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- National Learning Network, Dublin, Ballyfermot
At NLN in Ballyfermot we provide a range of free courses to people who have had an accident, illness, injury or have a disability and extra support needs.
Our courses are tailored to each student's needs, to help them to build their confidence while getting practical job-seeking skills to help them get a job or go on to further training.
For more information on courses available at NLN in Ballyfermot see below or call the centre today.
- Kylemore Road,
- 01 626 9979
- 01 626 1145
Courses in this Centre
This rehabilitative foundation programme is designed for young adults with mild learning difficulties. Designed to provide a mix of social skills, personal effectiveness, career exploration and vocational skills sampling which enables students to make realistic choices for further training based on their individual strengths and abilities. Literacy and numeracy needs are also addressed to enable students to participate fully in their community. Opportunities to demonstrate the skills, knowledge, and competencies learned in the training centres are identified within the community in efforts to encourage students to participate fully as active citizens in their own locality and move towards living independently.
This programme is designed for students who would like the opportunity to make a new beginning, build their confidence and explore career opportunities. It provides students with an environment to achieve greater levels of personal development, to develop I.T. and business skills and to explore employment or further education opportunities. Students will be supported in progressing to QQI Levels 4 & 5 courses locally or to further education or training of choice. The programme also aims to provide students with the opportunity to address personal effectiveness and social skills issues.
Employer Based Training enables students to acquire practical skills with a host company in the area of their choice. The programme is a combination of on-the-job and in-centre training 60% on-the-job and 40% in-centre. The Employer Based Training instructor supports both the student and the employer. Students choose a vocational training area that interests and suits them and the Employer Based Training instructor finds a suitable Host Company training placement within the vocational area and locality identified by the student.
A programme that provides students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to obtain and retain employment in IT, Receptionist/telephonist positions and general administrative work. Those successful completing the programme will also receive ECDL certification, the world's leading computer skills certification.
The aim of the Vocational Skills Foundation (VSF) programme is to provide a combination of personal effectiveness training coupled with career exploration and vocational skills sampling. This training is based on meeting the needs of students, to enable them to make realistic vocational choices for training or employment based on their individual strengths and abilities. The programme integrates supports surrounding literacy and numeracy throughout the training schedule and assessment techniques on the programme. Opportunities to demonstrate the skills, knowledge, and competencies learned in the training centre are identified within the community in efforts to encourage students to progress to further training/education at a higher level or to progress to open employment.