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At NLN in Swords 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 Swords see below or call the centre today.
- Balheary Road,
- 01 8404120
- 01 8408175
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 training and employment 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.
The aim of the programme is to empower participants to make positive changes in their lives and to experience health and social gains.
The programme also aims to support participants in progressing to community integration, further education/training or employment.
Based in our satellite centre in Balbriggan, Delvin is a flexible mental health recovery programme for people who have experienced social isolation. It provides participants with the opportunity to develop the level of social & personal skills & independence necessary to achieve integration into the community.
By accessing this service over a long period period, participants will have:
Developed their social network appropriate to their stated individual needs.
Reviewed their current occupational status and explored options for change or expansion.
Researched local social and recreational activities available to them and made informed choices to ensure continuity of activities post service.
Demonstrated a level of communication skills necessary to sustain their continuing community integration.
Achieved the level of independence necessary to participate fully in their chosen community activities.
Employer Based Training aims to provide high quality vocational training to assist people to learn the skills they need to secure and sustain employment. It combines classroom training and an Employer Based Training placement each week for the duration of the programme. It provides an opportunity to get real life training and experience in a job that you want. We work with local employers & international companies throughout the Fingal region. Students can move to employment at any time. The aim of the course is to train and help you move to employment when you find the right job at the right time.
Based in our satellite centre in Balbriggan, Reach is a flexible rehabilitative training course for people who have experienced social isolation as a result of a severe and enduring mental illness. It provides participants
with the opportunity to develop the level of social & personal skills & independence necessary to achieve integration into the community.
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.
The IT & Office / Business Skills course has been designed to give participants an opportunity to gain skills that will enable them to secure employment in an administrative capacity or to move on to third level education. Participants will work towards achieving a QQI Level 5 Major Award in Business. This may include the completion of the ECDL for those participants who do not already have one. Learners progress through the programme at a pace which is suited to their individual needs and abilities. Learners’ progress will be planned with each individual through the Individual Action Planning (IAP) and Monthly Review processes. Skills needed in the workplace are acquired through a combination of practical demonstration, instruction, supervised practice, etc.
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 Level s 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.
***This course is available in Swords and in our satellite centre in Coolock