Youth Enterprise Scheme

“I have met new people and am on the journey to completing my FETAC course. I hope to move on to a health and fitness course after here.”

“You believed in him when he didn’t believe in himself and this has really shown him that he deserves a second chance.”

About Us

The Youth Enterprise Scheme (YES) is committed to providing training and activities to young people at risk who are aged between 16-23 years. The young people who attend are early school leavers in need of a supportive learning environment.

Extra support is provided to all young people attending the YES centre by linking them into other services and in house counselling is also provided by the Day Treatment Centre. The YES centre has a highly qualified staff team who co-ordinate a structured day programme to meet the needs of up to 12 young people. YES is operated with the help and support of the Young Persons Probation and the CETB.

Education Programme

FETAC Level 4 General Learning
FETAC Level 4 Sport and Recreation
FETAC Level 4 Catering

Level 3 General learning is also offered, if required, as a stepping stone to Level 4

Complementary Therapies

  • Auricular Acupuncture
  • Mindfulness

Activity Programme

  • Soccer
  • Watersports
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Music
  • Health & Fitness.


Most classes are in small groups, so that young people can receive an educational programme that is tailored to their individual needs. The delivery of courses is further enhanced by the Literacy and Numeracy Programme.

The young people have access to a range of facilities at the YES, including an Art Room, a Computer Room, a Commercial Training Kitchen and a Woodwork area. Health, fitness and well-being are promoted with a fully equipped Gym, Pool Room and Table Tennis area, accessible during recreation time. In addition to an enhanced learning experience, young people are provided with the opportunity to develop other life skills such as independent living with kitchen and laundry facilities available.


The Youth Enterprise Scheme accepts referrals from the Young Persons Probation and the Assessment and Day Treatment Centre.

Youth Enterprise Scheme
Tramore Commercial Park, Tramore Road, Cork
Tel: 021 4847636
Fax: 021 4323291

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