DLCTC Course Information
DLCTC provides training courses in 7 practical skill areas, with programmes leading to QQI Awards at levels 3 and 4.
Trainees can opt to participate in any of the following practical skills course areas:
- Industrial Skills
- Pre-Apprenticeship Training
- IT Skills
- Hair and Beauty
- Bridging / Work Experience
The training day runs from 8.30 to 3pm Monday to Thursday and from 8.30am to 1.00pm on Fridays. Each course area usually has only 10 learners and their weekly timetable includes time spent on practical skills development, as well as inputs in Literacy, Numeracy, Personal Development, Health, Sports and Leisure activities.
Training Approach and Course Duration
In DLCTC we have a learner centred approach to training. We are committed to providing you with relevant training and supports that meets your individual needs and we will do this in a friendly and supportive environment. We will encourage and support you to reach your potential throughout your training programme.
Typically, trainees are offered a training programme determined by their individual needs. Following an initial needs assessment all Trainees will have an Individual Learning Plan, which will incorporate various modules and help you progress towards a major award on the QQI National Framework of Qualifications at level 3 and/or 4.
Young people can avail of training for up to two years in the centre, however, the norm is that upon completion their Major QQI Award, they are encouraged and supported to progress to further education in local colleges or the ETB Training Centre. For others, they finish their training programme on our Bridging / Work Experience programme, doing a work placement with a local employer. This option equips them with important relevant work skills and in many cases, it has led directly to an offer of employment.