National Learning Network – Carlow

At NLN in Carlow 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 National Learning Network in Carlow see below or call the centre today.

Contact: Angela McCullagh

Address: 1st Floor, Castle Gate, Kennedy Street, Carlow, R93 F2W9

Tel: 059 916 4257

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Retail and Office Skills

This course is specifically designed so students can spend at a minimum one day a week working in a retail environment, enabling students with real-life work experience. It is designed to help students get a job in retail but includes reception, general office skills, computer applications and work place safety modules to improve your skills for work. At the end of the course you will be ready to get a job or go on to further training or education.

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


This rehabilitative foundation programme is designed for young adults with mild learning difficulties.

Designed to provide a mix of social skills, personal effectiveness, career exploration and work experience sampling it enables students to make realistic choices for training and employment based on their individual strengths and abilities. Literacy and numeracy issues are also addressed to allow students to participate fully in their communities. Opportunities to demonstrate the skills 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), QQI Level 4 General Learning (4M2010).