What is the Access course?

This rehabilitative foundation programme is designed for young adults with mild learning difficulties. The aim of the programme is to equip students with basic level personal, social and work-related skills. Students will progress to greater levels of independence, learn to manage their health and well-being, and be supported and encouraged to participate in their own communities, workplaces and society. Almost every National Learning Network centre offers and Access course so contact your nearest centre to discuss.

What does the course entail?

It is designed to provide a mix of social skills, personal effectiveness, career exploration and vocational skills sampling, this course enables students to make realistic choices for training and employment based on their individual strengths and abilities.

Literacy and numeracy needs are also addressed to allow students to overcome any obstacles to participating fully in their communities. Opportunities to demonstrate the skills and knowledge 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.


QQI Level 3 Employability Skills (3M0935)

If you are interested in this programme please contact your local centre where you will find out what modules are available on this programme.

How to apply

If you are interested in this programme, please contact your nearest centre and we will be in touch as soon as possible

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