Our very valued drama facilitator Jed Murray trained with ArtsTrain… In our experience the training has provided us with facilitators of a very high standard and we believe it is the main reason we have enjoyed a good and loyal membership.
Lorraine O’Brien, Boolabus Youth Theatre

ArtsTrain provides training in drama facilitation and youth arts, and trainees develop an understanding of good youth theatre practice.

About the course

ArtsTrain is a full-time course and runs throughout the year. It is delivered by Youth Theatre Ireland as a second provider contracted by City of Dublin Education & Training Board (CDETB). Participants who are eligible will receive a weekly training allowance equivalent to a social welfare payment.

The learning takes place in a workshop context, through the trainees’ active participation, observation, dialogue and analysis. As part of the programme, participants undertake a range of modules including creating drama, drama facilitation theory and practice and improvisation. The training is delivered at QQI level 6 and successful trainees will achieve a QQI Major Award in Drama.

Level 6 QQI Major Award in Drama 6M3566
Code     Title
6N3545 Engaging with Drama
6N3546 Creating Drama
6N2191  Leadership
6N1946 Work Experience
6N3552 Improvisation
6N3547 Process Drama
6N3549 Drama Facilitation Theory
6N3550 Drama Facilitation Practice

How To Apply

We will be recruiting for the next course in 2017 (subject to funding). In the meantime, if you are interested in registering your interest in a future ArtsTrain course, contact John by email or phone 01-8781301.

Former Participants of ArtsTrain are now:

  • employed as youth theatre directors/leaders
  • facilitating a wide range of groups including youth drama, community and adult drama groups
  • facilitating drama in both primary and secondary schools
  • studying Theatre and Drama at Higher Diploma and Degree level
  • working on international projects
  • employed as Arts Administrators by Local Authorities and other organisations
  • employed in the broader youth work sector

To be taught by remarkable individuals, who devote so much energy and wisdom to their work, had a tremendous impact on me as an individual and as a facilitator.
Former Participant
I have never been on a course where there was so much support, interest, motivation and feedback from the tutors as was shown to me as a participant of ArtsTrain.
Former Participant


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