Training & Events

Practical training and certified courses to support your professional development.

 

Browse our training & events:

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.

NYCI National Conference

The NYCI National Conference 2023: A Vision for Youth Work on December 8th united youth workers, managers, policymakers and other stakeholders in a conversation around how, together, we can implement our shared vision for the future of youth work.

Upcoming training courses & events

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.

Tailored training courses

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.
Specialist Certificate in Youth Mental Health Promotion – September 2024 – May 2025

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

Climate Justice Workshop

Climate Justice seeks to explore and highlight the systemic and human rights issues related to the climate crisis. It looks at how climate change is a political issue, as well as an environmental issue.

Peace in a Polarised World

This workshop focuses on creating peace through building human connection at the personal, local, national and global levels. Supporting youth workers and young people to work towards peace in communities is essential to maintaining a strong foundation for tackling the global challenges facing our world today.

EmPowering YOUth

Understanding Power is a key aspect of empowering young people in embracing who they are and how to change their communities and the wider world for the better. This half day or full day workshop will facilitate you, your organisation and the young people you work with in building knowledge and skills in recognising, exploring and harnessing power.

Certificate & in-depth courses

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 Mental Health Promotion – September 2024 – May 2025

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

NUI Certificate Global Youth Work and Development Education

The new NUI Certificate in Global Youth Work and Development Education is a Level 8, Special Purpose award delivered by the National Youth Council of Ireland in partnership with the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.

NUI Certificate in Youth Arts

Part-time course in Youth Arts practice delivered in partnership by the National Youth Arts Programme and Maynooth University. The NUI Certificate in Youth Arts aims to introduce those working in the youth 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

E-learning courses

The National Youth Council of Ireland offers a number of e-Learning 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.
Global Youth Work – online learning module

The National Youth Council of Ireland in collaboration with Maynooth University has developed a new interactive online learning module on Global Youth Work. The module includes animations, interviews with youth work sector and Global Citizenship Education stakeholders, tools and resources addressing three key areas – Understanding Globalisation; Principles and Practice; & a transformative youth work practice model.

Youth Work and You – International Youth Work elearning course

National Youth Council of Ireland and Léargas in collaboration with Maynooth University have developed  a new interactive online learning module on international youth work.

Online Safety and Awareness in Youth Work eLearning Course

An elearning to support the youth work sector to keep young people safe online.

Relationship Education and Sexuality Wellbeing in the Youth Work Sector eLearning

This e-learning is a building block for you to strengthen your capacity in supporting young people to develop their sexual health.