One Step Up Information and Referral Service

14 Aug 2019
In our latest blog, discover the new website for One Step Up, a free Information and Referral Service that helps adults find out about the range of education and training options and the supports available.

Returning to education an adult can be daunting, but taking that first step back into education is now easier than ever. The new, redeveloped One Step Up website can help you find your learning pathway by providing you with all the information you need on the range of educational opportunities and supports available to you. 

One Step Up is a free Information and Referral Service provided by AONTAS as part of the European Agenda for Adult Learning (EAAL) project, ‘Increasing Pathways, Increasing Participation 2017-2019’. The service supports thousands of people in Ireland every year to find out about their education and training options. Having worked with, represented, and advocated for the rights of adult learners for 50 years, we have heard from learners that knowing where to find information can be a challenge.

The One Step Up Information and Referral Service is a one-stop-shop where you can find out everything you need to know about returning to learning. It is a free and easy-to-use service that helps adults discover their education and training options. Whether you’re looking to acquire new skills, achieve qualifications, gain employment, build self-confidence or meet new people, we can help you find the pathway that’s right for you. One Step Up includes a website, Freephone Helpline (1800 303 696) and a detailed information booklet which provides you with a breakdown of different education options, support services and relevant contacts.

The new website has a number of free and unique features to support adults back into education, such as the Events Calendar for finding upcoming information events and open days happening near you. Other fantastic features include Learner Stories where you can hear from learners about the value of returning to education and a Frequently Asked Questions section to guide you to the information you need.

For More Information:

Visit, freephone 1800 303 696 or contact Sam O’Brien-Olinger, AONTAS Information and Policy Officer via email: