WISE Training Programme

The Sexual Health Centre offers a two-hour WISE facilitation training programme to teachers and youth workers to assist them in their delivery of sexual health education to the young people.

WISE is an acronym for:

  • What?

  • Information

  • Support

  • Engagement/Education

The WISE tool allows teachers or facilitators a brief moment of reflection to help them to answer questions or deal with comments that they may not be fully comfortable with. It enables them to turn questions or remarks that may seem flippant or disruptive into teaching moments.

Participants are presented with common questions relating to Pregnancy, Sexually Transmitted Infections, Consent and Contraception, and are given the opportunity to apply the WISE tool to these topics. A manual containing support materials is provided to participants on completion of the training.

Training can take place in schools or at our centre.

Each training date is limited to 8 participants.

We have provided WISE training to:


Bandon Grammar School 

Bandon Grammar School is a co-educational, boarding and day school founded in 1641, with an historic and valued association with the Church of Ireland.


 Colaiste na Toirbhirte 

Colaiste na Toirbhirte is an all girl secondary school situated on a 12 acre site at Ard Aoibhinn overlooking the Bandon Valley in Co Cork. 


Ursiline Secondary School

The Ursuline Secondary School, Blackrock is a girls’ Catholic school.


Douglas Community School 

Douglas Community School is an all-boys community school in Douglas, Cork, Ireland. 


Coláiste an Chroí Naofa

Coláiste an Chroí Naofa is a Catholic school of the Missionaries of the sacred Heart, under the trusteeship of Céist.


St Angela's College

St Angela's College, Cork is a non-fee paying girls secondary school catering for students between the ages of 12-19 around the Cork city, and the surrounding areas. The school has a Catholic ethos under the trusteeship of the Ursuline Sisters.


Clonakilty Community College 

The Clonakilty Community College is a secondary school in Clonakilty, West Cork.


Gaelcholáiste Charraig Uí Leighin

Gaelcholáiste Charraig Uí leighin is an inclusive all-Irish Secondary School under the patronage of Cork ETB. 


St Colmans Community College

St. Colmans Community College is a Secondary and Post Leaving Certificate College located in Midleton, County Cork, Ireland.


Boherbue Comprehensive School

Boherbue Comprehensive School is a secondary school in Boherbue, County Cork, Ireland.

For more information, please contact our Senior Health Promotion Officer Phil Corcoran on 021 427 6676 or philcorcoran@sexualhealthcentre.com.