Training Centre – Dun Laoghaire Community Training Centre
DLCTC provides training and support services to Early school leavers aged 16 – 21. We offer QQI certification at Level 3 and Level 4. All training is vocationally based and young people attending the centre choose from the following courses : Hair and Beauty, Catering, Industrial Skills, Pre apprenticeship training and IT.
In addition to training in a chosen area, all learners complete modules in Communications, Maths, Personal Effectiveness and Career Preparation / Work Experience
with: Career choices Childcare Making friends Mental Health Moving to new education stage Paying for education Reading and writing Studying
We work with
young people who are in/have: Leaving Cert Left School Early Not in education, employment or training Transition Year
How we support Young People
All learners are set up with their own ILP and will be part of a small group getting lots of support. We have monthly meetings with learners at which we can address their needs, provide support etc. We offer individual counselling on request and have drug support on site if needed. As the centre is small (max of 55 learners), we get to know learners well and to assist if difficulties arise. All learners meet with the Advocate who will help plan their progression from the centre and can also draw on additional support from other services while in the centre if needed.
How you can connect with us
By phone, email, through our website, calling in
Where to next?
Many learners from DLCTC progress on to PLC courses. Others move into employment. We also offer a Work Experience programme where we place learners with an employer for a period of 6 months allowing them to get experience in an area of their choice. Others have progressed to the DDLETB training centre in Loughlinstown.
How our service is different because of Covid
We are currently not offering our normal timetable (ie. 8.30 – 2.30) each day. Learners are currently attending the centre on a sessional basis 2 – 3 times per week in a pod of 3/4. We are hoping that we will resume a more normal timetable in the Autumn.