National Learning Network – Maynooth

At NLN in Maynooth 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 Maynooth click on the ‘find a training course at this centre button’ below or call the centre today.

Contact: Anthony Rowan

Address: Unit J4, Maynooth Business Campus, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

Tel: 01 651 0329

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Skills 4 Life Programme

At NLN in Maynooth we provide a new Skills 4 Life Programme that is a KWETB funded and aimed at young adults who may or may not have experienced a set-back in life which has prevented or delayed the young person reaching their full potential to date. The courses are totally inclusive and open to any student who would benefit from smaller classes supported by a Multi-Disciplinary Team that has a ‘student-centric’ approach to academic learning and social/personal development. CAO points are not required for entry and students on the course develop and take ‘ownership of their future pathway’ into further Adult Further Education (PLC Course) or their first step into the workforce of a chosen career or employment sector

Certification: QQI Major Award Level 3


What is the Access course?

This rehabilitative foundation programme is designed for young adults with mild learning difficulties. The aim of the programme is to equip students with basic level personal, social and work-related skills. Students will progress to greater levels of independence, learn to manage their health and well-being, and be supported and encouraged to participate in their own communities, workplaces and society. Almost every National Learning Network centre offers and Access course so contact your nearest centre to discuss.

What does the course entail?

It is designed to provide a mix of social skills, personal effectiveness, career exploration and vocational skills sampling, this course 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 allow students to overcome any obstacles to participating fully in their communities. Opportunities to demonstrate the skills and knowledge 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.

Certification: QQI Level 3 Employability Skills (3M0935)


The Choices programme in Naas is a recovery programme for people who need to take time out to restore their wellbeing, increase their fulfilment and sense of personal achievement.
If you want to improve the quality and potential of your future, this could be the programme for you.

The programme is aimed at rebuilding confidence, learning to cope with stress and what cause it, getting to know and appreciate oneself better, identifying hopes and goals and working towards putting things in place to achieve them, and getting to know and be involved in your community— with support and encouragement in every aspect.

Programme Content (up to 24 months)
Choices is about recovery and integrates many different elements.
Communication skills, Group work, Personal Planning
Community Integration, Self Advocacy, Health Education
Stress Management, Creative Skills, Problem Solving
Assertiveness, Vocational Exploration, Individual Time
Living Life to the full, Mindfulness, Recovery
And a lot more to create an individual focused learning journey.

Flexible Delivery

Because Choices aims to identify and meet individual needs, the delivery is flexible and is formed up through negotiation and learner involvement and feedback. Central to the programme is the process of Needs Analysis and creating individual action plans which are developed through one to one key working with each individual.

Interested in finding out more?

Contact NLN Kildare
National Learning Network
1st Floor Naas Town Centre, Naas,County Kildare
Telephone 045 988400 or 045 988417
Choices is funded by the HSE.


Certification: QQI Major Award Level 3