Training Programmes for Young People

Accredited/Non Accredited

Personal Development for young adults

Course Description

This course offers young people an opportunity to improve their life skills in areas such as relationships building, communication skills and awareness around drugs and sexual health.

Personal Development Training is a course designed for young people to enhance their communication skills and to allow them to explore their values and attitudes towards various topics. It will help young people to build their own self-esteem and self-confidence. Each course comprises of 7 modules and following the course the following Learning outcomes will be achieved.

  • How Work together in groups
  • Improved communication skills
  • Understanding of Respect
  • Understanding Relationships
  • Understanding of illegal substances
  • Understanding of assertiveness skills
  • Understand what contributes to good health

Who is it for?

Young people aged between 12 and 18

Course Outcomes

To increase your social skills and to learn about important life skills in a fun and interactive environment.

Duration

Usually 30 hours of tuition – the course can be delivered in weekly workshops or over a residential

Peer Education 

Course Description

Peer education is a course designed to equip young people with the tools to educate their peers. The course involves an exploration of the concept of peer education and basic group work skills followed by a real world practical demonstration of their Peer Education skills. At the end of the course the young people will have achieved the following learning outcomes

  • Have an understanding of the basic concept of peer education
  • Have researched and presented information relevant to their peers
  • Will understand how to be effective peer educators in a group work setting
  • Demonstrate peer education skills in a group work scenario

Who is it for?

Young People aged 14 to 18

Course Outcomes

To improve your leadership skills in a group scenario and to build your confidence when having conversations with your peers.

Duration

There are 60 hours of learning in this course

Peer Leadership (OCN Level 2 6 credits)

Peer Leadership is a course that is designed to enable young people to improve upon their leadership skills in relation to their peers. The course takes place over 60 hours with 40 of these hours taken up with achieving 6 learning outcomes and 20 hours set aside for learning outcome 7 which involves the planning and implementation of a Leadership project. The Learning outcomes for each unit are described below;

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the characteristics of a good team.
  2. Demonstrate effective listening communication and presentation skills.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of group roles and needs.
  4. Have an understanding of youth culture.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of power and prejudice.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of leadership skills and styles.
  7. Appreciate the attributes required for a youth project.

Who is it for?

Young people aged 12 to 18

Course Outcomes

To enhance your leadership skills and to get practical presentation skills.

Duration

There are 60 hours of learning in total

 

Understanding Prejudice and discrimination

Course Description

This course is accredited by the Open College Network and offered at level 1 and level 2 with 3 credits. The course allows for an examination of prejudice and discrimination discussing where they come from and how they can be addressed

Who is it for?

Young people aged between 12 and 25

Course Outcomes

To increase your understanding of prejudice and discrimination and to gain a respect for the value of other cultures.

Duration

8 to 10 weeks at approx. 2 hours per session

Understanding diversity within society

Course Description

This course is accredited by the Open College Network and offered at level 1 and level 2 with 3 credits. It is a course designed to encourage young people to accept and understand the value of diversity.

Who is it for?

Young people aged between 12 and 25

Course Outcomes

To gain an understanding of how Irish society is made up of a wide variety of nationalities and to forge a better understanding of how this is something that enriches our society.

Duration

8 to 10 weeks at approx. 2 hours per session

 

Introduction to undertaking an enterprise project

Course Description

This course is accredited by the Open College Network and offered at entry level 1 with 6 credits. It involves an understanding of the steps involved in Marketing and selling a product

Who is it for?

Young people aged 12 to 25

Course Outcomes

To build your entrepreneurial skills and to help you to understand how to build your own business

Duration

6 to 8 weeks at approx. 2 hours per session

Conflict management

Course Description

An informal service to help a group address conflict in their personal and professional lives

Who is it for?

Young people and adults

Course Outcomes

To help gain an understanding of the uses of conflict, its origins and how to manage conflict effectively.

Duration

8 to 10 weeks at approx. 2 hours per session

Community Event Planning 

Course Description

We offer an Open College Network accredited course in Community Event Planning at Level 2 with 3 credits

At the end of the course you will know how to participate in an events committee, you will be familiar with community event planning and you will have been part of making a Community Event happen.

Who is it for?

Young people aged 12 to 25

Course Outcomes

This is a fun, exciting and practical course that involves learning about event planning by being part of a team that makes things happen.

Duration

There is usually 4 to 6 month period with regular weekly meetings.

Active Citizenship course 

Course Description

This is a non-accredited course that helps young people to make an active contribution in your local community some examples of citizenship projects that we have completed in the past include organising a Christmas carol group a beach clean-up an the completion of a public piece of stone sculpture.

Who is it for?

All young people aged between 18 to 25years

Course Outcomes

Helps you to understand citizenship and how to make an active contribution to your local community

Duration

This depends on the particular aims of the groups as established in partnership with your youth leader

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