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The Adult Education Centre at the Study Centre provides adult learners with a space to enjoy, learn and grow in confidence.

Often returning to the classroom can be an exceptionally daunting task, within the Study Centre we offer beginner, intermediate and advanced level courses in a large number of disciplines, that aim to ease even the most reluctant and self conscious learner into the remit of education.

We provide a friendly atmosphere, a good cup of tea and an answer to all of your questions until you feel confident in your understanding of the topic. We have a no exam and no stress approach with every student achieving their own level of success.

Education Centre Co-ordinator & Teacher


Patricia Flynn has always had a very keen interest in computers and has continually kept up to date in technology and its ever-changing environment. 

After studying computer courses in secondary school, Patricia went on to study Office Information Systems, ECDL and advanced ECDL level achieving a Diploma in Computer Applications and Office Skills with Manual & Computerised Accounts.  

She graduated with a JEB Teacher Trainer Diploma from Letterkenny I.T. before the eligible course age, making her the youngest person to have successfully completed this course in Ireland.  

Patricia moved to Dublin then onto Ballinasloe and worked in various roles within the hotel industry such as Reception, Reservations, Revenue and Event Coordinator whilst always keenly working with and maintaining her interest in computers.  

Patricia has recently completed Windows Operating Systems Fundamentals course and studied a Microsoft Office Specialist course in Athlone I.T.  Here she achieved the highest accredited certificates in Microsoft Word core and expert levels, Microsoft Excel core and expert levels along with Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Access and Outlook.  She became the first person ever in Athlone I.T. to successfully complete all 7 course modules and achieving a Microsoft Office Specialist Master certification.  

She believes technology is the future in all aspects of life through school and business with more and more online activity in our daily lives.  She believes with computers; your potential is endless.

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