• 01 January 2022
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City of Dublin ETB stands in solidarity with the Ukrainian people at this extremely difficult time. City of Dublin ETB advocates for an immediate and peaceful end to the conflict. We extend our support at this dark hour to students and staff from the Ukrainian community across the City of Dublin ETB family as they anxiously await word from friends and family fleeing their homes.

We commend members of our Russian community at home and abroad who are supporting peace. City of Dublin ETB is a learning community with strong and proud European ties and appeals to any groups or individuals who can offer support to Ukraine to do so.

City of Dublin ETB is continuously exploring what additional help and resources can be offered and this page will be updated regularly to reflect this.

We have established a dedicated email address  Ukraine@cdetb.ie . This address is a direct point of contact for any person affected by the conflict who wishes to seek our assistance / services as the state education authority for Dublin city.

Free, part-time,  English Language classes are available for Ukrainian Ayslum Seekers and Refugees (up to 6 hours a week). Follow the link to find classes near you – https://bit.ly/EnglishlanguageSept

2nd Level Schools,  Ages 12 – 18 Years ,  Fulltime 

Our 2nd level schools provide secondary education for students from 12 to 18 years old.  All our schools follow the national curriculum in Junior Cycle and Senior Cycle.  Learners who come to Ireland without fluency in the English language, will be offered additional language classes and support, as well as participating in a range of other curricular subjects. 

Some of our schools may have places available, so please contact them directly.

Youthreach,   Ages 16 – 21 Years,  Fulltime 

Courses last from 1 to 2 years, although it can be flexible, depending on your individual needs. Learners can concentrate on a core training area of your choice but basic subjects, such as English, maths and life skills, are generally covered by all trainees. Courses are free and trainees receive a weekly allowance.  

Further Education & Training, Ages 16 +, Fulltime 

Further Education courses are usually of one or two years in duration. They are open to those with a Leaving Certificate or an equivalent qualification. Some courses require a basic level in English and Maths and/or in school subjects to submit a portfolio of work. Many courses start in September however some training courses are available with different starting times.  

Adult Education,  Ages 18+, Part Time 

City of Dublin ETB Adult Education Service provides an open, accessible, welcoming environment where you will find programmes that meet your individual needs. Programmes are provided within our centres and in community settings that have been developed in cooperation with a wide range of partners. Courses are low cost or free, one to one or small groups with a choice of times and venues to suit the needs of the adult learner with day and evening learning sessions available. Courses include: Basic literacy courses in English, ESOL, or English for Speakers of Other Languages, which incorporates communicative language techniques for mixed levels and uses cross-cultural approaches that recognise a learner’s other languages/cultures. 

Adult Education Guidance Service   

The aim of the Adult Education Guidance Initiative (AEGI) is to provide a quality adult educational guidance service to students attending literacy and adult and community education programmes in the five Adult Education Areas. 

City of Dublin Youth Services 

City of Dublin Youth Services funds a range of Youth Groups and Clubs across Dublin City.  For more information please email info@cdysb.cdetb.ie 


In terms of making donations, it is important that we are following the advice of the experts. For instance, the Irish Red Cross is now advising the public not to send goods for donation. Those who wish to contribute financially can donate to appropriate organisations such as:

UNHCR – https://donate.unhcr.org/int/en/ukraine-emergency-wpp-emg

ICRC – https://www.icrc.org/en/donate/ukraine

UNICEF – https://www.unicef.ie/donate/ukraine/?ch=bl#1

City of Dublin ETB stands with Ukraine #StandWithUkraine.

Contact ukraine@cdetb.ie for asssitance.