Ag Eisteacht ABLE three day training

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Ag Eisteacht ABLE three day training

October 4 @ 8:00 am - November 29 @ 5:00 pm

ABLE (Social Care Ireland Accredited 3 day training programme)

 Dublin- Oct 4th, 18th & 19th

Cork- Oct 9th, 23rd & 24th

Limerick- Nov 9th, 28th & 29th         


Ag Eisteacht is holding their SCI accredited training programme ABLE in 3 locations this coming October and November. Click Link above to book your place on one of these courses.

ABLE equips Social care practitioners with the skills and steps involved in building an effective working relationship, establishing boundaries, listening actively and reflectively, and empowering service users to create solutions to their own issues.

Following the training, participants will be able to:

  1. Use the skills of the brief intervention model ABLE in day to day practice to provide opportunities to clients and colleagues, to share concerns and challenges they face in establishing and / maintaining healthy and supportive relationships.
  2. Identify the challenges service users may have in building supportive relationships and gain insights into what their behaviour may mean using evidence based information
  3. Incorporate mentalisation based skills (i.e. perceiving and interpreting human behaviour in terms of intentional mental states e.g. needs, desires, feelings, beliefs, goals, purposes, and reasons) into their work and outline how they will continue to develop these.

85% of ABLE participants so far in 2017 will use the ABLE model at least once a week in their work with clients. (59% daily, 26% at least once a week)

Testimonials include:

The course is very relevant & helps me reflect more on my ways of working, and gives good insight on how to use the ABLE model in practice.

  • Cathal, Youth and Family Support Worker

Having done a number of training courses recently on similar themes, I have found this course to be the most beneficial and one I have got most from. Great opportunity to participate in a safe environment. Excellent facilitators.

  • Mary Social Worker

Relevant to the work we carry out. Course is well designed, laid out & facilitated. Facilitators had good knowledge of topics discussed.

  • Christine, Parenting Support

FAQ & further information:

What is the course cost?

The subsidised cost for 2017 is €225 per person, payable through Eventbrite. You can also contact us on 021-5005915 to arrange an alternative payment method.

How long is each training day?

The training will be delivered by two experienced and licensed Ag Eisteacht trainers over 3 days which run from 9.30am to 4.30pm. The first day is held two weeks before the second and third, which are held consecutively. 


The ABLE 3 Day programme is approved by the following organisations for Continual Professional Development purposes:

  • Social Care Ireland
  • Irish Association of Social Workers
  • Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland / Royal College of Surgeons
  • The Department of Education and Skills
  • RCSI Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery


October 4 @ 8:00 am
November 29 @ 5:00 pm
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Ag Eisteacht
021 5005915