Are you unemployed and considering further Training or Education?

Whether you require an add on course to make your skills more marketable or wish to embark on a whole new career, the Ballymun Job Centre & Local Area Employment Services can help you identify and secure the course most suitable to your needs.


how we can help

In order to improve your ability to access quality, sustainable employment it is often necessary to increase your skills and education levels. As a result the BJC has developed and implemented many training and education programmes. In order to do this we work with a range of local and national agencies such as:


    City of Dublin Education and Training Board (CDETB), provides a broad and comprehensive range of high quality educational services in our schools, colleges and centres.


    SOLAS is the State agency tasked with building a world class Further Education and Training (FET) sector to fuel Ireland’s future.

  • Whitehall College

    Whitehall College of Further Education offer day courses to school leavers and mature students. The courses run for approximately 9 months; this facilitates the development of good practical skills, personal development and depth of learning. The majority of courses at Whitehall College offer the learner the opportunity to achieve a major QQI award at level 5 or level 6

  • FIT Ltd

    Established in 1999, FIT is dedicated to addressing the skills requirements of Ireland’s increasingly digitalised economy. Promoting inclusion and diversity FIT consistently demonstrates that wider access to tech skills training leads to exciting career paths and quality employment opportunities for all those who have a curiosity and passion for technology.

  • Ballymun Adult Read & Write Scheme (BARWS)

    Ballymun Adult Read and Write Scheme (BARWS) was established in 1986 and is the statutory provider of literacy and basic education programmes for adults living or working in the Ballymun, Santry and Whitehall areas of Dublin city.

what we can offer

  • Our Staff interview all training applicants to ensure that their chosen course is right for them
  • Aptitude assessments may be arranged to ensure applicants are offered the correct level of training to meet their needs
  • Our guidance staff have many years’ experience in helping adults returning to training/education
  • We can help you identify and access a wide range of courses from Basic Adult Education (help with reading and writing) right through to Third Level degree courses
  • We can also provide information and support in relation to finance for education
  • Occasionally we also run special programmes in conjunction with other agencies in the Ballymun area, or other organisations

our current training programmes

in-vest training programme

IN-VEST 2 is a FREE J.P. Morgan-supported accredited pre-apprenticeship programme for people interested in exploring new apprenticeships in the IT and services sectors while developing IT skills and soft skills that are transferrable to any career.

The In-Vest Experience

The Ballyrunners Experience

Ballyrunners Training Programme

Ballyrunners is a high support, low threshold skills-based programme that aims to positively engage participants in constructive activities and change their attitudes and behaviours. It is specifically designed for early school leavers that are far removed from the labour market and that may have addiction issues or criminal history.

useful links

  • qualifax

    Qualifax is Ireland’s National Learners’ Database and is the "one stop shop" for learners and the public.

  • SUSI

    Welcome to the SUSI website where you can find information on making a student grant application


    Dublin and Dún Laoghaire ETB is an education provider. The administrative area covered by DDLETB reaches from Balbriggan in North County Dublin, to Dún Laoghaire in South County Dublin and Lucan in West County Dublin.

  • HIgher Education Authority

    The HEA leads the strategic development of the Irish higher education and research system with the objective of creating a coherent system of diverse institutions with distinct missions.

  • Careers Portal

    CareersPortal.ie is Ireland's National Career Guidance website, providing the most up-to-date and relevant career information and resources to those needing or providing career guidance.

  • Springboard

    Springboard+ is managed by The Higher Education Authority on behalf of The Department of Education and Skills.

  • DCU in the Community

    Civic engagement at DCU has developed a strong national and international profile, widely recognised as a model of best practice.

  • QQI

    QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland) is an independent State agency responsible for promoting quality and accountability in education and training services in Ireland.

  • NALA

    The National Adult Literacy Agency is an independent charity committed to making sure people with literacy and numeracy difficulties can fully take part in society and have access to learning opportunities that meet their needs.

  • National Learning Network

    National Learning Network (NLN) provides a range of flexible training courses for people who have experienced a setback, have had an accident, a mental health issue, an illness, injury or have a disability and extra support needs.

  • FET Course Hub

    Further Education and Training or FET, offers a wide variety of life-long education options to anyone over 16. FET includes apprenticeships, traineeships, Post Leaving Cert (PLC) courses, community and adult education as well as core literacy and numeracy services

find out more about our other services

contact us

If you would like to find out more about our services and how you can access them please contact us!