Community Training

Community Training Programmes

Supported training programmes are primarily developed and offered to learners who require significant additional supports to access and undertake training as part of their agreed pathway to work.  Kilkenny and Carlow ETB offer supported training provision across a range of Community Training programmes.

 

Local Training Initiatives

The Local Training Initiative (LTI) programme provides a range of person centred services to assist individuals to enter/re-enter the labour market.   LTI’s also promote the removal of barriers and provide supports, which ensure access to programmes, services and employment for individuals and groups experiencing exclusion and labour market disadvantage.

Initiatives are firmly rooted in the community and encourage people, primarily 35 years of age or under, who otherwise might not avail of mainstream training to develop their existing skills and learn new skills in an environment that is tailored to their particular local needs.

The LTI’s provide a range of training programmes which lead to Major QQI awards between levels 3, 4 and 5 and as such durations vary based on programme requirements.  For more information, please refer to the below list of LTI’s:

 

Local Training Initiatives in Carlow

 

Moving On – St. Catherines, Carlow

Aim:  This programme is specifically designed for lone parents aged 16 to 35 years who are at risk of, or are experiencing, isolation, early school leaving, poverty and difficulties in accessing mainstream education and employment opportunities.

 

Certification:

  • QQI Level 4 Major Award in Employment Skills (4M0857)

 

Entry Requirements:

  • Unemployed lone parents in receipt of a DSP payment aged between 16 – 35 years.

 

Contact Details:    Thomas Farrell (Coordinator)

Tel:                         059 9138718

Email:                     thomasf@catherines.ie

Web:                       www.catherines.ie

 

 

Making Connections– St. Catherines, Carlow

Aim:  This programme provides support for people recovering from substance misuse; homelessness or coming from a probationary background and as a result require assistance to progress in different areas of training and education.  The programme is delivered on a one to one basis over a number of hours per week.

 

Certification:

  • QQI Level 3 Major Award in Employability Skills (3M0935)

 

Entry Requirements:

  • Applicants who are experiencing unemployment and experiencing barriers accessing the labour market and main stream education and training as a consequence of addiction or judicial circumstances. Entry to the programme is by referral from a range of agencies, including but not exclusively, HSE Substance Misuse Clinic, Outreach Workers, Probationary Services and Homelessness Services in Carlow.

 

Contact Details:     Maureen Egerton (Coordinator)

Tel:                          059 9138700 / 085-8053316

Email:                      maureenmakingconnections@gmail.com

Web:                       www.catherines.ie

 

 

Local Training Initiatives in Kilkenny

 

 

The Grow Project – Ferrybank

Aim:  This programme provides learners with the knowledge, skills and competence to obtain entry-level employment in the horticulture sector or to progress to further education and training.

 

Certification:

  • QQI Level 4 Major Award in Horticulture (4M1994)
  • QQI Level 5 Major Award in Horticulture (5M2586)

 

Entry Requirements:

  • Long term unemployed individuals who are specifically seeking to explore/pursue a career in horticulture or progress into further education and training.

 

Contact Details:    Gerard Mullen

Tel:                         085 8597784 or 051 832002

Email:                     gmullen@wap.ie

Web:                       www.wap.ie

 

 

 

Moving On – Ferrybank

Aim:  This programme provides learners with the knowledge, skills, and accreditation necessary to enter or re-enter employment and/or progress to further education and training within the Community/Social Care and Health Sectors.

 

Certification:

  • QQI Level 4 Major Award in Employment Skills (4M0847)
  • QQI Level 5 Major Award in General Learning (5M3114)

 

Entry Requirements:

  • Primarily people with either no formal qualifications or incomplete second level qualifications aged 17+

 

Contact Details:    Denise Wall

Tel:                          086 7942442

Email:                      movingonproject@wap.ie

Web:                       www.wap.ie

 

 

Introduction to Multimedia Production – Young Irish Filmmakers

Aim:  This programme provides learners with the skill, knowledge and competence to obtain entry level employment or progress to further education and training in the area of creative digital media.

 

Certification

  • QQI Level 5 Major Award in Multimedia Production (5M2146)

 

Entry Requirements:

  • Primarily people with either no formal qualifications or incomplete second level qualifications between the ages of 16 & 35.

 

Contact Details:    Helen Curtin

Tel:                         056 775 1405

Email:                     helen@yifm.com

Web:                       www.yifm.com

 

 

Pharmacy and Beauty Retail sales – Newpark

Aim:  This programme provides learners with the knowledge, skills and competence to obtain entry-level employment in the Pharmacy sector or to progress to further education and training.

 

Award Title:

  • QQI Level 4 Major Award in Pharmacy and Beauty Retail Sales (4M1998)

 

Entry Requirements:

  • Primarily long term unemployed with either no formal qualifications or incomplete second level qualifications between the ages of 18 & 35.

 

 

Contact Details:    

Tel:                         (056) 7723309

Email:                     newparklti@gmail.com

Web:                       www.newparkclosefrc.com

 

 

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