National Learning Network – Monaghan Town

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

Contact: Anne McFarland

Address: The Diamond Building, Monaghan

Tel: 047 83671

Contact Centre

Access to Employment

This training programme is designed to offer students an opportunity to explore personal, social and vocational skills and includes a high level of integration into the local community. Underpinning this programme is New Directions, a HSE person centred service for adults with disabilities.

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


The aim of TURAS Programme is to provide people 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. Participants will also be facilitated in exploring further community, training, educational and employment opportunities. Participants will be offered the opportunity to complete modules from the QQI Level 3 Employability Skills Major Award.

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

Fresh Start

Designed for those who would like an opportunity to make a new beginning and get back on their feet and be supported to get the training to start a new career after a period out of the workforce.

It provides an opportunity to explore workplace opportunities in order to progress to further education and/or employment.

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).