Summer 2023 Training at CEEDS

Upcoming training courses at CEEDS – Summer 2023
Classroom and online courses available.
Our extremely popular FREE Computers for Beginners and Word Processing classroom courses are back for 2023. Places are strictly limited so register now to book your spot.
Check out our online and classroom QQI accredited courses: Special Needs Assisting QQI Level 5 (flexible learning), Train the Trainer QQI Level 6, Reception skills, Care skills and Care of the older person, Care support Communications and more.
Call us on 01-6233629 or email news@ceeds.ie for further information.
Proudly supporting our Community since 1993.

Special Needs Assisting (Online Flexible Learning) – QQI Level 5 – Courses every week
FREE Computers for Beginners (Classroom) – Begins 15th June – Now enrolling
Care Skills and Care of the Older Person – QQI Level 5 (combined online course) – Begins 11th May – Limited places remaining
FREE Introduction to Word Processing (Classroom) – Begins 19th May Limited places available
Work experience (Online) – QQI Level 5 – Begins 7th June – Now enrolling
Communications (Online) – QQI Level 5 – Begins 7th June – Now enrolling
Train the Trainer (Online) – QQI Level 6 – Begins 18th May – Now enrolling
Care Support (Online) – QQI Level 5 – Begins 12th June – Now enrolling
Reception Skills (Online) – QQI Level 5 – Begins 26th May – Now enrolling

Upcoming Training Courses Spring 2023 at CEEDS

Check out our great range of Training Courses for the New Year at CEEDS Clondalkin.  

Classroom and Online training options are available, and places are limited on all Courses. To book a place, or to refer a participant for one of these Courses, please contact Tania or Andrea at news@ceeds.ie or call 01-6233629 or 01-6233657. 

We would like to wish all of our valued service users a very Happy New Year.

Special Needs Assisting (Online Flexible Learning – Learn at your own pace) – QQI Level 5 – Cost €250 per participant – Now enrolling 

Computers for Beginners (Classroom) – CEEDS accredited – Begins 3rd February 2023 – Places are free for eligible applicants – Course full  

Customer Service (Online virtual classroom) – QQI Level 5 – Begins 28th February 2023 – Cost €250 per participant – Now enrolling 

Advanced Spreadsheet Methods (Classroom) – QQI Level 5 – Dates TBC by CEEDS – Cost €250 per participant – Now enrolling 

Introduction to Word Processing (Classroom) – CEEDS accredited – March 2023 dates TBC – Places are free for eligible applicants – Now enrolling 

Communications (Online virtual classroom) – QQI Level 5 – Begins 1st March 2023 – Cost €250 per participant – Now enrolling 

First Aid Responder (Classroom) – PHECC accredited – Begins 1st March (3-day classroom) – Cost €250 per participant – Now enrolling 

Work Experience (Online virtual classroom) – QQI Level 5 – Begins 2nd February 2023 – Cost €250 per participant – Now enrolling 

Computers for Beginners (Classroom) – CEEDS accredited – Begins April 2023 (dates TBC) – Places are free for eligible applicants – Now enrolling  

Manual Handling (Online) – Courses run every Friday – Now enrolling – Cost €50 per participant – Now enrolling 

Payroll – Manual and Computerized (classroom) – QQI Level 5 – Begins 18th April 2023 – Course full (Reserve list available)  

Bridging the Digital Divide in our Community

STRIDE Clondalkin Project

Our STRIDE Clondalkin Project begun in 2017. Generous Grants from Google have enabled CEEDS to develop an advanced Digital Learning Centre in the Heart of our Community. This state of the art facility allows CEEDS, with the support of Google, to provide Digital Learning incentives, access to technology and Digital supports to help people to use the internet.

Google and CEEDS – Investing in our Community

Since 2017, Google has proudly supported our CEEDS STRIDE Project, investing in the region of €150,000 in hardware, software and training infrastructure through generous Community Grants. These supports have enabled CEEDS to tackle the issues presented by the widening digital divide in North Clondalkin, while focusing on inclusivity, accessibility and real community needs.

Empowering our Community through Technology and Learning

Our STRIDE Project has enabled CEEDS to develop a range of Digital Learning Programs. These incentives have been created as a response to the Digital marginalization of some of the most vulnerable members of our Community during the Covid-19 pandemic, providing people with the Hands-on supports they need to use the internet and other Computer technologies. This incentive has been an incredible success to date, with 80+ Learners certified since September 2021 and many of these progressing to further education and employment.

CEEDS and South Dublin County Council

SDCC has provided funding supports to CEEDS

CEEDS Clondalkin Centre for the Unemployed is grateful for the funding supports provided by South Dublin County Council. From 2021 to 2022, SDCC awarded CEEDS Grants of €2,000 and €5,000 respectively from their Community Activities Fund to assist our Project with the dramatically increased Centre running costs. Their very welcome support has assisted us greatly to be able to continue to offer our services to the community and throughout 2022, despite very challenging times. In November 2022, South Dublin County Council awarded CEEDS a Grant of €5,000 to undertake a much-needed redevelopment of our Kitchen facilities. This work will be completed in 2023. Management and Directors of CEEDS appreciate the assistance provided by South Dublin County Council during these difficult and unprecedented times.

