Employment Skills

Portlaoise Youth Education Centre


Course Name Employment Skills
Course Provider Portlaoise Youth Education Centre
Alternative Provider(s) Laois & Offaly ETB
Course Code 4M0857
Course Type Youthreach
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Level 4 Certificate (Level 4 NFQ)  More info... Major QQI Level 4 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Morning, Afternoon
Location (Districts) Portlaoise


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

Expand+Education: Applicants should have a standard of knowledge, skill and competence equivalent to NFQ Level 3 when accessing a Level 4 programme. Applicants may have participated in primary and secondary education although no formal qualifications are r...

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 acquired a broad range of generic skills which will enable employment, under direct supervision, in a variety of sectors, or progression to further education or training.

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Course Content

Expand+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. The overall aim ...

Subjects Taught Career Planning (4N1109) QQI
Communications (4N0689) QQI
Computer Applications (4N1112) QQI
Customer Service (4N1989) QQI
Entrepreneurial Skills (4N1128) QQI
Mathematics (4N1987) QQI
Teamworking (4N1169) QQI
Work Experience (4N1168) QQI
Textiles (4N2048) QQI
FET Code 4M0857 Employment Skills
Further Enquiries Anne Malone
Tel: 057 8681006
e: amalone@loetb.ie
Youthreach Website Web Page - Click Here