Community Training provides training and development opportunities for people who are economically, socially, geographically or educationally disadvantaged. Training is provided across four different programme types.
Local Training Initiative is a project-based training and work experience programme carried out in the local community run by local community groups for unemployed persons age 16-35 years with low level education.
Community Training Centres provide second chance education and training for early school leavers, aged 16–21 years.
Justice Workshops provide opportunities for people, referred by the Probation Service, to make positive choices concerning their future and to reduce re-offending through education and training.
Specialist Training Providers address the identified training needs of people with disabilities who are experiencing exclusion and labour market disadvantage.
All learners participating in Community Training Programmes are offered the opportunity to complete a QQI Major Award at level 3, 4 or 5.
Learners wishing to join these programmes should contact the Programmes directly or contact their local DSP Office. Clients under 18 years of age should contact the Programme directly.
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