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Education & Training Opportunities in Donegal Forbairt áitiúil Dhún


Opportunities for People with Disabilities TACA

National Learning Network Provides a range of flexible training programmes and support services for people who need specialist support (job seekers, unemployed, people with an illness or disability). 074-9168288 letterkenny@nln.ie NLNIreland www.nln.ie

New Horizons Partnership

16 +s year

HSE Worklink North West

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years A cross-border, cross-community organisation providing services including accredited training and supported employment to people with intellectual disabilities and people from other disadvantaged groups. This service is fully funded by HSE Day Service Supports Dept. through which referrals are made, generally via schools. 048-7188 3114 kayleigh@newhorizonspartnership.co.uk   NewHorizonsPartnership www.newhorizonspartnership.co.uk

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TACA HSE Training Service supports people with disabilities, people recovering from illness or injury who wish to gain employment or progress to further education, by identifying a suitable work placement and offering a nationally recognised education or training qualification. 074-9532611 rosaleen.mcgarvey@hse.ie HSE Worklink North West is a training and support service for people who have experienced mental ill health/illness with training centres throughout Donegal. 074-9128872 worklinknw@hse.ie

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DARE offers reduced points places to applicants who, as a result of having a disability, have experienced additional educational challenges in second level education. DARE is for individuals with a disability under the age of 23, who have been educationally impacted as a result of that disability. www.accesscollege.ie


Career Guidance & Information Services Donegal ETB Adult Guidance & Information Service

Offers confidential information, advice, guidance and counselling on the educational options available both within Donegal ETB and with other education providers

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years 074-9178088 (Letterkenny) or 074-9725520 (Donegal Town) roseduffy@donegaletb.ie (Letterkenny) or eileenpatton@donegaletb.ie (Donegal Town) DonegalETB @DonegalETB www.donegaletb.ie

Donegal Youth Service Youth Information Centre

Provides a one-stop shop, providing information to young people, parents and those working with young people in relation to employment, study, accommodation, student finance, travel etc. 074-9129630 admin@donegalyouthservice.ie DonegalYouthService @DonegalYouthSvc www.donegalyouthservice.ie

Useful Resources

Student Support & Entitlements www.studentfinance.ie www.susi.ie www.leargas.ie www.welfare.ie

Information on financial support for further and higher education A quick and user friendly way to apply for a student grant Information on funding programmes and opportunities for young people to work and study in Europe

www.citizensinformation.ie www.threshold.ie www.mabs.ie www.spunout.ie www.usi.ie

Information regarding rights and entitlements within Ireland Information on tenants’ rights if planning to rent accommodation Provides advice on managing money and budgeting Youth information website created by young people for young people Union of Students in Ireland is a national representative body for third level students’ unions in Ireland

 raining Support Grant - A fund that is available to jobseekers to assist quick access to short term training or related interventions T Back to Education Allowance – an educational opportunities scheme for persons in receipt of certain social welfare payments wishing to pursue second or third level courses of education subject to meeting the qualifying conditions


Education & Training www.cao.ie www.accesscollege.ie/hear www.apprenticeship.ie www.eCollege.ie www.skillnets.ie www.education.ie www.itsligo.ie www.stangelas.nuigalway.ie www.nwrc.ac.uk www.ulster.ac.uk www.ucas.com Career Opportunities www.garda.ie www.military.ie

Processes applications for undergraduate courses in Irish Higher Education Institutions Higher Education Access Route (HEAR) - college and university scheme that offers places on reduced points and extra college support to individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds Information on available apprenticeships throughout Ireland Provides online and distance learning training courses free of charge to jobseekers, and fee paying for those in employment Assists with training and upskilling through training networks and closely linked with industry needs Department of Education & Skills website Sligo Institute of Technology – offering a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and on-line learning courses St Angela’s College, Sligo – offering a wide range of courses through the CAO route North West Regional College - From its campus’ in Derry, Limavady and Strabane the college offers a wide range of practical and academic courses for school leavers and mature students University of Ulster - The University offers a wide range of full-time and part time courses to school leavers and mature students Processes applications for undergraduate courses in Northern Ireland and UK’s third level universities An Garda Síochána – applications must be made through www.publicjobs.ie Defence Forces Ireland - Careers are offered in the Army, Naval Service and Air Corps

Guidance www.nightcourses.com www.fetchcourses.ie www.qualifax.ie www.careersportal.ie www.findacourse.ie www.gradireland.com www.qqi.ie www.steps.ie www.saoloibre.ie www.ahead.ie www.eurodesk.ie

