Employability Skills

Portlaoise Youth Education Centre


Course Name Employability Skills
Course Provider Portlaoise Youth Education Centre
Alternative Provider(s) Laois & Offaly ETB
Course Code 3M0874
Course Type Youthreach
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Level 3 Certificate (Level 3 NFQ)  More info... Major QQI Level 3 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Morning, Afternoon
Location (Districts) Portlaoise
Duration 34 weeks.


Youthreach is a full-time programme, usually over two years, for young people, aged 15 to 20, who left school early and are not are not working. It leads to awards typically at levels 3 and 4 on the NFQ. Learners are supported in settin...

Entry Requirements Education: Learners do not need any previous formal qualification.

Aptitude: Learners who are ready to take on new tasks, can follow direction and are moving towards independent learning.

Previous Experience: No previous experience required. Suitable for learners who wish to progress to employment or further education and training through the attainment of a QQI level 3 major award.
Financial Support


Courses are free and trainees aged over 16 receive a weekly allowance. You will get a travel allowance if you have to travel 5 km or more to the centre. You may also qualify for free childcare and a meal allowance - you should check with the...

Comment Learning Outcomes
On completion of this programme learners will have the skills, knowledge and competencies 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 develop personal qualities and strengths to make informed choices to pursue a range of employment opportunities or to progress to further education or training.

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Course Content Youthreach is a programme for early school leavers aged 15 - 20 with little or no formal qualifications. Youthreach offers young people a chance to identify their options and provides them with opportunities to acquire certification. This is a full time course that provides learners with the opportunity to improve their communication, ICT, literacy and numeracy skills, with a view to gaining employment or progressing to further education.
Subjects Taught Art & Design (3N0608) QQI
Career Preparation (3N0896) QQI
Communications (3N0880) QQI
Computer Literacy (3N0881) QQI
Craft-Pyrography (3N1047) QQI
Mathematics (3N0929) QQI
Bread, Pastry & Desserts (3N0522) QQI
Craft-Sewing (3N1035) QQI
FET Code 3M0874 Employability Skills
Further Enquiries Anne Malone
Tel: 057 8681006
e: amalone@loetb.ie
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