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CPAP: Training for Trainers Course (In-Person)

May 16, 2022 @ 10:00 am - May 17, 2022 @ 4:00 pm IST

€100.00 – €140.00


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This is NYCI’s 2-day Train the Trainer Course in the NYCI Child Protection Awareness Programme (CPAP). NYCI authorises select organisations to avail of the Train the Trainer model in order to deliver the CPAP exclusively within the nominated organisation.

This Train the Trainer course is for agreed organisations only, who have nominated a trainer(s) who meets the NYCI Trainer Competencies Criteria.

This training is provided by the NYCI Child Protection Programme.

Attendance for the entire 2 days is required.


14 people


100 euro for members
140 euro for non-members


16th & 17th May 2022
10.00am – 4.00pm each day


Trainer Competencies Criteria

Trainers will have completed the Child Protection Awareness Programme training within their own organisation and completed Tusla’s Children First e-learning on www.tusla.ie before attending this training.


Ideally, trainers will come from a professional background and/or experience of training, child protection and working using a ‘child-centred approach’.  The competencies required by Child Protection Trainers to deliver the child protection awareness programme must be met in order to attend. These are as follows (not an exhaustive list):

·         Be nominated by their organisation to attend and fulfil the role of CPAP trainer

·         Have a background and in-depth experience in training delivery

·         Have an excellent knowledge of child protection policy at national level, including legislation, guidance and Children First

·         Agree to deliver the Child Protection Awareness Programme within their own organisation (exclusively)

·         Demonstrate how they fulfil the competencies required to be a child protection trainer (see below)

Skills ·           Excellent communication skills

·           Group facilitation skills

·           Training skills

·           Basic IT skills (including proficiency in PowerPoint)

·           Ability to complete a ‘Training Needs Analysis’ and apply the outcomes

·           Ability to deal with difficult issues in training


Knowledge ·           Relevant legislation pertaining to the awareness programme

·           Children First Act 2015 and Children First National Guidance 2017 and related child safeguarding legislation

·           Statutory roles and responsibilities

·           Reporting procedures (internal and external to the organisation)

·           Awareness of the role and contact details for the Designated Liaison Person (and deputy DLP) and the relevant statutory services

·           Knowledge of the organisation (role, ethos, mission, organisational policies)

·           Organisational Child Safeguarding Statement and Child Protection Policy

·           Organisational recruitment and selection procedures, including Garda vetting

·           Equality and inclusiveness – as relevant to the particular target group

·           Knowledge of a range of appropriate responses to a variety of frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Attributes ·           Approachable

·           Open

·           Confident

·           Respectful

·           Confident and comfortable about addressing child protection

·           Encouraging of participation

·           Open to feedback, monitoring and willing to apply it

·           Willingness to learn

·           Child centred in approach


  • A nominated trainer in a youth work organisation to deliver the NYCI Child Protection Awareness Programme within their organisation.


NYCI Child Protection Programme


*Important Information* Please Read Before Booking


This is a scheduled face-to-face training that will be delivered in-person at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Athlone. In line with the current government and public health guidelines, there are currently no restrictions in place regarding in-person events. We will provide tea and coffee at the breaks and soup and sandwiches for lunch. Please advise of any dietary requirements. Participants are welcome to wear masks during the training if they so wish, this is voluntary rather than mandatory so please be aware other participants may not be wearing masks.


This training has been provisionally scheduled with the view to evaluate any changes to public guidance in the weeks preceding the training. With that in mind, NYCI reserve the right to cancel this training if circumstances in relation to Covid-19 change or if the government/public health guidelines change. In the event that face-to-face training cannot take place, this training will be rescheduled to a later date. Please note this training will not be moved online. NYCI will give as much notice as possible for any updates about the status of the training, in accordance with the public health guidance available at the time. NYCI will issue refunds to participants if the training is cancelled or rescheduled. For all other circumstances, please review NYCI’s Cancellation Policy prior to booking.


In the event that circumstances change with regard to Covid-19 prior to this training date, NYCI will abide by the government and public health guidelines at the time the event is due to take place. Therefore, restrictions or public safety measures may be put in place so that the training can ahead.


NYCI is committed to taking the necessary precautions to maximise the health and safety of the training participants and trainers. Your decision to attend a face-to-face training must consider all Government rules and guidance, your individual circumstances, and we ask that you only attend with the approval of your Organisation’s Senior Management.


If you have queries, please contact the NYCI’s Child Protection Officer via email: lauren@nyci.ie


May 16, 2022 @ 10:00 am IST
May 17, 2022 @ 4:00 pm IST
€100.00 – €140.00
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National Youth Council of Ireland
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Radisson Blu Hotel, Northgate St, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Radisson Blu Hotel, Northgate St
Athlone, Westmeath