Adult Education & Training

Adult Programmes

Tivoli provides education classes for clients who are in need of a high level of support, and addresses the individual needs of people:

    • Education, training and skills for future employment
    • Self-development within a safe and challenging environment

We also provide service opportunities for clients referred from the Courts or the Probation service under the Community Service or Community Returns programmes. Tivoli is a suitable centre for clients deemed to be vulnerable and for whom a normal training centre or work team would not work.

Tivoli’s adult clients come from Dublin, Wicklow or Kildare, or even further afield.

Services are available in line with Probation Service referrals for adults who have been given a:

  • Probation Order
  • Community Service Order
  • Post Release Supervision
  • Community Return place

There are 3 main programmes run for adults at Tivoli Training Centre:

  • Adult Education & Training
  • Community Service and Community Returns
  • Women’s group

Young Peoples Programmes

Young Peoples Programmes

Tivoli offers a range of programmes for disadvantaged young people in the South Dublin / North Wicklow area. These include education and training classes from basic literacy and numeracy classes up to QQI level 4 modules and include subjects like: IT, woodwork, art, communications, work experience, horticulture, health & fitness, English, maths.

Many of Tivoli’s clients are early school leavers, and have never fitted into formal education, so Tivoli offers an approach that helps them find their strengths, while working around the challenges that keep them from thriving in a standard centre.

Clients can be referred by the HSE, JLO, YPP or can just drop in themselves if they are interested!

Alongside this formal education programme, we also offer regular key-working, optional activities and outings, and some programmes that are geared to clients who are not currently ready for a formal education programme. These change as needed, but have included:

  • Regular outreach meetings
  • Boxing each lunchtime, to add a break in the day
  • DJ skills classes
  • End-of-term fun outings (paintballing / go-carting)
  • Educational outings
  • Local walks
  • Gaisce award activities (especially hikes)
  • Evening ‘youth club’ activities
  • Specific skills training (safe-pass, manual handling skills, etc)



Welcome to the Tivoli Training Centre, a centre of excellence, in Training, Education, and Restorative Justice.

Tivoli Training Centre delivers an innovative programme of education, training and self-development for marginalised people from the Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown and the wider South Dublin/North Wicklow area.

Tivoli Training Centre addresses the individual needs of clients and involves their families and other organisations in a planned programme of activities.

Tivoli Training Centre operates a non-judgemental and unbiased service. The ethos of the Centre is anchored in the strength-based approach, which focuses on further developing our client’s strengths and abilities.