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 Green Pathways II is your path to employment through professional environmental and  motivational training, a valuable work placement experience and on the job supports.

 Green Pathways is a 27 week, full-time programme with FETAC accredited training; a hands on  work placement providing a ‘foot in the door’ to potential employers; an applied  learning project; 1- to-1 mentoring; ongoing and post-delivery supports including jobs clubs.  Accredited Training modules include: Work Experience (FETAC L5); Sustainable Development  (FETAC L5); and Ecology in  the Environment (FETAC L6). Additional motivational training is  provided.


 If you are unemployed for more than 1 year and receiving a Jobseekers Allowance then you  may be eligible for Green Pathways II. ECO-UNESCO takes a specialised approach to working      with young people. The programme has a strong under-25s focus but is open to all in particular  those with an interest in the green economy. 

  • Participants should have an interest in the environment along with functional literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Those qualifying without a Leaving Certificate NFQ 4 qualification must be able to demonstrate competency in literacy and numeracy through previous work/life experience. 


The Green Economy is an increasingly important and emerging job space which is opening up employment opportunities in a number of areas. The training provided will allow participants take up employment in positions such as gardeners, horticulturists, ecologists,environmental consultants, project officers as well as other specialists in the green economy.

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This programme has now commenced.


The programme takes place at ECO-UNESCO’s headquarters headquarters and training centre,  the Greenhouse, 17 St Andrew Street, Dublin 2

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You must apply through your local Department of Social Protection DSP Employment Services office. Please call Niamh Hand at ECO-UNESCO on 01 6625491 or greenpathways@ecounesco.ie for more information.                                   

Green Pathways: A Youth Employment Programme

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Here’s what our past students have to say about Green Pathways!

Green Pathways has given me the confidence to believe myself and motivate others. It’s shown me that not only am I capable but proud to be me, to my full potential. I am now on the right track to my future career.

James Core; Green Pathways Student 

I have grown more confident in myself and my abilities. Working in groups of different sizes and with different people has increased my communication and assertiveness skills. I have also gained invaluable business knowledge, which I am putting into practice and expanding upon in my work placement.

Kate Turner; Green Pathways Student 

Green Pathways has helped me by refreshing my business skills and updating my CV. My experience so far has been great; I have learned a lot and have met loads of new people!

Amy Corr; Green Pathways Student

Click here to read more Green Pathways testimonials

Click here to view the Green Pathways I video 


 Green Pathways is funded under the MOMENTUM iniative

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For more information on the European Social Fund please visit: www.esf.ie 


 Green Pathways is funded under the MOMENTUM iniative