Youthreach provides education and training programmes to young people who have left school without adequate qualifications. Normally trainees are between 15 and 20 and have left school without 5 D’s in their Junior Certificate. Education and Training courses are provided in a small group, informal, workshop settings.

Available subjects include:

  • Woodwork
  • Metalwork
  • Art
  • English
  • Maths

  • Hairdressing
  • Childcare
  • Computers
  • Cooking
  • Outdoor Pursuits

  • Personal Development
  • Work Experience
  • Preparation for Work

Courses are certified using the following certification methods:

  • F.E.T.A.C. foundation certificate
  • F.E.T.A.C. Level 1 Certificate,
  • F.E.T.A.C. Level 2 Certificate in Childcare and Hairdressing
  • Leaving Certificate Applied
  • Junior Certificate

Transport (free) is provided from Castlerea, Elphin, Boyle and places in between.

Child care payments are made to childminders.

Youthreach is funded and supported by the European Social Fund and the Department of Education and Science.

For further information contact:


Cormac O’Hanlan (Coordinator)
C/O Precision Engineering
Racecourse Rd
Co. Roscommon

Tel: (090) 6630497


John Moore (Coordinator)
Old Vocational School
Co. Roscommon

Tel. (094) 9860087