The Community Knowledge Initiative (CKI) fosters community university partnerships that aim to promote the principles and practices of civic engagement and democracy.

Dochas don Oige
Dochas don Oige


Dochas don Oige is a Probation Service funded Training Centre located in Galway city. Trainees work towards achieving FETAC L3 and/or FETAC L4 as an alternative to the traditional state exams. Most trainees have left formal education early, some with a Junior Cert, most with no formal qualification. Trainees attending Dochas don Oige often present with poor literacy and numeracy skills and require one to one input. When one to one work is required this takes place in a room monitored by CCTV, for the trainees and tutors protection. As the Probation Service fund Dochas don Oige, we are committed to reducing offending behavior. Trainees achieving FETAC L3/L4 is a step in the process.


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