Gorey Training Initiative logoGorey Training Initiative (GTI) is a Community based training initiative funded by WWETB. We are now in our tenth year and 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 & business in the community. We are currently in the middle of two QQI Level 5 courses, one in Sports, Recreation & Leisure and one in eBusiness. Subject to funding, we will be recruiting for two QQI Level 4 courses starting in September 2022, one in Community Coaching and Conditioning and one in ICT & Digital Media. It is hoped that these will again lead to two corresponding QQI Level 5 courses the following year. Expression of Interest forms and more information can be found at the bottom of this page (please note the information on each course currently relates to the current two Level 5 courses, but the Level 4 courses will have similar content, but at the lower level. These pages will be updated once funding is secured).

Entry requirements

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

  • Unemployed
  • In receipt of a social welfare payment
  • Aged between 17-35yrs (this has been relaxed to include anyone up to the age of 60)
  • Have a reasonable level of written and verbal communication skills
  • Be willing to be part of a team
  • Have an interest in the subject area
  • Be committed to a 38 week full-time course
  • A desire to progress to further education or enter employment
  • This course is open to all ethnic and social backgrounds.

The courses contain a mix of practical and theory based subjects and are designed to help students develop an understanding of the respective industry sectors (Leisure & Computer). Students will be supported by dedicated and experienced tutors and the centre provides:

  • Literacy assistance
  • Numeracy assistance
  • IT Support
  • Careers Guidance
  • Counselling
  • Mentoring
  • Mental Health Awareness programme (Grow)
  • Drug & Alcohol Awareness programme


We thankfully returned to full time in classroom teaching in February 2022 and it is hoped that this will continue to be the case, although there is still the possibility of a hybrid experience of online and ‘in-centre’. No firm timetable has been established as yet for the courses starting in September and the modules may be subject to change.


Expression of interest forms are available by clicking on the links below and then clicking the submit button to send the form.
They should be sent to GYNG no later than the 2nd September 2022:

Community Coaching and Conditioning Expression of Interest Form

ICT & Digital Media Expression of Interest Form

For more details on each course click the respective links below: