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Due to popular demand Sewing Classes will be re-commencing soon here in the Centre



Center Parcs are holding a recruitment open day in the EDI


Job Vacancies - closing date 2nd January 2019

The EDI Centre currently has 4 Community Employment vacancies, Reception, Clerical Assistant and Catering Assistant based in the EDI Centre and a vacancy for a Care Assistant based in the Centre of Independent Living, Longford. Please check eligibility with DEASP. To apply send your CV to Breda Murphy EDI Centre Coordinator, 11A2 Mastertech Business Park, Athlone Road, Longford


Current and Upcoming Courses:

FAR - First Aid Refresher

Level 5 Payroll - Manual and Computerised

Level 5 Reception and Frontline Office Skills

Digital Skills for Citizens

Pre-Apprenticeship in Engineering

Catering/Lifeskills Programme

Live Longer and Prosper


Live Longer and Prosper

Free programme covering Healthy Eating, Exercise, Socialising, Health Promotion Speakers etc will be taking place in Edgeworthstown and Drumlish, 1 day per week for 4 weeks, groups and individuals are welcome to join in. Further courses will be ran in early 2019.


Healthy Eating demonstrations included Cottage Pie, Beef Stew, Chicken Curry, Homemade Soup, Apple Crumble, Rhubard and Strawberry Crumble

Exercise included Walking, Chair Aerobics with Mags Fitness, Bowls in Ardagh Community Centre, Walking Football with Longford Sports Partnership

Talks included speakers from the Marie Keating Foundation, HSE Cardiovascular team, Longford Brach of Arthritis Ireland


Catering/Lifeskills Programme

A warm welcome to all the articipants that commenced training with us recently


Pre-Apprenticeship Engineering Course

A warm welcome to the Pre-Apprenticeship Engineering participants that commenced on Wednessday


Fashion Design Course

Sewing for Beginners

Advanced Sewing


Working for Work

EDI Centre Coordinator and NEC Delegate Breda Murphy was at the launch of the INOU book “Working to Work” with Minister of DEASP Regina Doherty and Chairperson of NEC Ann Fergus.  This book is available free of charge in the EDI Centre, Longford


Previous courses ran in the EDI Centre by various organisations and individuals in 2017:

  • Reception and Frontline Office Skills Course
  • Healthcare - Care Skills QQI Level 5
  • Training and Development QQI Level 6
  • Healthcare - Care of the Older Person QQI Level 5
  • Healthcare - Communications QQI Level 5
  • Manual Handling
  • Digital Skills
  • Occupational First Aid
  • Patient Moving and Handling
  • Safe Pass
  • Work Experience - QQI level 5
  • Christmas Baking

Fashion, Development and Production Survey 2017

Research is presently been conducted into the possibility of delivering a Fashion, Development and Production Programme in County Longford. If you would be interested in taking part in such a programme please complete this survey: Fashion, Development and Production Survey

  • CE vacancy in the Attic Teen House contact for more information
  • A warm welcome to all the new students on the Catering/Lifeskills Programme
  • The EDI have a CE vacancy for a Clerical Assistant check for more information
  • The Catering/Lifeskills Programme are currently recruiting for their next programme
  • The EDI Centre took part in this year's Cruthú Arts Festival which was held between 27th July and 30th July