The primary aim of the East Cork Further Education and Youthreach Centre is to prepare our learners for progression to employment or further education through the provision of full-time and part-time courses from level 1 to 5 on the National Qualifications Framework. Our past students have benefited from acquiring new skills and knowledge, gaining confidence and progressing to employment and further education including entry to University or the Institutes of Higher Education.
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We have an excellent team of tutors who deliver professional training in a supportive environment. We meet with each applicant to ensure they are placed on the course that best meets their needs.
We welcome mature applicants, as well as school leavers, to apply for all courses. We also welcome people with disabilities to our centre. It is fully wheel chair accessible and we will accommodate individual needs as far as is practicable.
Cork ETB is increasing the number of further education and training programmes we have on offer at the East Cork Further Education and Youthreach Centre again this year. Cork Training Centre will run an ITEC Beauty Therapy Traineeship. We will continue to run our very successful post Leaving Certificate course in Healthcare Support, our updated Hospitality, Heritage and Tourism course as well as a Childcare course. These courses are all full time and prepare participants for direct entry to the labour market.
Our Gateway course would be an ideal option for anyone who missed out on doing their leaving certificate and would like to improve their skills before selecting a more specific training option.
We also have a number of part-time options that provide an introduction to specific areas of training including our Art course: Drawing, Painting and Textiles and our Introduction to Beauty / Pharmacy Sales course. A high percentage of our past learners on these courses have progressed on to further education following completion of these courses, feeling more confident and capable. Our Retail Skills course has been very successful in preparing participants for working in the Retail area.
Cathy O’Mahony coordinates a range of courses at a foundation level including Communications, Maths and Computers as well as English for Speakers of Other Languages.
Youthreach provides a programme of integrated general education, vocational training and work experience for unemployed early school leavers aged 16-20.