QQI Programmes

Courses available 

General Learning Level 1 (P1GL0) 

  • Listening & speaking (M1C01)  
  • Non-verbal communication (M1C04)  
  • Shape & Space (M1N07)  
  • Date Handling (M1N08)  
  • Problem Solving (M1N09) 
  • Computer Skills (MIT11)  
  • Using Technology (M1T10) 
  • Personal Decision Making (M1L12)  
  • Personal Safety (M1H15)  
  • Food, Choice & Health (M1H16)  
  • Health Related Exercise (M1H17)  
  • Visual Art (M1A18)  
  • Life Science: Horticulture (M1S27)  
  • Pattern and Relationship (M1N06)  
  • Quantity and Number (M1N05)  
  • Problem Solving (M1N09) 
  • Reading (M1C01)  
  • Drama (DDLETB) * Not accredited  
  • Horticulture (DDLETB) * Not accredited 


General Learning Level 2 (P2GL0) 

  • Listening & speaking (M2C03)  
  • Non-verbal communication (M2C04)  
  • Shape & Space (M2N07)  
  • Data Handling (M2N08)  
  • Computer Skills (M2T11)  
  • Using Technology (M2T10) 
  • Personal Decision Making (M2L12)  
  • Personal Safety (M2H15)  
  • Food, Choice & Health (M2H16)  
  • Health Related Exercise (M2H17)  
  • Visual Art (M2A18) 
  • Life Science – Horticulture (M2S28)  
  • Quantity and Number (M2N05)  
  • Pattern and Relationship (M2N06)  
  • Quantitative Problem Solving (M2N09)  
  • Reading (M2C01)  
  • Writing (M2C02)  


Employability Skills Levels 3 (3M0935)  

  • Application of Number (3N0928) 
  • Communications (3N0880) 
  • Career Preparation (3N0896) 
  • Work Experience (3N0587) 
  • Health & Fitness (3N0531) 
  • Computer Literacy (3N0881) 
  • Health & Safety Awareness (3N0532) 
  • Retail Sales Transaction (3N0892) 
  • Planting and Potting by Hand (3N0891) 
  • Drawing (3N0581) 
  • Breakfast Cookery (3N0895) 



  • CDETB (Raheny)
  • The Rehabilitative Training Programmes (Ongar and Clontarf) 


Application Process 

Rehabilitative Training Programmes 

  • Step 1: The CRC receive referrals from the HSE Occupational Guidance, Adult Day and Rehabilitative Training Services. 



  • Step 1: Contact the Programme Co-ordinator, Elaine Pope, by phone on +353 087 717 2628 or by email at epope@crc.ie to express your interest in the programme.  


  • Step 2: An introductory meeting will be arranged, where you will learn about the programme and have a tour of the training centre. The Programme Co-ordinator will also give you an Application Form to complete.  
  • Step 3: On receipt of the completed application form, a two day sampling will be arranged, where you can attend the training programme for two days and attend all of the classes and activities. There is a short assessment at the end of the sampling days to assess basic literacy and numeracy skills, along with an informal interview. 
  • Step 4: You will be contacted in writing shortly after your sampling to be advised if you have successfully secured a place on the programme.  
  • Step 5: Places offered are subject to the learner successfully completing a 3-month Probationary Period. The purpose of the probation period is to allow time for you and the trainers to assess how you are settling into the course and to look at your conduct and attendance.  This period also gives both you and the Training Team the opportunity to look at whether the programme is the right one for you at this time. 
  • Step 6: Should you successfully complete the three-month probation period, you will then carry on completing the remaining 15 months of the programme. 


What to expect/course descriptions 

The Rehabilitative Training Programme

The Rehabilitative Training Programme is for young school leavers between the ages of 18 to 22 years whose education profile would generally range from Junior Certification school programme to Applied Leaving Certificate Level.  

Adults must live in CH09 area and are funding approved by the Day Opportunities Team in the HSE. The programme provides support during the transition from school to further education and or employment, the RT has an important role in working with the adults on developing personal independence and social skills. Adults are expected to travel independently to the course. 

The RT programme implements the New Direction approach to service delivery which is based on the principles of person centeredness, community inclusion, active citizenship and high-quality service delivery. RTC offers an introductory Pre-Vocational Skills Training aimed at school leavers with a physical/sensory and or a mild learning disability. 

The course duration is two years. The programme is designed to support adults to achieve a good life in accordance with their own wishes, needs and aspirations. Each adult on the programme is assigned a Keyworker who will support the adult throughout their programme duration. We offer QQI modules at Levels 1 & 2 and other personal development modules to complete formal and informal educational qualifications. Adults participate in optional modules such as Horticulture, Woodwork, Art & Drama. Some of these are delivered off site in the community. 



The CDETB Employability Skills Programme is an 18-month programme, providing Introductory Vocational Skills Training within the CRC, to assist learners to achieve a QQI Level 3 Major Award in Employability Skills, a nationally recognised qualification.  

Learners with special educational needs are offered high quality accessible education and training, with a clear emphasis placed on progression and personal development.  

The Employability Skills Programme can be the ideal stepping stone for those students who have just finished school, but are not quite ready yet for employment or further education in a mainstream setting. 



What is QQI? 

QQI stands for Quality and Qualifications in The Republic of Ireland and is an agency within the Department of Education and Skills. QQI is responsible for assuring the quality assurance of education and training across the Republic of Ireland. Additionally, the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) is under the remit of QQI.  

How many hours per week will it take to complete a QQI module?  
This will vary depending on the course.  

What is a QQI Award? 

There are two types of awards: a minor award and a major award. A QQI award is a certificate you will receive on successful completion of a QQI programme from a recognised QQI provider.

Is a QQI Award universal?

Yes, QQI is valued nationally within the Republic of Ireland and internationally.  

What is a QQI Award equivalent to? (Ex: a leaving certificate)  

The QQI Awards that we offer in Levels 1, 2 and 3 are equivalent to the junior cycle.  

What are the benefits of getting a QQI award?  

A QQI Award gives the students the opportunity to further their education and enables them to join the workforce. 

What is the recognition of prior learning?

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is the process the considers and evaluates previous learning experiences to ensure a student has the correct qualifications for a programme or to seek exemptions from modules or awards.  


Contact us 





Amanda O’Connell 



Rehabilitative Training Centre 

Clontarf, Dublin 3 

Lisa Keegan  

+35387145 4780     


Rehabilitative Training Ongar 

Ongar, Dublin 15 

Elaine Pope 




Raheny, Dublin 5