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Dun Laoghaire CTC

41A York Road, DunLaoghaire, Co. Dublin

Dun Laoghaire CTC

About this location

Dun Laoghaire Community Training Centre CLG (DLCTC) was established in August 1985 to address the difficulties encountered by early school leavers in the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County area. Since our inception the Community Training Centre has been responding to the changing needs of Early School by providing a second chance or alternative educational and training facility to those for whom school is no longer an option whatever the reason.

Today, DLCTC provides 55 young people with the opportunity to follow nationally accredited QQI training programmes at Level 3 and level 4 on the national framework of qualifications while, also equipping them with personal and social life skills together with relevant vocational skills in a number of specific work skill areas.

All our courses are accredited by QQI and lead to the following Major Level 3 and 4 Awards:

Level 3 Employability Skills 3M0935

Level 4 Pathway to Employment (General Learning) 4M2010

The centre has achieved successes over the years in assisting young people return to education in a supportive and inclusive way. Many learners progress from the centre to further education in local colleges while others have had success in finding apprenticeships or direct employment.

Learners can choose to pursue their training in one of five course areas:

  • Catering
  • Woodwork
  • Information Technology (IT Skills)
  • Childcare
  • Hair and Beauty Therapy
  • Gateway Programme

DLCTC also provides additional supports for all learners, including Literacy and Numeracy, Career Guidance / Advocacy, Counselling, Preparation for Employment / Work Experience and special inputs including a well being and sports activity programme.

All courses are delivered in small groups of up to 10 young people while, individual support is also available where required.


Awarding Body
Course: Gateway
Awarding Body: QQI
Level: 3
Intake: Continuous
Course: Catering
Awarding Body: QQI
Level: 3 & 4
Intake: Continuous
Course: IT Skills
Awarding Body: QQI
Level: 3 & 4
Intake: Continuous
Course: Woodwork
Awarding Body: QQI
Level: 4
Intake: Continuous
Course: Childcare
Awarding Body: QQI
Level: 4
Intake: Continuous
Course: Beauty Theraphy & Haircare
Awarding Body: VTCT
Level: 2
Intake: Continuous

Get in touch

Address: 41A York Road, DunLaoghaire, Co. Dublin
Tel: 01 2841194
Fax: 01 2808638
Chairperson: Paddy Beare
Manager: Gerry O’ Shea

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