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.
- Sligo town and environs
- Sligo - north
- Sligo - south, east and west
- Leitrim - Carrick-on-Shannon and environs
- Leitrim - south
- Leitrim - north
- Service provided at above address
- 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
Registration through INTREO Department of Social Protection. A training allowance is paid according to the age of the trainee.
- Under-18s need parental permission
- Under-16s need parental permission
- Post-primary school age (13-18 years approx.)
- Young adults (18-24 years)
16 - 21 years