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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

Protection for Enrolled Learners statutory guidelines:

All relevant programme and award information is made available to prospective and current learners, including the following:

  • whether or not a programme leads to an award
  • the name of the awarding body
  • the title of the award; whether the award is recognised in the National Framework
  • of Qualifications (NFQ) and if so, the award type and NFQ level
  • whether the programme is subject to procedures for access, transfer and progression and if so, what these are details of the Protection of Enrolled Learner (PEL) arrangements in place, should PEL be a requirement

The accuracy of such information is maintained. Information for prospective learners is honest, transparent and facilitates comparison.

In the event that Peter McVerry Trust Learning Centre CMS CLG ceases to provide the programme before their learners have achieved the above award, we have Protection for Enrolled Learners in place. The arrangements are with the following alternate provides:

Alternate Provider One

Liberties Training Centre

Oliver Bond Street, Dublin 8, D08 Y6W3

Programme Title: Learning is for Life

QQI Award Title: General Learning

Award Type: Minor

NFQ Level: 3

QQI Award Code: 3M0874

Number of Learner: 15

Alternate Provider Two

Clogher Road Community College,

Clogher Road, Dublin 12

QQI Award Title: General Learning

Award Type: Minor

NFQ Level: 3

QQI Award Code: 3M0874

Number of Learners: 15

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