Personal Development and Career Planning with Support

New Futures – A Programme for People Parenting Alone or Sharing Parenting

‘I finally have some clarity about my possible future and know if I stay motivated I can achieve my goals’ – past participant

New Futures is a free 24 week, part-time personal & professional development programme specifically designed for those parenting alone or sharing parenting and is accredited at QQI Level 4.  This course is designed for those on the Job Seeker’s Transition Payment (JST) or the One Parent Family Payment (OFP) but do get in touch if you receive other payments (or none) and we will assess your eligibility for the programme.

Join it to:

  • Discover what careers or courses suit you
  • Become more confident
  • Get support from, and form new friendships with, parents in the same situation as you
  • Learn how to balance work and family life
  • Improve your CV & Interview Skills
  • Get help and support to pursue further education or training

As part of the programme the following supports are available:

  • One to one support
  • Information, counselling and parenting support
  • Travel costs (up to €4 per day)
  • Limited onsite childcare available and small subsidies may be available towards childcare costs

When? The upcoming New Futures Programme starts in October 2017 and will run until April 2018, no classes during school holidays. Classes meet twice a week from 10:00-1:00 (Mondays & Tuesdays)

Where? Classes will take place in our new premises at 8 Coke Lane, Smithfield, Dublin 7

How to apply? Parents interested in participating in 2017, can contact us directly by emailing or call reception on 01 6629212 or fill in this form:

Parents Programmes Enquiry

I am interested in registering for a One Family programme.

The New Futures project is part supported by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020