Youthreach is our education, training and work experience programme for young people aged 16-20 years who have left school early. Our aim is to offer an alternative way of achieving Leaving Certificate Applied or QQI certification whilst also promoting the skills needed to progress to Further Education and Training or to employment. We have seven Youthreach centres across Galway and Roscommon.

All our Youthreach Centres offer a wide variety of subjects leading to Leaving Certificate Applied, QQI Level 3 and QQI Level 4 qualifications.

We also offer additional supports including guidance counselling; literacy and numeracy support; coaching and mentoring; and work preparation.

Our Youthreach programme places an emphasis on a holistic approach to social and academic education by encouraging you to reach your full potential and to gain educational qualifications in a welcoming, mindful, learning environment.

Learners set personal and educational goals that increase their self-esteem, skills and employability. We encourage positive relationships between staff and learners through the promotion of mutual respect.

Our Youthreach courses are provided free of charge. We also pay a weekly training, meal and travel allowance.

Why not take that first step and contact your Local Youthreach Centre?