Social Welfare Appeals Service

Information and representation service

New Clinic open every Monday from 10AM-2PM at CEEDS

Social Welfare Appeals

If you need to appeal a decision to the Social Welfare Appeals Office or the Ombudsman’s Office, our Officer can represent you.

Initial consultation is free. This will allow you to gain enough information in order to decide if you want to appeal and whether you would like to be represented.

If after the first consultation you decide that you need full representation, we offer a no-win, no-fee service. If you do not win your case, we will not charge you anything. If you do win, your fee is paid out of the backdated payment that you receive from your Social Welfare entitlement.

This is an appointment only service – Every Monday at CEEDS Clondalkin from 10AM – 2PM. To make an appointment with an Officer, please call CEEDS on 01-6233629 or email welfare@ceeds.ie

Your Social Welfare Entitlements

Social Welfare rules are changing all the time. Your social welfare entitlements also change along with your circumstances. Sometimes we don’t think about how changes will affect our social welfare payments. There are also a number of secondary benefits and social welfare payments that not everyone is aware of. We recommend that you check your social welfare entitlements at least once every year, and also every time you experience a change of circumstances. You may not be receiving everything that you are entitled to.

Check to see whether you are getting the right rate of payment (e.g., if you are under 26 or if you have means assessed against you), whether there are any secondary benefits you are entitled to, and how your social welfare payment will be affected if you start working.

Contact us to make an appointment at our Monday clinic at CEEDS, and one of our experts can go over your circumstances to see if you are receiving everything you are entitled to.

October-November Training Courses at CEEDS

Check out our great selection of Classroom Training Courses coming up this October-November at CEEDS Digital Learning Centre Clondalkin. After two years of lockdowns, CEEDS is thrilled to see the return of our classroom courses at CEEDS and look forward to supporting our community through their new learning challenges. Places are limited on all Courses. To book a place please email Tania or Andrea at news@ceeds.ie or call 01-6233629 or 01-6233657.

Special Needs Assisting SNA (online) – QQI Level 5 – Begins 10th November – Limited places available
Computers for Beginners (classroom) – CEEDS accredited – Begins November (dates TBC)
Spreadsheets & Databases (classroom) – CEEDS accredited – Begins 9th November – Places available
Customer Service (classroom) – QQI Level 5 – Begins 3rd October – Course full
Word Processing (classroom) – QQI Level 5 – Begins 6th October – Course full
First Aid Responder (classroom) – PHECC accredited – Begins 23rd November – Limited places available
Bookkeeping (classroom) – QQI Level 5 – Begins 8th November – Reserve list available

September-October Classroom Courses at CEEDS Clondalkin

Check out our huge selection of Classroom Training Courses coming up in September-October at CEEDS Digital Learning Centre Clondalkin. After two years of lockdowns we are thrilled to see the return of our classroom courses at CEEDS and look forward to supporting our Community through their new learning challenges. Places are limited on all Courses. To book a place please email Tania or Andrea at news@ceeds.ie or call 01-6233629 or 01-6233657.

Special Needs Assisting SNA (classroom) – QQI Level 5 – Begins 5th October – Limited places available
Care Skills & Care of the Older Person Integrated Course (classroom) – QQI Level 5 – Begins 19th September – Limited places available
Palliative Care support (online) – QQI Level 5 – Begins 19th September
Spreadsheets & Databases (classroom) – CEEDS accredited – Begins October dates TBC – Limited places available
Reception Skills (classroom) – QQI Level 5 – Begins 5th September – Reserve list available
Customer Service (classroom) – QQI Level 5 – Begins 3rd October – Limited places available
Word Processing (classroom) – QQI Level 5 – Begins 6th October
First Aid Responder (classroom) – PHECC accredited – Begins 29th August
Bookkeeping (classroom) – QQI Level 5 – Begins 8th November – Reserve list available

Summer Training Courses at CEEDS

Check out our great selection of Training courses – Summer 2022 at CEEDS


Our Classroom Computers are back – we have Free Computers for beginners courses and Intermediate Computer skills courses available at our Digital learning Centre.
Online healthcare, safety and office skills courses such as Special needs assisting, Train the Trainer, Food safety, Communications and much more are available to study from the safety and comfort of your own home.
To enroll for a course or for more information please call Tania on 01-6233629 or email news@ceeds.ie
Proudly supporting our Community since 1993

