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.


  • STEAM in Youth Work – Enniscorthy

    During this introductory training day you will undertake a range of STEAM activities and gain the skills and knowledge needed to facilitate high-quality STEAM learning experiences for your young people.

    June 20 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm IST
  • Funding Applications for Youth Arts Projects

    The funding environment is competitive, there never seems enough money – and funder priorities will not always seem the same as your priorities. While we can’t guarantee you success, we can offer you a hands-on, interactive workshop supporting you to make a compelling case for your work, give yo...

    June 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm IST
  • Identify, Tackle, and Transform Hate Speech and Behaviour in Youth Settings

    This new and innovative 1-day training from NYCI will raise awareness on ways to Identify, Tackle, and Transform identity hate (racism, homophobia, transphobia sexism, Islamophobia, disablism, etc.

    July 5 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm IST


Gaming 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.

Identify, Tackle, and Transform Hate Speech and Behaviour in Youth Settings

This course is delivered by a team of Trainers who worked with the National Youth Council of Ireland, in partnership with 4 European organisations- Peace Institute (Finland), Ljubljana Pride (Slovenia), Interfaith Scotland (UK), Hamoment (Portugal) on an innovative Erasmus+ funded project exploring how to transform hate in youth work settings.

Drama Techniques in Youth Work Settings

This tailored workshop is designed to address your needs as a facilitator by adding a range of drama processes to your youth work toolkit! It provides practical tips to ensure success and aims to enhance your creative ability, artistic skills and confidence when working with young people.


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

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