Adult Educational Guidance and Information Service

Returning to learning as an adult can be challenging, especially if early experiences of education were difficult. The Adult Educational Guidance and Information Service (AEGIS) works to encourage adult learners to think about their lives in a way they might not have done before, to re-evaluate their existing strengths, abilities and skills, as well as looking at ways to develop new ones.

Services Offered

  • Advice and information on all aspects of returning to learning as an adult
  • Educational and career guidance sessions with students in the Further Education centres, schemes and programmes
  • Group and one-to-one appointments and educational guidance sessions
  • Assistance with completing CAO and funding applications
  • Limited access to the Internet for career and educational research purposes

Extra Curricular

AEGIS regularly works with other agencies and services to provide advice guidance and information to a wider target group through open days, information seminars and visits to learning providers involved in education and career development in the county. The service also participates in the annual AONTAS Adult Learners Festival as well as events arranged through Laois & Offaly ETB’s Further Education Service.



Laois Adult Educational
Guidance and Information Service
Offaly Adult Educational
Guidance and Information Service


Carmel Hoolan Catherine Gavigan


(057) 86 72963 (057) 93 49425



Adult Educational Guidance and Information Service,
Portlaoise FET Centre, Tower Hill, Portlaoise
Adult Educational Guidance and Information Service,
Tullamore FET Centre, Castle Buildings
Tara Street, Tullamore



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