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Community Education Spring Brochure 2022 – Cork City Partnership

Our Cork City Partnership Spring Community Education Brochure is now available, featuring community education courses and a number of certified courses. Courses will run in community locations across the city.

To enroll please call in to one of our Outreach Offices or contact Margo Hayes 087 1962023. See the link below for full course brochure

CCP Community Education Brochure Spring 2022

Course Information

  • Courses are short, designed as a first step in retuning to learning, with the option of referral to follow on courses.
  • There is a wide range of courses to choose from in a number of community locations.
  • Courses are free to eligible participants. Participants will be asked to complete a registration form to demonstrate eligibility.
  • Community development approaches are used to ensure that the learning environment is supportive.
  • Places allocated to eligible participants on a first come basis.
  • Courses will only proceed if sufficient numbers register.
  • Venues used for courses will have universal access where possible. Some venues may have limited disability access for people with mobility issues.
  • ETB funded courses are available subject to funding approval.

Who is eligible for these courses?

  • Disadvantaged Women, People Living in Disadvantaged Communities, Lone Parents, Low Income Workers/Households, The Unemployed, People with Disabilities, The Disengaged from the Labour Market (Economically Inactive), Disadvantaged Families, Older People, New Communities, Disadvantaged Young People (18-24), Roma, Travellers.
  • Eligible participants must live within the area of Cork City as defined by the 2019 boundary (before City Expansion).




CCP/UCC Diploma in Youth and Community Work – Knocknaheeny

Cork City Partnership in conjunction with UCC will deliver a Diploma in Youth and Community Work. This course will be delivered on Wednesday mornings in Knocknaheeny. The course is fully funded by the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme.

Course details are outlined in the attached flyer, an Expression of Interest form is also attached.

Expression of interest form Diploma in Youth and Community Work

Flyer Diploma in Youth and Community Work

The deadline for receipt of Expression of Interest forms is 5pm on December 7th.

Cork City Partnership & Cycle Against Suicide – Community Buddy (Peer Support) Training

The Community Buddy programme is peer to peer support and is centred around a structured but supportive conversation in a safe and non-judgemental space.  It allows an individual to discuss how they are coping or not coping and working with the Buddy to discuss (and co-produce) ways of moving forward to overcome the challenges.

Trained Buddies will be equipped to provide free, ongoing support for those in their communities who may be struggling and need help to cope and improve their quality of life.

Training to become a Community Buddy comprises of two full days. Thursday & Friday- November 25th & 26th  (2 full days – 9.30am to 5pm each day)


The registration link to apply is:


Or you will also find the link on Cycle Against Suicide website: and once you click on the banner ad it will bring to the registration.

Cycle against Suicide Community Buddy Training

Substance Use Issues & Community Work Course (QQI Level 5) in conjunction with Cork College of Commerce.

This course promotes good practice amongst those working in a paid or voluntary capacity with young people and communities who are affected and impacted by various issues.

Venue: Cork College of Commerce Campus, Morrison’s Island Cork City and online via Zoom

Tuesday evenings – 6.30pm to 9.30pm

Course Duration 20* weeks [September to April]

Open for applications from May to August 2021

Application available here

The Substance Use Issues & Community Work Course 2019/20 (QQI  Level 5) Graduates will receive a QQI  Level 5 Combined Component Award.

Duration: September 2021— April 2022

When: Tuesday 6.30. — 9.30 pm (evening)

Venue: Cork College of Commerce Campus, Morrison’s Island, Cork City and online via Zoom

Course Modules: (1) Understanding Community Development & (2) Substance Use Issues for Youth Work.

Course fee: €125

Graduates will receive a QQI  Level 5 Combined Component Award.

Contact: Jackie 087 1962030 or  for further details.

‘5 Step Method’ Family Support Programme to support family members affected by a loved one’s drug or alcohol misuse


Places still available in online ‘5-Step’ programme to support
family members affected by a loved one’s drug or alcohol misuse.

The 5-Step programme is an evidence based, non-judgemental intervention for family members of those misusing substances.  The next online programme will run for five consecutive Thursday mornings,  from 15th April to 13th May, from 10am to 12 noon.
This 5-Step programme is being delivered by Cork City Partnership, the Cork Counselling Services and Ballincollig Family Resource Centre.

Contact Mella at Cork City Partnership on 087 196 2022 or email to register to attend.

