National Learning Network – Navan

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

Contact: Shirley Nielsen

Address: Mullaghboy Industrial Estate, Navan, Meath

Tel: 046 9021975

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This training programme is designed to offer learners 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 2 Skills for Life (P2GLO).

Fresh Start

The programme is designed for people who would like an opportunity to make a new beginning and start a new career after a period out of the workforce. It provides learners with an opportunity to explore employment and education opportunities. Students progress through the programme at a pace which is suited to their individual abilities.

Skills are acquired using a variety of teaching and learning methods and students are encouraged to work towards achieving a range of QQI modules.

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


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).

IT and Office Skills

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 admin job 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.

Students progress through the programme at a pace which is suited to their individual needs and abilities. Students’ 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.

Certification: QQI Level 4 Office Skills (4M2070).

Office Skills

This programme provides students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to obtain and retain employment in IT, Administrative or receptionist/telephonist positions. The programme also provides students with the opportunity to work on personal effectiveness and social skills.

Certification: QQI Level 4 ECDL (ECDL).