Leap Programme

The project will see a wide range of training courses offered to participants from the Neighbourhood Renewal Area of Lurgan, Craigavon and Portadown.

Each participant will have the opportunity to take part in one of the following qualifications;

✅ First Aid Training (3 day training course)

✅ STA Lifeguard Award (6 day training course)

✅ Fitness Instructor Training Award (10 day training course)

✅ Governing Body Specific Training E.G IFA Level One/Netball Level One

To avail of this training participants must meet the following criteria;

  • Be aged between 16 to 30.
  • Be currently living in a Neighbourhood Renewal Area, or volunteer for a club in a Neighbourhood Renewal Area (Lurgan/Craigavon/Portadown)
  • Be either unemployed or underemployed (16 hours a week or less) or at risk of redundancy or looking upskill or reskill

To register for this programme please complete the form below:

For more information please contact Roisin at

This programme is funded by Department for Communities, and Armagh City, Banbridge, Craigavon Borough Council and is fully organised and delivered by the Sports Development Team.

What is the Leap Programme?

The Leap Programme aims to use sport as a tool to help young people who are unemployed to develop their skills and confidence, thereby making participants more employable. The project aims to set up Leap Programme teams across the Borough.

Who is the Leap Programme for?

The Leap Programme for young people, aged 16 to 30, who are unemployed and are interested in developing skills and confidence, making participants more employable.

Participants must reside in the Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough to participate within this FREE programme.

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