Special Needs Assisting – QQI Level 5 – Begins 11th July – Cost €250
Care for the Older Person/Care Skills Special Combined Course – QQI Level 5 – Begins 22nd June – Cost €500
Train the Trainer (Training needs identification & Design) – QQI Level 6 – Begins 30th June – Cost €250 – Now enrolling
Customer Service (Online virtual classroom) – QQI Level 5 – Begins 5th August – Cost €250 – Now enrolling
Communications (Online virtual classroom) – QQI Level 5 – Begins 30th June – Cost €250 – Now enrolling
Online Food Safety and HACCP – QQI Level 5 – Begins 30th June – Cost €250 – Now enrolling
Care Support (Online) – QQI Level 5 – Begins 25th July – Cost €250 – Now enrolling
NEW Computers for Beginners (Classroom) – CEEDS accredited – Begins 30th June – Free Course places available*
First Aid Responder PHECC (Classroom) – 22nd, 23rd and 24th June – Cost €250 – Limited places available
Care for the Older Person/Care Skills Special CLASSROOM Combined Course – QQI Level 5 – Begins 19th September – Cost €500

Training Courses March April and May 2022 at CEEDS

We have a great selection of Classroom and Online Training courses available at CEEDS Clondalkin. Some of these courses are available as distance learning options, allowing learners to study from the safety and comfort of their own home. We also have some fantastic new Classroom-based Computer courses – Word Processing, Spreadsheet/Database training and Computers for Beginners.

Over the past two years, CEEDS has supported our community through Covid-19, providing access to classroom and online training and other essential services. Our Computer training incentives have greatly benefited the wider community during the lockdown, providing much-needed digital skills training to those who have really needed these supports. We also provide a CV typing service, and Internet Café and free confidential welfare rights information service.

Did you know that CEEDS also offers a room rental service? Local Organizations are welcome to book our facilities for their own training, meetings and events. We have one of the most advanced digital learning facilities in West Dublin, with high-end tech and spacious, well-appointed rooms. Tea/Coffee and refreshments are provided free of charge and catering/sandwiches etc. can be provided on request.

CEEDS Upcoming Courses – Classroom and Online Courses 

First Aid Responder PHECC (Classroom) – Begins 6th April

Reception Skills (Online) – QQI Level 5 – Begins 12th April

Special Needs Assisting SNA (Online) – QQI Level 5 – Begins 25th April

Work Experience (Online) – QQI Level 5 – Begins 26th April

Computers for Beginners (Classroom) – CEEDS accredited – Begins 29th April

NEW Intermediate Computer Applications (Classroom) – CEEDS accredited – Begins May

Communications (Online) – QQI Level 5 – Begins 10th May

Online Food Safety and HACCP – QQI Level 5 – Begins 19th May

Computers for Beginners (Classroom) – CEEDS accredited – Begins June

February and March 2022 Training Courses at CEEDS

We have a great selection of Classroom and Online Training Courses beginning at CEEDS over the coming weeks. Some of these courses are available as distance learning options, allowing learners to study from the safety and comfort of their own home.

Check out our new Classroom-based Computer courses – Word Processing beginning on 22nd February. Free Basic Internet Skills Training (Getting Citizens Online) beginning on 14th March and our Free Computers for Beginners Course in April.

CEEDS Upcoming Courses – Classroom and Online Courses

Computers for Beginners (Classroom) – Begins 3rd February – Course full

Special Needs Assisting SNA (Online) – QQI Level 5 – Begins 28th February – Cost €250

Care of the older Person (Online) – Begins 23rd February – Cost €250 – Only a few places left

Care Skills and Care for the Older Person (online blended learning) – 2-Module Combined Course – Begins 22nd February – Cost €500

Word Processing (Classroom) – CEEDS accredited – Begins 22nd February – Cost €150 – Only a few places left

Work Experience (Online virtual classroom) – QQI Level 5 – Begins 4th February – Cost €250 – Course full

Reception Skills (Online virtual classroom) – QQI Level 5 – Begins 7th February – Cost €250 – Course full

Communications (Online virtual classroom) – QQI Level 5 – Begins 23rd February – Cost €250 – Only a few places left

Training, delivery and evaluation – QQI Level 6 – Begins 28th February 2022 – Cost €250 – Only a few places left

Safety and Health at the Workplace (online virtual classroom) – QQI Level 5 – Begins 24th February – Cost €250

First Aid Responder (Classroom) – Begins 9th March 2022 – Course full

Basic Computer Skills – Getting Citizens Online (Classroom) – CEEDS/FIT accredited – Begins 14th March – Free Course places available**

Computers for Beginners (Classroom) Group 5 – CEEDS accredited – Begins April (dates TBC) – Free Course places available*

Customer Service (Online virtual classroom) – QQI Level 5 – Begins 28th March – Cost €250

Reception Skills (Online virtual classroom) – QQI Level 5 – Begins 4th February – Cost €250

First Aid Responder (Classroom) – Begins 6th April – Cost €250

Communications (Online virtual classroom) – QQI Level 5 – Begins 26th April- Cost €250

Bookkeeping (Classroom) – QQI Level 5 – Begins 3rd May – Course full

If you are interested in any of these Courses, or would like some more information, please contact us at news@ceeds.ie or call 01-6233629.