About the Training Programme

About the Training Programme

The full-time training programme at Candle is an educational programme for 15-21-year-olds, primarily aimed at early school leavers, but also those who have completed second-level education. We offer an interesting and practical range of modules leading to Major Award QQI
accreditation at level 3, 4 and 5. The Training Programme at Candle is delivered in a dynamic learning environment in our purpose-built, newly developed campus in Ballyfermot. The awards and modules are employment and progression focused.

We believe our educational programme to be unique in terms of the range of supports offered. A range of social and developmental programmes are incorporated into the timetable to ensure that all the young people who commence their education at Candle can achieve their potential. Some of these include cultural trips and activities. Additional support is given in literacy, numeracy and resource teaching. All young people who attend our training programme can access our therapeutic space.

We believe our programme prepares our young people very well for opportunities and challenges in their future and our academic success is a testament to this.

Targeted Programme

The Targeted Programme at Candle targets individual needs within the structures of the existing training programme. The programme offers an alternative educational route to young people while providing equality of access and educational targets. The targeted programme is an integral and successful part of our educational programme and highlights our commitment to the Trauma Recovery Model.

The programme aims to meet the needs of the young people according to their cognitive and emotional abilities and is primarily aimed at young people whose assessment indicates that they will learn and thrive more effectively by attending an alternative programme within smaller groups. 

Training and Education Programmes for specifically targeted young people


Early School Leavers


Young Travellers


Young people from refugee and migrant communities


Young people who need support around their education and emotional wellbeing


Young people referred by the Probation Service, Tusla or other community groups

Training Programme

Youth Service

Therapeutic Space


Get In Touch

Location: Lynch's Lane, Ballyfermot Rd, Dublin 10, D10 F519

Telephone: 01-6269-111

Email: info@candletrust.ie