We can help you to be successful!

The Training Centre has great staff and facilities to enable you to master your modules. Breakfast is provided and we can give you a locker to securely store your personal items.

In addition, we strive to create a very supportive environment to support you in other ways.


The team here all work together to help you achieve your potential. So in additional to your tutors you will also have access to and support from your Advocate, your counsellor, your Numeracy and Literacy Tutor and your own dedicated Key worker.Together we develop a Learning Plan that is tailored for you.These supports are available free of charge – all of them are not in the Centre everyday but are easy to contact at any time.


Role of Advocate:

The Advocate provides individual support and guidance to learners in the promotion and achievement of progression in the areas of further training, apprenticeships, education and employment.  The Advocate works alongside the learner in order to ensure that any barriers to progression are prevented and addressed.  Career path planning, Work Experience, Skill Set Assessment, Interview preparation, and Job seeking skills are all worked on.  Personal development and well being are also addressed with learners through the Advocacy Service. The Advocate works closely with local networks and agencies in the promotion of opportunity and availability of service to support young people in the area.


Role of the Counsellor:

Our counsellor is available one day per week to meet with each learner. This is a free and confidential service to support the well being and mental health of the learner.Appointments take place on site and it is a good way to normalise accessing supports for our mental health and well-being.

Role of Numeracy & Literacy Tutor:

As the Literacy and Numeracy Instructor I offer individual support in  reading, writing and numeracy skills for adults. I develop individual learning plans based on the student’s ability. I collaborate with the other instructors to promote learning and implement teaching practices to support each student based on their learning style. Therefore, I analyse the student’s needs and provide effective solutions to help develop their literacy and numeracy skills. Support provided in this area is essential for each student, as literacy and numeracy skills are important for accessing the broader curriculum in the centre because they are used in many aspects of our lives.


Role of your Key-worker:

A member of the instruction team fulfils the role of key worker for each learner.The aim of key working is to support learners through their training programme and to help create good and effective relationships between staff and learners.The key develops an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) for each learner, meet at scheduled times to review progress and update all other staff on learner progress/problems at  case conference.

Support Services


ChildLine is 24-hour service for children and young people up to 18 years.
Tel – 1800 666 666



We are a freephone service dedicated to teenagers nationwide.

Tel: 1800 833 634


Barnardos Centre Thurles
Slievenamon Road, Thurles, Co Tipperary
Tel: 0504 – 200 18      Email:

Tel: 1850 222 300


Support, guidance and information on all aspects of being a parent.
Tel: 1890 927 277

Citizen Information Services:

Mall House (over Centra) Slievenamon Road, Thurles.Tel: 0761 07 6510.



Cocaine Anonymous (CA)

Tyrone Community Centre Nenagh Tuesdays 8–9 pm.

Tel: 085 1863409

Rape Crisis Centre:

The Centre is a member of the South East Regional Planning Committee on Violence Against Women.

Tel – 1800 311511

Pieta House:

The Glebe Ballyhall Roscrea.Pieta House provides a free, therapeutic approach to people who are in suicidal distress and those who engage in self-harm.

Tel – 0505 22568


Supports, informs and educates people affected by Mental ill health.

Tel – 087 7878222

Regional Development Officer Ann Marie Flanagan



The organisation developed in response to the clear need for information, understanding and support, both for individuals who had a diagnosis of depression or bipolar as well as family 

Tel – 1890 303302

Living links

To provide support and outreach to those bereaved by suicide.To liaise and exchange information with similar support groups nationally and internationally.

Tel – 087 4122052

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Three meetings weekly in Thurles. Tues/Thur/Sat at 8.30pm 

Tipperary Centre for Independent Living

Unit 2 Thurles Business Centre



E41 PT66

Phone number:


Support for all types of addiction – Loreto House Nenagh – Wed 8pm

Tel – 086 0769093


Offers support and help to those who are faced with a crisis pregnancy.
Tel: 1850 622 626


Providing confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.
Tel: 1850 609 090