National Learning Network – Ennis

At NLN in Ennis 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 Ennis see below or call the centre today.

Contact: Val Real

Address: Clare FM Building, Francis Street, Ennis

Tel: 065 6864560

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Retail and Digital Skills

The Retail and Digital Skills programme support students to explore their career opportunities and is designed to help them get and keep a job. The programme offers students the opportunity to achieve a Level 4 Major Award in General Learning and a Level 4 in Retail Skills. Each student will be given the opportunity to participate in work experience throughout the duration of the programme.

Certification: QQI Level 4 General Learning (4M2010), QQI Level 4 Retail Skills (4M1998), ICDL

Career Start

This course provides students with personal, social and work-related skills that will help them to identify further education or employment goals.

Ideally suited to school leavers or early school leavers with extra support needs, enabling them to identify their strengths and goals for their future.  Training is tailored to meet each student’s individual needs with a strong focus on strengthening confidence, teamwork, work experience and social skills.  Suitable candidates may progress to other programmes in our Clare or Limerick campus.  Students may also achieve a place with further education colleges or secure employment on completion of this programme.

Certification: QQI Level 3 Employability Skills (3M0935), QQI Level 3 Information Technologies (3M0877)

Employer Based Training

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 work experience training area that interests and suits them and the Employer Based Training instructor finds a suitable company to provide them with a work experience placement.

Certification: Major Award Employment Skills 4M0857.