National Learning Network – Cavan

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

Contact: Anne McFarland

Address: Cootehill Road, Drumalee, Cavan, H12 F8Y0

Tel: 049 4331544

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Designed to provide students with opportunities to learn what is required for personal effectiveness and self-advocacy. This course teaches student to become more independent in social and work situations, operate in a supported community situation and progress onto further training or education.

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


Turas provides students who experience a high level of social and community isolation with the opportunity to develop personal and social skills, to make independent choices and to explore recreational, social and vocational options. This aims to give the student an initial improved involvement in the community around them, ultimately with the possibility of carrying on in to further education or employment.

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

Fresh Start

Designed for those who would like an opportunity to make a new beginning and start a new career after a period out of the workforce. It provides an opportunity to explore vocational 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).

Information Technology by Blended Learning

This course enables students to get the skills they need to work in an office related environment. The programme is a combination of on-the-job and in-centre training. The Instructor/s and support staff supports the student through the course identifying specific needs and training that the students needs to be able to achieve a Major Award in Information and Communication Technology Skills at Level. Ideally, the student is placed with an employer for at least one day a week after the initial induction period.

Certification: QQI Level 4 Information Communication Technology Skills (4M0855).