HACE is a dedicated community education provider, offering a variety of education programmes and activities for adults in Dublin’s North Inner City.

Our core aim is to increase confidence and facilitate people to learn at their own pace in a supportive, welcoming environment, where participants can learn new skills, socialise and reach their own learning goals.

HACE provides, on average, twenty-five part-time courses, the majority of which are held in the evening time. We also run a week long summer school each July, to allow people to sample a taster of some of the courses on offer throughout the year.

Courses vary in duration: six-week, ten-week, fifteen-week or thirty-week courses are available. Each course is normally delivered one evening per-week.

Our Non-Accredited Courses

Art・ Computers for Beginners & Improvers ・ Computers for Over 55s ・Cooking on a Budget・ Crochet ・ Drama ・ English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) ・Flower Arranging ・Hand-Knitting ・Irish for Fun ・Job-Seeking Skills ・Personal & Interpersonal Skills ・Sewing for Beginners ・Spanish for Holidays ・ Stress Management ・Yoga.

Our Accredited Courses (QQI)

  • Childcare (Level 5)
  • Computer Applications

Additional Supports Offered

Central to our community education approach, is the provision of additional in-house supports to our learners. Alongside the provision of a diverse programme of classes and activities, therefore, our learners can access counselling, social work, and education and training supports from the DoCCS central support team. These services are offered free of charge to HACE learners.