Useful tool for finding part time education and training opportunities Further Education and Training Course Hub providing listings of available apprenticeships, traineeships, PLC courses, community and adult education courses, literacy and numeracy services Comprehensive information on all courses in Ireland Providing career information and resources Resource to assist with education and training course availability Information relating to post-graduate study options in Ireland Quality and Qualifications Ireland. Responsible for promoting quality and accountability in education and training services in Ireland STEPS Engineers Ireland informs and positively encourages young people towards a career in Engineering SaolOibre is a Careers Guidance resource for Irish speakers bringing together a wide range of career related information Association for Higher Education Access and Disability promotes full access to and participation in further and higher education for students with disabilities Europe-wide information network providing information and mobility opportunities for young people aged 13- 30 years on studying, training, working and volunteering in Europe


Donegal ETB • Youthreach - education, training and work experience programme for early school leavers • Apprenticeships - combines and alternates learning in the workplace with learning in an education or training centre

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• Training Services - accredited vocational/ practical training courses that prepare participants primarily for employment offered on part-time or full-time basis

• Post Leaving Certificate courses (PLC) – full time, one or two year programmes in preparation for employment or progression to further study • Back to Education Initiative (BTEI) part-time courses offering Major and Minor QQI awards at levels 3 to 5

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• Learning for Living - tuition in reading, 18 + writing, spelling, mathematics, years numbers and computers

• Vocational Training Opportunities 21 + Scheme (VTOS) – full time courses years focused on developing the skills and competencies required by employers • Gartan Outdoor Education & Training Centre – training in outdoor sports, adventure training, environmental education and sustainability for young people and adults

• The Donegal Music Education Partnership (DMEP) - instrumental/vocal tuition in all genres of music

074-9161600 info@donegaletb.ie DonegalETB @DonegalETB www.donegaletb.ie


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• Access/Preparatory Studies – Certificate in Access Studies; Certificate in Preparatory Studies for Higher Education. Education courses for possible entry to third level education

• STEP (Support, Training and Enterprise Programme) - second chance education through accredited training for early school leavers with few or no qualifications

• Part time Programmes – Postgraduate, Degree, Accredited Diploma/Certificate, Springboard and other short courses

• Undergraduate Programmes – A wide variety of programmes are offered within the campuses of Letterkenny and Killybegs in the Schools of Business, Engineering, Science and Tourism • Full time Postgraduate Programmes – For those progressing from undergraduate studies including research masters and PhDs

074-9186000 reception@lyit.ie lyit.welcome @LYIT www.lyit.ie

074-9161485 stewart@ymca-ireland.net donegalymcastep www.ymca-ireland.net/ locations/donegal

17-25 years

Donegal Sports Partnership • Offering a variety of sports related training courses throughout Donegal 074-9116078 info@activedonegal.com www.activedonegal.com


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• Reactiv-8 - free youth employability programme on offer to young people

074-9129630 admin@donegalyouthservice.ie DonegalYouthService @DonegalYouthSvc

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• NUI Galway’s Gaeltacht centre in Donegal offering a range of courses through the medium of Irish in Gaoth Dobhair to CAO applicants, mature students and Irish language learners 17 + years

074-9531919 gaothdobhair@oegaillimh.ie www.nuigalway.ie/acadamh/


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Údarás na Gaeltachta

• Provide the mandatory courses for the Sea Fishing Industry, leading to Skipper and Engineering Certificates of Competency at their training centre in Greencastle

• Offering training initiatives to provide Gaeltacht applicants with opportunities to gain qualifications, skills and experience in the work place. The Training & Employment Services include Apprenticeships, Development Scheme for Managers and Work Experience Scheme

074-9381068 nfcgreencastle@bim.ie www.bim.ie/training/

Teagasc

• Teagasc offers both part-time and distance education agricultural courses in Donegal 074-9194132 veronica.ryan@teagasc.ie www.teagasc.ie/education/

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074-9560100 fff@udaras.ie www.udaras.ie

Online Learning: Opportunity to learn from home. Many education and training providers offer this option for studying. These courses of study normally carry a fee and often require attendance for some tuition in a central location on a scheduled basis.


Donegal Local Development CLG Forbairt Áitiúil Dhún na nGall This brochure is intended as a guide to Education & Training opportunities for young people in Donegal.

Letterkenny Office 1 Millennium Court Pearse Road Letterkenny Co Donegal 074-9127056

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Your future your choice booklet  

Education & Training Opportunities for 15-24 year olds in Donegal

Your future your choice booklet  

Education & Training Opportunities for 15-24 year olds in Donegal

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