Training & Events

Practical training and certified courses to support your professional development

We provide a wide range of practical training and certified courses delivered by experts to support your professional development and work with young people. Alongside our scheduled training calendar, tailored and on-demand training to build your organisation’s capacity is also available.


Click on any of the events below to find out more about them, or click here to see all available training courses and events that you can book online.


We provide tailored and on-demand training to build your organisation’s capacity.  We offer a range of tailored training courses in a variety of disciplines that we can run at your premises (or a convenient nearby location) specifically to upskill your staff members. Click on any of the featured courses below to find out more, or click here to see all available tailored training courses.

Understanding Self-Harm

This one-day training is designed to raise awareness for individuals and agencies who seek to understand more about self-harm, the reasons underlying self-harm behaviours and improve upon personal and agency responses to those who self-harm.

Child Protection Awareness Programme

This training programme is aimed at staff and volunteers in the youth sector, working with young people with general responsibilities in relation to safeguarding but who do not have specific responsibilities in their role in relation to child protection.

One World Week Workshops

One World Week Workshops will be a free 2 hour workshop aimed at young people and youth workers. The workshops will use non-formal development education methods that will connect young people and youth workers with Climate Change and taking action in their community.


With our academic partners Maynooth University and NUI Galway, the National Youth Council of Ireland offers a number of Certificate and In-depth courses aimed at those working in the youth work sector.  Below you will see links to all the available courses in this category.  Click on any of the items listed below to find out more about them.

Specialist Certificate in Youth Health Promotion

The National Youth Health Programme delivers the Specialist Certificate in Youth Health Promotion in conjunction with NUI Galway every second year. The course aims to encourage, support and facilitate youth organisations to become effective settings for health.

Programme Award: Certificate in Health Promotion (Level 7) – Specialist Certificate in Youth Health Promotion awarded by NUI Galway

Certificate in Youth Arts

Part time, year long university accredited course of study in Irish Youth Arts Practice managed and delivered by the Arts Programme at NYCI. The Certificate in Youth Arts aims to introduce those working in the non-formal education sector to the concepts, principles and practice of youth arts using a context and practice approach.

Accrediting body: NUI Maynooth, Dept of Applied Social Studies

Games in Youth Work – Engaging young people in climate action and development education

This innovative and exciting new programme will enable youth workers to use games to strengthen their practice while focussing on climate, environmental and development issues.

NYCI STEAM School 2019

This residential training in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) activities for youth work settings will help you explore pinhole photography and paper circuit art with youth arts specialists Brian Cregan and Maeve Clancy.

It is delivered as part of a collaboration between NYCI’s Youth Arts Programme and STEAM in Youth Work project, meaning participants will also be eligible to apply for a €5,000 Scientist in Youth Work Residency grant.

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