Enniscorthy Youthreach

Course Co-ordinator Mr. Hugh Dunne
Address: Spring Valley, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, Y21 CY54
Contact No: (053) 9234982
Fax No: (053) 9237576
E-mail: enniscorthyyouthreach@wwetb.ie
Website:  www.enniscorthyyouthreach.ie 

Mission Statement

Enniscorthy Youthreach Centre strives to provide a caring and learning environment for all our learners where mutual respect and fairness is the key in allowing the individuals to achieve their full potential.


  • To provide education, training and certification for early school leavers
  • To provide a structured programme to help the individual learner
  • To provide an individual learning plan
  • To assist learners in setting realistic targets for their future development and progression
  • To make counselling and support available to meet their needs
  • To present all staff members with the opportunity to contribute to the development of the centre through participation in staff meetings, training and planning
  • To meet the standard as set out by the QQI, Quality Assurance (QA). and Quality Framework Initiative (QFI)
  • To provide an integrated literacy approach within the centre


  • To provide Gateway learners with the basic skills necessary to progress to further learning
  • To provide learners in the Foundation Year of Youthreach with the skills and competencies for further learning, employment and adult life
  • To enable learners to recognise and respond positively to their learning difficulties and to help them to overcome these and develop their self-confidence on an on-going basis
  • To provide learners in Progression Year with he opportunity for further social and personal development through education, training and work experience placements which will complement and build on the Foundation Year

Outline of Programmes Delivered

Entry levels to Enniscorthy Youthreach are:

(1) Gateway

This programme is introduced to cater for learners who need help with Literacy and Numeracy. It also consists of practical classes such as Home Economics, Information Technology, Woodwork, etc. Literacy and Numeracy is provided on a one to one basis.

(2) Foundation Level

This one year Programme gives learners the opportunity to become familiar with on-going assessment and doing task work. Learners are offered the following modules at level 3:

Art & Design Communications
Craft – Textiles Craft – Upholstry
Craft – Woodwork Health & Fitness
Mathematics Nutrition & Healthy Options
Personal & Interpersonal Skills Personal Care & Presentation
Wordprocessing Spreadsheets
Basic Computer Skills  


Having completed the full award a number of progression options are open to all learners.

(3) Leaving Certificate Applied

This is an option of the revised senior cycle structure and was introduced in September 1995; subjects offered in this centre are:

Active Leisure Studies Art
Craft & Design English and Communication
French Gaelige Cumarsáirdach
Graphic and Construction Studies Hair & Beauty
Hotel Catering and Tourism Information and Communication Technology
Introduction to Information and Communication Technology Leisure and Recreation Studies
Mathematical Applications Social Education
Vocational Preparation and Guidance  


On successful completion of the Leaving Certificate Applied, learners may progress to further education through Post-Leaving Certificate Programmes.

Other Certified Programmes Delivered

European Computer Driving License (ECDL)

The ECDL programme has played a central role in the growth or computer skills within Youthreach and has lead to recognised certification.

Steer Clear/Driver Theory

This is a road safety plan and may save lives in the future. It is a great foundation for the driver theory test.

First Aid

Basic first aid makes learners more aware of safety, health & welfare issues and provides training in dealing with minor injuries, etc.

Manual Handling

This is a health/safety and welfare programme for learners before they go out on work placement.

X-HALE Youth Awards

The short film below was made by the students of Enniscorthy Youthreach as part of the Irish Cancer Society’s X-HALE Youth Awards 2015 which aims to prevent young people from starting to smoke.


Photo Gallery (click on images to enlarge)


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