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Young Adult Education and Training Guidance Service - Dublin Inner City

The City of Dublin Education Training Board (CDETB) Young Adult Education and Training Guidance Service offers career guidance counselling services to young people age 16-25 living in or engaging with services & projects Dublin 1, 3, and 7.

The services offered include:

  • Free 1 to 1 career guidance
  • Outreach group career guidance workshops
  • Information on education & training qualification options for your career
  • Information on financial supports for returning to training & education qualifications
  • Outreach support to services, projects, and centres in Dublin's Inner City

You can also find them on their Facebook page.

Find out more about the guidance service in this video.

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Griffith College Limerick

Located in in the heart of Limerick students enjoy all of the amenities and facilities available to students in the city centre. The college provides a wide range of internationally recognised full-time and part-time courses. All courses are taught from a state-of-the-art facility on O’Connell Avenue. 

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LYCS Community Training Centre

The Lourdes Youth Community Services offer 40 Early School Leavers the opportunity to gain certified training in FETAC Levels 3 & 4 in a range of modules and subjects. 

Available courses include Woodwork and construction, Sport & Recreation, Early Childhood Education & Care Support, Pathway to Employment and Job and College Preparation Course.

01 836 3416 Visit Website Find out more

An Cosán Virtual Community College

An Cosán Virtual Community College (VCC) is an education initiative with a unique vision: To bring about social equality and an end to poverty through education using online and mobile technology. They offer a wide range of affordable courses, and provide the support you need to help you reach your potential.

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SOLAS also offers online learning through ecollege which offers a range of high quality interactive online learning courses. Each course can take between 14-24 weeks to complete. Learners can register for on-line courses through Ecollege's website.

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SOLAS  (previously known as FAS) is the government body which is in charge of further education in Ireland. If you are leaving school, unemployed or simply looking for a job you can choose from a wide range of training courses provided by SOLAS and Education Training Boards.

Courses available include anything from short courses, to specific skills training relevant to particular industries such as construction. Some of the courses provide a training allowance, as well as a contribution towards travel and meals. Eligibility conditions and training allowances vary widely between courses so you should check the details of each course carefully.

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Europe Direct

The Europe Direct network distributes information and advice about the European Union’s policies, actively promote local and regional debate about the European Union, allow the European institutions to disseminate local and regional information and give the public the opportunity to send feedback to the European Union institutions.

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DARE: Disability Access Route to Education

The Disability Access Route to Education (DARE) is a college and university admissions scheme which offers college places on a reduced points basis. The scheme is available to school leavers under 23 years old with disabilities who have completed an Irish Leaving Certificate.

If you have a disability which had a negative impact on your second-level (secondary school) education, you may be eligible for the DARE scheme.

To talk to someone about the DARE scheme, you can contact the college or university you are applying to. Find the contact details here.

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AHEAD - Association for Higher Education Access & Disability

AHEAD provides information to students and graduates with disabilities, teachers, guidance counsellors and parents on disability issues in education.

Their information includes how to fill out the CAO and use the DARE scheme, supports available in your university or college, and adapting to a working environment with a helpline, workships, and training.

The Willing Able Mentoring (WAM) programme is a work placement programme for graduates with disabilities to gain experience in the workplace, offering mentored, paid work placements.


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Student Finance provides information on financial support for further and higher education.

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OCD Ireland

OCD Ireland are a non-profit organisation who provide information and support for people with disorders like OCD, TTM and BDD. 

OCD Ireland run support groups and also run a lecture series every month in St. Patrick's Hospital.

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Central Applications Office (CAO)

The CAO manage the application process to colleges and universities, or Irish Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), in Ireland.

You can apply for college and university places by filling out the CAO application online and by post.

For more information visit

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