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The traditional route of education isn’t for everyone. YouthReach is for those who want to achieve their goals a different way.

Youthreach is a Department of Education and Skills official education, training and work experience programme for early school leavers aged 16-20. It is a full-time programme, usually over two years. 

With a more personalised approach to learning, Youthreach offers young people the opportunity to identify options within adult life, and provides them with opportunities to acquire certification and to develop their personal, social and civic skills in a supportive and caring environment.

Our creative teaching methods allow us to understand the individual needs of each student, establish positive student/teacher relationships, and provide the framework for young people to progress to further education and training, or to gain employment.

Youthreach is for you if:

  • You are aged between 16 – 20
  • You have left mainstream school early
  • You want to further your education
  • You are willing to embrace a challenging and exciting opportunity

Student supports:

  • Students receive a weekly training allowance based on their attendance 
  • Travel allowance is also included to those living more than three miles away from the centre
  • Guidance and counselling support
  • Canteen facilities
  • Childcare supports

Progression opportunities:

  • Students receive guidance and support from the Advocate to plan their progression pathway from Youthreach
  • Further Education and Training courses in PLCs and Colleges of Further Education 
  • Full or part time employment
  • Apprenticeships

Do it your way, and start today!


For further information please contact:

Lisa Harvey- Youthreach Co-ordinator

Tel: 0404-64027 or 086-8060672



courses available


Wicklow Youthreach Mission Statement

Wicklow Youthreach provides quality educational and training opportunities in a respectful and supportive environment that enables students to develop transferable skills to live, learn and work.

Our Vision

‘Education and training to live, learn and work.’

Youthreach Services


The mission of the advocate is to provide a tailor-made approach to career path planning in order to meet the specific guidance, training and work experience needs of young people as they move on from Youthreach to mainstream training, education or employment.

For more information on the Advocacy Service contact Angela Glynn on 0404-64053 / 087-2049031


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Wicklow Further Education & Training Centre,
The Murrough, Wicklow Town, Co. Wicklow.

Tel: 0404-64023