Alternative Learning Programme

The Alternative Learning Programme (ALP) is an initiative of the Youth and Sports Development Service.  The programme commenced in 2012 and is currently operating from four sites within the DDLETB area; Balbriggan, Clondalkin, Tallaght and Dún Laoghaire. 

ALP is an interim educational programme which was developed in response to the recognition of limited opportunities available to young people who are currently not engaged in formal education and who are below the age of 16 years. 
The ALP uses a combination of local Youth Workers and Education and Training Board Tutors to deliver the programme.  

Currently run over three days per week and coinciding with the academic term, a variety of activities and lessons are provided by the tutor and youth worker and sessions typically include all participants.  Through group work, the programme places huge emphasis on building supportive, trusting relationships between participants and staff. 

A significant new partnership has been developed with iScoil, an online learning community that offers an alternative path to learning, accreditation and progression.  This partnership will offer young people an opportunity to gain accreditation at QQI Level 3.

Download the Alternative Learning Programme Booklet

For further information please contact
Alternative Learning Programme
Library Road
Dún Laoghaire
Co. Dublin
Tel: 01- 2020959