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Local Training Initiative

The Local Training Initiative (LTI) is funded by FAS and is now in its fourth year. We continue to grow and develop with increasing numbers of students progressing into employment and further studies. We offer real life experience through our work experience module and our close working ties to sport in the community.

Course Details

Our 34 week course contains a mixture of practical and theory based subjects in Sports, Recreation and Exercise. The course is designed to help local participants develop their understanding of the leisure industry and prepare them for future employment and/or study. Student's learning will be supported by dedicated and experienced tutors and the center provides:
- Literacy assistance
- Numeracy assistance
- IT support
- Careers guidance
- Counseling
- Mentoring
- Mental Health Awareness program (GROW)
- Drug and alcohol awareness program

The course is limited to 18 students, male and female, between the ages of 17-30yrs.

Classes run Monday to Friday from 9.45am-5pm. This project is co funded by the Irish Government and the European Union under the human Capital Investment Operational Program 2007-2013 and delivered by FAS through Gorey Youth Needs Group Ltd.
This FETAC Major award Level 5 is made up of nine modules (subjects). To Achieve the Major award candidaates must achieve a minimum pass grade in all nine modules.
On successful completion of the Major aware, graduates will be able to apply through the CAO system or apply directly to further education. Candidates will also acquire the relevant knowledge to directly enter the health and fitness workplace.
Through out the course learners will also receive multiple coaching awards from the sporting National Governing bodies.

Modules offers
Learners who want to achieve a FETAC level 5 award in Sports, recreation and exercise must complete at least 9 of the following modules. Learners will be asked to provide skills demonstrations, pass examinations and compile collections of work for the many different subjects. (These modules may change and are in no specific order).

- Sport & recreations studies
- Work experience
- Communications
- Exercise & fitness
- Customer service
- Soccer coaching
- Gaelic football coaching
- Nutrition
- Safety and health at work

Learners will be expected to take part in both classroom and outdoor activities. They will also be required to take responsibly for recieve own learning outside of class time. Self motivation, commitment and a desire to succeed will be encouraged throughout the course.

Entry requirements
The following is a list of necessary entry requirements for the course:

- Unemployed
- In receipt of a social welfare payment
- Aged between 17-30yrs
- Have a good level of written and verbal communication skills
- Be willing to be part of a team
- Interested ins ports and fitness
- Be committed to a 34 week full-time course
- A desire to progress to further education or enter employment

This course is open to all ethnic and social backgrounds.

Expression of interest form to be returned no later than the 23rd August. Interviews will take place during the first week of September. All candidates will be notified if application is successful/unsuccessful