Online Training for Youth Services and Schools


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Join us for free online training to  help you learn the lingo and feel confident supporting LGBTI+ students.

This interactive training includes videos, exercise,s and quizzes to equip you to become better at listening to, understanding, responding to, and supporting LGBTI+ young people – ensuring that you become part of a positive story in their lives.

As part of the training, you will learn about:

  • Terminology And Language
  • LGBTI+ Mental Health
  • Managing Our Own Attitude And Bias
  • Gender And Young People: Nonbinary And Transgender Identities
  • Coming Out
  • Improving Your Practice


Who is it for?

The training programme is targeted at professionals working directly with young people in education or youth work settings such as teachers or youth workers.

How long is the training?

This is a 90-minute online training programme. You can complete the course in one go or over a series of weeks – whatever works best for you.

How much does this cost?

Thanks to the support of our generous funders CDYSB, we can provide this training for free.

What do I get?

As well as a host of new information and skills to inform your work with LGBTI+ young people, we will provide you with a handy training book.  Those who complete the training will receive a certificate to display in your classroom or youth space showing that you welcome, accept and support LGBTI+ young people. This certified training is a great way for teachers to fulfil some of their Croke Park Hours.

How to sign up:

  1. Visit
  2. Select the course: Creating LGBT+ inclusive Schools and Youth Services with BeLonG To
  3. Click the button ‘Create new account’.

Learning Outcomes

We hope at the end of this programme practitioners will:

  • Know the challenges faced by LGBT+ young people in Ireland.
  • Understand the policies that affect young LGBT+ people and their relevance to their work.
  • Understand that the vast majority of us have some subconscious biases regarding LGBT+ and learn techniques to manage these.
  • Develop confidence in responding appropriately if a young person comes out to them.
  • Understand language and terminology relating to sexuality and gender.
  • Know how to support a young person who is questioning their gender identity (e.g. that they are trans or non-binary).
  • Know how to challenge homophobic or transphobic language if they hear it.
  • Know what steps to take to make their organisation more inclusive of LGBT+ young people.