National Learning Network – Mullingar

At NLN,Mullingar 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 Mullingar see below or call the centre today.

Contact: Gary O’Neill

Address: 1st Floor, Fair Green House, Green Bridge, Mullingar, Westmeath

Tel: 0449 345117

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Fresh Start

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 IT and business skills and to explore employment or further education opportunities.

Students are supported to move on to QQI Levels 4 & 5 courses locally or to further education or to training of their choice. The programme also aims to provide students with the opportunity to address personal effectiveness and social skills issues.

Certification: QQI Level 3 Employability Skills (3M0935).

Transitions

The Transition course is designed to provide students with the skills, attitudes and practical experience necessary to; demonstrate practical communication and teamwork skills, advocate for themselves in the community, in relationships, at work etc., go on to further training or education, get a job.

Certification: QQI Level 3 Employability Skills (3M0935).

Employer Based Training

Employer Based Training supports students to acquire practical skills with a company in an area of their choice.

The course 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 training area that interests and suits them and the Employer Based Training instructor finds a suitable company to accommodate them in their locality.

Certification: QQI Level 4 Employment Skills (4M0857).

Turas

The aim of the TURAS course is to provide students who have mental health difficulties and who experience a high level of social and community isolation with the opportunity to develop the confidence and key personal and social skills to improve the quality of their lives, make independent and informed choices regarding their lives and to explore recreational and social opportunities in their community.

Students are also supported to explore further community, training, educational and employment opportunities and are offered the opportunity to complete modules from the QQI Level 3 Employability Skills Major Award.

Certification: QQI Level 2 Skills for Life (P2GLO), QQI Level 3 Employability Skills (3M0935), QQI Level 4 General Learning (4M2010), QQI Level 4 Employment Skills (4M0857), QQI Level 3 Information Communication Technologies (3M0877).

Ar Aghaidh Linn

A social exploration course designed for students who have had a set back in their lives as a result of physical/sensory disability. The course gives students the chance to explore different education, training and community opportunities open to them.

Certification: QQI Level 2 Skills for Life (P2GLO), QQI Level 3 Employability Skills (3M0935), QQI Level 4 General Learning (4M2010), QQI Level 4 Employment Skills (4M0857), QQI Level 3 Information Communication Technologies (3M0877).