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Trainee Youth & Community Worker Programme

Residential Centre for Education and Community Development Established 1977


This 2 year programme offers the opportunity to train as Youth Workers in a real-work environment with visiting groups at the Centre while atending college to gain a professional qualification in Youth and Community Studies (QQI Level 5/6.)

Trainees work 19.5 hours per week and recieve a training allowance. They will also receive some financial support towards their college fees and training courses.
Trainees work 35hrs a week LTI / or 19.5 Hours DS


In addition to the professional qualification, the programme also provides training in the following areas during the two years:

  • Children's First - Child Protection Training
  • Fire Safety Training
  • Drug Awareness
  • Working with groups / Facilitation Skills
  • Canoeing Instructorship
  • Rock Wall Training
  • Archery Instructor Course
  • REC3 First Aid
  • Equipemnt Care and Maintenance
  • Anger Management
  • Anti-Bullying Course
  • Mountain Skills
  • Arts and Crafts Training

  • Darren trainee youth worker image

    Darren Trainee Youth Worker

    Conor trainee youth worker image

    Conor Trainee Youth Worker

    Dylan trainee youth worker image

    Dylan Trainee Youth Worker


    Trainee Outdoor Education Training Image Gallery

    Kayaking Lough Sheelin
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    Kayak level 2 skills

    Kayaking Lough Sheelin
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    Youth Worker Kevin delivering Kayak level 2 skills to trainees

    Kayaking Lough Sheelin
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    Kayak level 2 skills Lough Sheelin

    Glendalough
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    Training walking leader hiking in beautiful Glendalough

    Glendalough walks
    Glendalough walks image

    Training walking leader hiking in beautiful Glendalough

    Glendalough walks
    Glendalough walks image

    Training walking leader hiking in beautiful Glendalough

    Lough Crew
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    Training walking leader in Lough Crew

    Cavan Burren
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    Training walking leader in Cavan Burren

    Night walk Glendalough
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    Night walk Training in Glendalough

    Dylan Trainee youth worker
    dylan trainee youth worker image

    Dylan Trainee youth worker fixing arrows for Archery

    Darren Trainee youth worker
    Darren Trainee youth worker on high ropes image

    Darren Trainee youth worker on High Ropes

    Conor Trainee youth worker
    Conor Trainee youth worker image

    Conor Trainee youth worker Training walking leader

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    The Cavan Centre
    Kilnacrott
    Ballyjamesduff
    A82 YE10
    Co. Cavan
    049 8544436
    Email
    📨 info@cavancentre.ie