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

Contact Centre

Fast Track to Work

Our hands-on, FREE job-seeking Fast Track to work course will teach you the skills you need to get a job. Then, we’ll help you find the job you want.

Our ‘Place and Train’ approach, means you’ll train in a company of your choice for three days a week and train in our centre the other two days.

Certification: QQI Level 4 Employability Skills (4M0857)

Skills 4 Life

Skills 4 Life gives you the opportunity to explore the world of work and identify further education and training options of interest to you.

The Skills 4 Life course provides a range of training options that lead you to progression pathways in a range of different careers. It will help you develop the core employability skills that local employers look for in their staff.

Certification: QQI Level 3 Employability Skills Programme (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)


The Transitions and Connex programmes in NLN Monaghan are designed for people aged 18 years and over. The programmes aims to deliver person-centred training, which supports individuals to achieve a better quality of life. The focus is to empower participants to make positive changes in their lives so as to experience greater community inclusion. The programme defines a range of services that will support participants in developing greater levels of independence, life skills, social skills and basic work skills, with the objective of enhancing the individual’s quality of life and general work capacity.

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).


Access is a programme for individuals aged over 18. Students can attend for up to 3 years. The programme is person-centred and supports students in reaching personal, social and/or vocational goals. Access focuses on the individual’s own wishes, strengths and interests, enabling each person to progress at their own pace. Students are supported with personal development and community participation, with help to access and engage in community facilities. Using a person-centred plan, students are supported to progress to the path they choose.