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.

*In person events and trainings currently suspended. Where possible remote/online alternatives will be provided. Check individual event listings below for details.*

BOOK 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.

Information Session for Boards of Management on Children First

This information session is provided by the NYCI Child Protection Programme upon request to Boards of Management in the Youth Sector. It is not a training, but a 1-hour information session to support Boards of Management to familiarise themselves more broadly with child safeguarding and child protection.

Covid-19 Induction Session for Youth Sector

Welcome to the DCYA / NYCI Covid-19 Induction Training for the Phased Resumption of Full Youth Services in the Youth Sector.

Building Blocks for Wellbeing

The National Youth Health Programme (NYHP) in partnership with The Sanctuary are delighted to present the new weekly email initiative ‘Building Blocks for Wellbeing’.

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.

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.

Specialist Certificate in Youth Health Promotion
– Enrolling in September 2021

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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