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This Training Centre delivers an extensive range of training including those entering the labour market for the first time, job changers, persons wishing to up-date or acquire new skills, those changing careers, persons with a disability and early school leavers The following is an outline of programme types.

Click any of the specific course types below to view further information.


Full Time Day


Day courses are designed to provide learners with a range of employability related skills and formal vocational qualifications to facilitate those entering the labour market for the first time and persons wishing to up-date or acquire new skills.


Evening Courses


Evening courses are designed to provide learners with a range of employability related skills and formal vocational qualifications to facilitate those entering the labour market for the first time and persons wishing to up-date or acquire new skills.

These courses are delivered to learners on evening & weekend times.


Traineeships


Traineeships are occupational specific and industry endorsed training programmes which combine Training Centre and on-the-job elements leading to QQI major awards mostly at levels 5 and 6 and/or industry recognised certification providing access to specific occupations in designated sectors. These programmes are targeted at occupations which are not designated as apprenticeships but entail significant skill requirements which are best acquired through a combination of alternating periods of on and off-the-job training.


Apprenticeships


Apprenticeship is the recognised means by which people are trained to become craftspeople in Ireland. The apprenticeship system typically consists of 3 off-the-job phases and 4 on-the-job phases. Generally the duration of an apprenticeship is four years. For further information on becoming or employing an apprentice please contact the Services to Business Office in the Training Centre.


Community Training Centre (CTC)


This Training Centre works in partnership with Community Training Centres to provide innovative training to meet the needs of early school leavers under the age of 21. Each learner is helped to identify and develop to their maximum potential and at their own pace.


Local Training Initiative (LTI)


The Local Training Initiatives programme is delivered through community based groups to provide a range of learner centred courses to assist individuals to enter or re-enter the labour market. The programme is primarily geared at 18-35 year olds experiencing exclusion and labour market disadvantage.


Specialist Training Programme (STP)


Specialist Training Providers provide vocational training courses which target the needs of people with disabilities. They provide learner focused training and related services to individuals who require more intensive support than would be available in non-specialist training provision.


Online Courses (eCollege)


These courses are designed to give a flexible response to the specific skills needs of job ready individuals who require training interventions with certification to assist them to re-enter the labour market. Online courses are available free of charge to unemployed clients. Courses are also available, for a fee, to employed persons who wish to update their skills. For more details on online courses please click here. While these courses are delivered completely online, technical support is available throughout the course.