National Learning Network – Sligo

At NLN in Sligo 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.

See below for details on the courses delivered at this centre.

Contact: Sharon Thornton

Address: Bridge Street, Sligo

Tel: 0719 145391

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Customer Service

This is a flexible course that helps students to practice and develop practical and relevant skills in a retail or customer service based work environment. The classroom-based learning will support and enhance their on-site training and will include subjects such as Work Place Safety, Customer Service, Personal Effectiveness and Career Planning. The course is designed to give students the skills, attitudes and practical experience necessary to get a job by developing and using practical communication, customer service and teamwork skills.

Certification: QQI Level 4 Retail Skills (4M1998).

IT with Office Administration

This course provides training in all aspects of office applications and allows students to pursue a career in an Office or IT environment or progress towards further training. Applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Sage Accounts & Payroll and Image editing are just some of the modules on offer leading to a QQI Level 5 Major Award

Certification: QQI 5 Office Administration (5M1997)

Career Pathways

This course develops the relevant knowledge, skill and competences needed to use a range of skills and tools, under direction and with limited autonomy, related to seeking employment or to being in employment. It enables the student develop personal qualities and strengths so they can make informed choices to pursue a range of employment opportunities or to progress to further education or training.

Certification: QQI 3 Employability Skills (3M0935).

Front Office & Reception Skills

This programme aims to provide learners with a broad range of general office skills that will enable them to obtain entry level employment or progress to further education and training. IT skills as well as providing learners with opportunities to develop effective verbal and written communication skills appropriate for a business environment.

Certification: QQI Level 4 (4M2070) Office Skills


The Horsemanship course is for people who want to work with horses. The Horsemanship course is designed to give students hands on learning, so that they can learn the skills, abilities and practical experience necessary to get a job within the equine industry.

Certification: QQI 4 Horsemanship (4M3154)