The Centre works with young people who cannot access
mainstream education due to learning support, educational,
emotional, social or behavioural issues.
1. We aim to provide young people with a high quality of education
and to support them in recognising their short term and long term
2. We aim to provide young people with life skills and educational
opportunities, which will assist them to move on to an independent
3. We aim to encourage young people to take a positive role in
4. We aim to challenge and address the barriers faced by young
people leaving mainstream education.
Our vision of the future is one where all children prosper, have
access to an education system, have future personal success and
can claim a genuine stake in society.
The ethos of the Carline Learning Centre is based on these vaules
• Person Centred
Our Aims & Objectives
Carline Learning Centre takes a holistic approach of working
directly with both the young people and their families to create
hope and stability for the young people by creating a safe and
meaningful, learning environment.
To provide education and skills
To develop basic social skills.
To promote respect for self and others (including property).
To address addictions through provision of access to relevant
To provide individual and family support
To increase self-esteem and self-confidence.
To develop appropriate peer and adult relationships.
To develop a good work ethic.
To assist in resolving personal family issues and pressures
Viability and Sustainability
Carline began as a small Project by renting one third of an acre
of land with one small galvanised shed and an outhouse type
toilet. After three and a half years the Project acquired six
acres of land and the Learning Centre was developed. This
houses 5,000 sq.ft. of workshops, teaching rooms, psychology
office, Art room, kitchen and a dining room. Carline is located
in Balgaddy, Lucan.