Community Reps needed for North West and North East City on Cork Local Drug & Alcohol Task Force

Cork Local Drugs & Alcohol Task Force – Community Reps

  • Are you interested in supporting and shaping community responses to drug and alcohol misuse in a voluntary capacity?
  • Are you passionate about bringing community issues to the table?
  • Do you feel strongly about supporting young people?

Becoming a community rep is an opportunity to participate in change in Your Community, build your networks, and develop your voluntary experience!

Please register your interest by completing and submitting
an expression of interest form by 16th April 2021
Contact: for details

North East Cork City

Are you interested in representing your area North East Cork City on Cork Local Drug & Alcohol Task Force?

*North East Cork includes:  Mayfield, the Glen, Lotamore, Dublin Hill, Ballyvolane,  Glanmire, St Patrick’s Hill, Montenotte

Poster advertising NE Com Rep CLDATF vacancy_Mar 2021

Poster advertising NE Com Rep CLDATF vacancy_Mar 2021 – Copy







North West Cork City

Are you interested in representing your area North West Cork City on Cork Local Drug & Alcohol Task Force?

*North West Cork includes:  Knocknaheeny / Hollyhill, Churchfield, Gurranabraher,
Faranree, Fairhill, Shandon, Shanakiel & Blackpool

Poster advertising NW Com Rep CLDATF vacancy_Mar 2021

Poster advertising NW Com Rep CLDATF vacancy_Mar 2021








5 Step programme beginning 5th November- CODAAP

‘A confidential, evidence based support programme for family members or concerned persons affected by a loved one’s drug or alcohol misuse.

Delivered over  5 sessions in one-to-one or group format.

We are currently recruiting for an online 5 Step programme beginning 5th November.

Click Notice 5 Step Family Support Group programme_Nov 2020 for details.

For further information on the 5 Step programme click 5 Step Info Flyer_2020 or contact Mella Magee 

Cork Volunteer Awards – Maura Long Volunteer of the Year North City for her tireless work

We are delighted to announce that our wonderful volunteer Maura Long was named Volunteer of the Year – North City at the Cork Volunteer Awards 2020 #CVA2020 held virtually on 9th October. Maura has been an integral part of our Friendly Call Cork Service for over 5 years and we were very proud to nominate her for an award this year. Along with her daily volunteering with Friendly Call Cork, Maura also decided to have had her head shaved live on Facebook to raise funds for Friendly Call Cork and the Mercy University Hospital. Over €4,000 was donated through gofundme for her head shave! Maura has been cocooning since March but is making calls to our clients every day to our Friendly Call Clients.

We would like to congratulate all of this year’s award recipients. We would also like to thank Cork Volunteer Centre for a fantastic virtual awards ceremony. Given the challenges of Covid 19 and social distancing, it is a super presentation. You can see all of the award event by clicking on the below link (Maura & Brenda #friendlycallcork can be seen at 31.15 mins)

This year has been a real test of stamina for all our Friendly Call volunteers. Covid 19 has meant that all our volunteers are ringing our Friendly Call Clients remotely and are making calls every day. We are now ringing over 350 to check in with them and make sure everything is okay. Covid 19 has brought a lot of isolation and anxiety to individuals and we are so proud of all our volunteers who give up their time so freely. The Cork Volunteer Award to Maura is recognition of all our Friendly Call Volunteers – Thank you to our brilliant team

Contact Brenda Barry, 021 4307100

“Growing Your Potential” – Training and Development Course for Women working in the Home

Cork City Partnership is inviting women to make the most of this COVID-19 pandemic by signing up for a new course designed to draw on their experience of working in the home and put it to new use.

Beginning in October, “Growing Your Potential” is a free ten-week course that supports women living in Cork City who are currently not receiving a Job Seeker payment and are interested in working outside the home.

The course offers a range of supports from:

  • Confidence building
  • CV Preparation and Interview Skills
  • Career Coaching Sessions
  • Dress Code for the Workplace
  • Communication & Customer Care

The course is designed to give women further skills and avail of some much-needed “Me Time” to build new friendships, learn something new and open up a range of opportunities.

Cork City Partnership can further support participants should they wish to use their new skills to find employment, or start their own business.

If you are interested in finding out more – please contact:

Siobhán O’Neill

Employment Support Worker

PEIL Growing Your Potential

Cork City Partnership Clg,

1st floor, Heron House,

Blackpool Park, Blackpool,


(021) 4302310 or  (086) 1858081       email: