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Providing vulnerable young people with high quality education
Learning Centres

Peter McVerry Trust operates two specialist Learning Centres in Dublin.

In 2019, Peter McVerry Trust took on the management of two pre-exisiting Learning Centres in Dublin – PMVT Learning Centre – Carline in Lucan and PMVT Learning Centre – CMS in the south inner city.

PMVT Learning Centres work with young people who cannot access mainstream education due to a number of circumstances, for example: need for further learning support, educational, emotional, social or behavioural challenges.

We aim to provide young people with a high-quality education program which meets the students’ individual learning needs and maximises their intrinsic abilities to engage in continued learning.  Furthermore, we aim to enable young people to recognise the positive impact education has on their future development.

In September 2021, PMVT Learning Centres welcomed 71 students into the Junior Certificate programme, an increase from 38 the year before.

 

PMVT Learning Centres

PMVT Learning Centres are founded on an ethos of non-judgemental support, empowerment and equality. The program follows a person-centred approach with our students ensuring they experience positive educational support, respect, dignity and autonomy.

 

We adopt a holistic approach to learning and education with an aim to create hope and stability by providing a safe and meaningful learning environment.

 

The vision of PMVT Learning Centres is one where all students prosper, have access to the education system, have further personal success and can claim a genuine stake in society.

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Learning Centre programmes

Award: Junior Certificate

  • Level: NFQ Level 3
  • Awarding Body: Department of Education and Skills

Award: Junior Certificate short courses – Caring for Animals, Living in the Community, Literacy, Numeracy

  • Level: NFQ Level 2
  • Awarding Body: Department of Education and Skills

Award: Certificate in General Learning

  • Level: QQI Level 3
  • Awarding Body: QQI

Progression from PMVT Learning Centres

The overall objective of PMVT Learning Centres is to support the young person back to mainstream education, where they will continue to complete the official Leaving Certificate programme of education.

In the case that the young person and their parent(s)/guardian(s) decide that mainstream education is not the desired progression route, PMVT Learning Centres will support the young person to explore and investigate alternative areas of continued learning which is of interest to them.

We support the young person to explore and investigate further developmental opportunities such as apprenticeships and employment, should this be the desired progression route of the young person.

Upon completion of their studies at the PMVT Learning Centre, students may not have decided upon a progression route. Or, they might decide to return to further education later in life. To ensure these students are supported, all graduating 3rd year students receive a progression pack which outlines continued learning options.

A PMVT Learning Centre progression pack includes, but is not limited to:

  • Further education opportunities local to the student
  • Apprentice and employment opportunities local to the student
  • Colleges of Further Education where a Leaving Certificate is not a requirement for acceptance
  • A letter of reference

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