Dublin South East Community Training Centre (DSECTC) offers second chance education for young people between the ages of 16 and 21 years, who may have left school early or need to acquire new skills. DSECTC, formerly known as Ringsend CTC, formed in 1986 to provide accredited training programmes. These programmes are funded and supported by the City of Dublin Education and Training Board (CDETB), and trainees will have access to a training allowance.
The four QQI accredited Level 4 Major Award Courses on offer are:
- ECDL and Information & Communications Technology
- Digital Media & Photography
- Sports & Health Related Fitness
- Retail Skills
There are additional supports provided in the form of literacy & numeracy support, counselling service and advocacy as well as links with other local supports. Successful graduates can access Level 5 PLC courses, apprenticeships or often go into full-time employment.