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Last chance to Kickstart your career with Council’s Angling course

09 November 2017

Council’s Angling Course | Derry Strabane District Council

Derry City and Strabane District Council’s popular Kickstart 2 Work Angling course is seeking a final batch of applicants.

The course at the Loughs Agency in Prehen is part of the Maritime Ambassador Programme and has given hundreds of unemployed people living in the Council area the opportunity to learn the skills of fishing while gaining an industry recognised qualification as an Assistant Angling Course.

The free course has been successfully running since 2015 and can be completed within five days in a relaxed, fun environment with people from a range of abilities.

Project Officer for the Maritime Ambassador Programme at Derry City and Strabane District Council, Geraldine O hEara, encouraged local unemployed people interested in doing the course to make contact now to secure their place.

“This is the last chance for people to avail of our Angling course which is a great way to learn a new skill in a sociable environment while also enhancing your employability,” she said,

“We are blessed with a number of beautiful, popular rivers and loughs in and around our council area, so the opportunity to get to know these while learning new practical angling skills in the beautiful surroundings of the Loughs Agency under the watchful supervision of experienced coaches, is a great opportunity.

“We welcome applicants of any level, for those with no previous experience of fishing, participants will receive full training to achieve beginner level ‘CAST’ qualifications with the option to progress on to becoming a qualified Assistant Angling Coach.

“Places in the course are limited so I’d encourage anyone interested to get in touch now to express their interest.”    

The Kickstart to Work Angling Course is expected to be held before Christmas or early in the New Year.

To be eligible for the training you must be over 18, unemployed, reside in the Council area and not enrolled in any other education or training.

For more information on how to apply for the course contact Geraldine O hEara at 028 71 308466 [email protected].