undertake at D8 CEC CLG.

Here at D8CEC CLG, we retain two types of information, Personal and Non Personal data. 

Personal data

This is data that identifies you or can be used to identify or contact you. Such data as your name, organisation/ company name, address, phone number, email address.

How and why we use/share your personal data

We use your personal data for purposes including:

  • Your application for the enrolment
  • To provide you and match with appropriate education level and support
  • To monitor your academic progress
  • To care for our staff and learners
  • To process grant applications and other funding
  • To coordinate, evaluate, fund and organise educational programmes
  • To comply with our legal obligations as an education body
  • To comply with our monitoring and reporting obligations to Government bodies.

How long we keep your personal data

We only keep your personal data for as long as necessary to meet the purposes set out in this notice according to its data retention policy. Some personal data is only kept for a short period. Data which is no longer needed is safely destroyed at the end of an academic year. Some data we retain for a longer period e.g. Roll Books and Enrollment Form are retained in the Centre for six years. 

Non-personal data

Like most websites, we gather statistical and other analytical information collected on visitors to our website. This non-personal data comprises information that cannot be used to identify or contact you, such as demographic information regarding, for example, user IP addresses, browser types and other anonymous statistical data involving the use of our website.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

We may update this privacy policy from time to time and will publish such updated version on our website, as appropriate.

Quality Assurance

D8CEC is a QQI Quality Assured Centre. We aim to continuously deliver a high standard of courses that meet the demand of our community in a friendly and welcoming environment.

Modules for QQI Certification

Assessment differs on every QQI module, but you tutor will explain everything to you. If you are falling behind with your work, please contact your tutor who can help, and you can apply for more time to complete your assessment work if necessary.

Learners Appeals

D8 CEC CLG have a learner appeals policy in place and if you feel that your work has not been assessed fairly you should contact the D8 CEC CLG Manager. You can arrange to see your work with the Manager who will explain how it has been marked. If you are still not happy then you can appeal your result in writing. A tutor from another Training Centre will re-correct it and see if you have a different grade. The decision of the second tutor is final.