Sligo Community Training Centre

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Unit B1, Cleveragh Industrial Estate,
General Details
Contact position: Manager
Service / Organisation: Sligo Community Training Centre
071 9145248
Description of main activities / services for children and families:



Community Training Centres (CTC) provide integrated education, training and work experience to young people aged between 16 and 21 years who have left school with incomplete or no formal qualifications. Centres have been set up with the needs of the early school leaver and the young unemployed person in mind with services delivered in a friendly and informal manner. They provide a fresh opportunity for young persons to attain nationally recognised certificates at their own pace and with the assistance of supportive staff.  Learners attend for a maximum period of two years and during this time, will participate in personal, social and vocational skills training leading to major awards on the National Framework of Qualifications. Certification may be obtained in the following areas: • QQI Level 3 Major Award 3M0935 Employability Skills • QQI Level 4 Major Award 4M2010 General Learning / Pathways to Employment • ECDL • Primary Certificate in Food Hygiene.

Age related training allowance applies.

Service Areas
Service Areas:
  • Sligo town and environs
  • Sligo - north
  • Sligo - south, east and west
  • Leitrim - Carrick-on-Shannon and environs
  • Leitrim - south
  • Leitrim - north


Where service is provided
Where service is provided:
  • Service provided at above address
Cost of service to user
Cost of service to user:
  • Free


How to access the service
How to access the service (referral pathways):
  • People can self-refer / access the service directly (without the need for a referral)
  • Parents / guardians can refer
  • Through schools
  • Through other Tusla services (e.g. Education Welfare Service)
  • Through other statutory services
  • Through other community / voluntary service
Notes on referrals to the service:

Registration through INTREO Department of Social Protection. A training allowance is paid according to the age of the trainee.

Parental permission needed
Do young people need parental permission to use your service?:
  • Under-18s need parental permission
  • Under-16s need parental permission


Supports Offered
Other (please specify):


Age-range catered for
Age-range catered for:
  • Post-primary school age (13-18 years approx.)
  • Young adults (18-24 years)

16 - 21 years

Brief Intervention
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Are counselling services regularly supervised? If so, please state what these arrangements are.:


What, if any, regulatory bodies are counsellors members of?:



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