OUR Mission Statement:
“We work together to educate, motivate and inspire our students in a respectful and caring atmosphere on their personal, social and academic journey.”
WELCOME TO WATERFORD YOUTHREACH
Waterford Youthreach is a firm believer in the power of education to change lives and is committed to constantly improving the courses, facilities and extra-curricular activities provided for its students. Youthreach staff are instrumental in giving a second chance at education to many young learners who otherwise may have given up on learning.
The Youthreach Programme offers opportunities to students to identify their strengths, learn new skills and build self-esteem. While attending Youthreach, students have the opportunity to develop their vocational, literacy and numerical skills. Students can sit state examinations such the Leaving Cert. We also run programmes in Employability Skills and Leaving Cert Applied.
OUR CORE SERVICES
- To provide QQI certified courses at Level 3
- To provide Leaving Certificate Applied
- To provide Driver Theory and Basic First Aid on an annual basis for learners
- To provide uncertified courses for our learners
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT / SOFT SKILLS
We aim to increase the self-esteem and confidence of our learners.
To adopt a holistic approach on an ongoing basis to enable learners to reach their full potential.
To provide SPHE (Social Personal Health Education) for learners on an annual basis.
COURSES AND FACILITIES
See an overview of available courses and facilities
Our Leaving Certificate is run in one year. It is ideally targeted at a young person that may have left school after 5th year and just needs to complete their final year. We offer 6 subjects and primarily at foundation or ordinary level, but we can accommodate higher level depending on the student.
QQI EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS
The purpose of this award is to enable the learner to develop the relevant knowledge, skill and competence to use a range of skills and tools, under direction and with limited autonomy, related to seeking employment or in employment. It enables the learner to develop personal qualities and strengths to make informed choices to pursue a range of employment opportunities or to progress to further education or training.
LEAVING CERT APPLIED
This is a two year programme, which continues the learner’s social and personal development. It also provides a range of educational, training and work experience options to enable the learners to have the knowledge, skills and confidence to enhance their ability to progress to further education, training and employment.
The Youthreach Programme
Youthreach is the principal national response in Ireland to the difficulties faced by young people who have left school early. It is an education and training programme targeting in particular those between 16 and 20 years of age who have left the mainstream school system with poor qualifications or none.
The Operation Youthreach is co-funded by the Irish Government, the European Social Fund and the Youth Employment Initiative as part of the ESF Programme for Employability Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020.