April 10, 2024

Alternative Education Pathways for Teenagers

Young people, parents and those who work with teenagers, are invited to an Open Day  at Limerick Youth Service’s Community Training Centre, Lr. Glentworth St, Limerick on Thursday, April 18th from 10am-2pm.

Learners with the Catering Skills Course

The Open Day, which is a part of the Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival, is an opportunity to learn more about the alternative education and training pathways available for young people.

‘There are many further education and training courses available for young people and the Open Day is an opportunity to find our more,’ said Graham Quantrell, LYS.

‘On arrival visitors will be given a guided tour of our Community Training Centre and can speak with learners who will share experiences of their journey from school to LYS and their future plans,’ said Graham, LYS Advocate.

Instructors and teachers will be on site to speak about the courses – from a young person’s eligibility, the academic content, work experience, the support of staff and the availability to participate in extracurricular activities.

Visitors can have coffee or tea and enjoy a light-bite at the youth led Paradise Restaurant.

The LYS Community Training Centre is located at Lr. Glentworth St and is a leading of providing further education and training for opportunities for young people.

The following are the QQI Level 3 & 4 courses that are available with LYS:  

  • QQI Level 3 Construction Skills
  • QQI Level 4 Catering Skills
  • QQI Level 4 Pathway to Progression
  • QQI Level 4 Professional Bakery Skills
  • QQI Level 4 Retails Skill
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
  • Leaving Certificate Applied

Erica O’Donoghue (right) proudly displays her LCA Distinction with Noreen Murphy, course coordinator

For further information, please contact Graham at or call 061-412444.

The LYS Community Training Centre is supported by the Limerick & Clare Education & Training Board and is co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund.

LYS is a leading provider of youth work, education, training and volunteering opportunities for young people.

A member of Youth Work Ireland and the Irish Association of Community Training Organisations, LYS remains committed to connecting with young people and supporting them to reach their full potential.