City of Dublin Education and Training Board

The City of Dublin Education and Training Board (CDETB) provides a broad and comprehensive range of high quality educational services in our schools, colleges and centres.  We place the learner at the centre of provision whether he/she is a second level student, a young adult wishing to obtain a Further Education and Training qualification or an older adult wishing to upskill.  We have an innovative approach to curriculum and course development and our flexibility allows us to respond quickly to the changing needs of learners and society.   Our highly qualified, professional and experienced staff members are there to guide and support individuals and to help them to reach their potential.  We aim to address each person’s particular educational needs and also to provide pathways to employment and to further and higher education.

What we do

CDETB operates 23 schools and colleges (16 of which are Colleges of Further Education), 10 Youthreach Centres, an education service in seven Prisons two Training Centres, 17 Local Training Initiatives and an Adult Education Service operating in five separate areas across the city. This provision is delivered by approximately 3,200 staff to up to 30,000 learners (12,000 full-time and 17,500 part-time) and is supported by services that include a school psychological service, a curriculum development unit, a sports and cultural council, a buildings maintenance unit and an administrative staff in CDETB Head Office in Ballsbridge. CDETB is responsible for CDYSB which provides youth work services across the city of Dublin.  CDETB is also responsible for the national awarding authority for student grants in Ireland, Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI).

Contact Information: 

CDETB Administrative Offices,
Town Hall,
1-3 Merrion Road
Dublin 4

Tel: 668 0614
Fax: 668 0710


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