Building Futures Course (LTI)

IMG-20180913-WA0006  Building Futures


Are you looking to develop a career working in the community?

If so the INOU are offering an exciting Local Training Initiative (LTI) designed to help participants develop a career using their life experiences and skills.

This programme is delivered in collaborations with the City of Dublin Education and Training Board (CDETB).  Certification for this programme is certified through CDETB’s validation and quality assurance processes.

The Building Futures programme is a QQI accredited programme with participants working towards a level 5 major award in Community Development. This course includes 8 core modules including volunteer work and an 8-week work placement. The programme will draw on participant’s life experiences to enable them to become community workers, peer educators, support workers and mentors as well as a range of other employment opportunities.

Building Futures is a yearlong full-time programme which starts in September each year. The course runs from Monday to Friday 10am – 4.30pm and is delivered in our Learning Hub which is located at 88-90 Townsend Street, Dublin 2.

Contact the INOU Training Section on 01-2678760 option 2 or Nicole on 089-4910056. Alternatively, you can email us at for further information or apply online at INOU Building Futures - Level 5 ( you have any problems registering, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

We will be holding workshops and informal interviews in July which will give you a better sense of the course and allow you to determine if the course is right for you. 

Participant criteria:

Are you…

  • Experiencing unemployment?
  • In receipt of a social welfare payment?
  • In and out of work regularly?
  • Moving on from a scheme (C.E., J.I., C.S.P. or similar)?


Do you…

  • Have good communication skills?
  • Reasonable literacy and I.T. skills?
  • Like working with people?
  • Speak English fluently?

If so, then you may have what it takes to become a Community Worker.


There is no cost to participate on the Building Futures programme. While training you will receive an ETB training allowance, meal allowance, travel allowance and your secondary social welfare payments will not be affected.

Here’s how:

Contact Nicole in the Learning Hub on 012678760 or by email for further information.

  • Participation in Building Futures should not affect your Social Welfare payments.
  • ETB (Formerly FÁS/VEC) training allowances apply to this course.