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Leadership for Life Programme Accreditation

On completion of all three modules of the Leadership for Life programme participants are eligible to graduate with a Foundation Certificate in Youth Leadership and Community Action, which is awarded by the National College of Ireland, Galway. This is a very unique opportunity for participants to earn a University recognised qualification, before they even consider going to third level. Having this qualification will show prospective employers that participants have demonstrated a commitment to their own development and leadership potential. This is a wonderful achievement to be able to include in a CV or application form.


If you wish to graduate you must register with NUIG. By registering you are committing to having all three modules completed by the end of June of the year you wish to graduate.  Registration is now open for 2022. All those interested in graduating with the Foundation Certificate in Youth Leadership & Community Action must be aged 16 or over by the 1st January 2022. Anyone who meets the eligibility criteria can apply NOW by completing the NUIG Accreditation Registration Form 2022  The closing date for receipt of registrations is January 31st 2022. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

A fee of €300 is to be paid for the addrediation. This fee can be paid in installments but must be fully paid by April 2022. A deposit of €100 must be paid after registration. All information in relation to this will be send to applicants once they register. 

If you have any questions about registration contact us at [email protected].

Requirements for registration

Be aged 16 or over on 1st January 2022 

Provide your PPS number 

Have proof of identity. This can be a birth cert or passport. You will need to upload a photo of one of these to the registration form. 

Have completed, or be planning to complete, Module 1 & 2 of the programme 

Provide details of a mentor who will support you through the Module 3 project

Choosing your Mentor

You must have a mentor identified prior to registering for accreditation. They should be someone that is familiar with the Foróige Leadership for Life Programme and be happy to grade your module 3 project and work. You could choose your facilitator from Module 1 or Module 2, a volunteer, a Foróige staff member, a coach or a teacher. You cannot choose a friend or family member to be your mentor. Before you complete the form, contact the person you wish to be your mentor and confirm with them that they are happy to do so. For further information or queries please contact [email protected].

Leadership for Life Bursary 2022

Foróige has an annual bursary which is intended to assist those that may have difficulty in raising the fee of €300 from their own resources. It is also intended for those who have shown real commitment and achievement throughout the programme and who would benefit from having some financial support towards the accreditation fee. 

We wanty to ensure that as many young people as possible can benefit from this fund. It is requested that only those that are most in need of this assistance will apply. All participants should make a contribution of the fee themselves. If they can raise some of the fee by any other means (eg funding, sponsorship, local project or club contribution etc) they should only apply for a percentage of the total fee. This will mean that the fund can be shared among more young people. 

For more information and to apply for the bursary, see the Bursary Application 2022 

Important Dates 2021-22