The Advocate programme offers career advice for trainees in the centre and helps them develop a career path plan. The Advocate provides an opportunity for all learners to meet one to one, to discuss their career options and to look into the entry requirements for various careers. The Advocate is also in a position to link learners in with additional services they may require in the area, to assist in the development of their career plan.
The Advocate brings trainees to local college open days, arranges meetings with other educational institutions, helps with jobsearch etc. The Advocate will meet all learners at Induction stage of their training and follow this up with meetings during the time a learner is in the centre. The Advocate will also help with Social Welfare information, in particular relating to Back to Education payments and other financial arrangements that may be required when considering college as a progression option.
The centre's counsellor is available to all trainees who wish to avail of the service. The counsellor meets with all trainees at Induction, following which a 1:1 appointment is made. Following this, trainees can decide to continue with one to one sessions or not. This is a fully confidential service.
Literacy and numeracy support
Trainees identified as having additional requirements in relation to literacy and numeracy will be offered one to one support.