What makes NLN different?

Supporting you to reach your educational potential

National Learning Network provides training and specialist support to people who, for a variety of reasons, may find it difficult to gain employment.
Whatever your circumstances – whether you are long-term unemployed, have an illness, a disability or extra support needs – National Learning Network can help you.

We are Ireland’s leading provider of specialist individualised education, training and development opportunities. We empower people to undertake positive learning pathways through inclusion in training, further education, higher education, and working life. Increased health, wellness and inclusion in community are also actively fostered.

Learning pathways are defined by each person to meet their own specific goals and needs and are supported from individualised planning through to realisation, by experienced skilled staff. The learning environment is designed to foster confidence and a sense of belonging and each person learns in a way that bests meets their needs.

National Learning Network provides a continuum of high quality, effective, supported learning pathways for adults with disabilities, significant health challenges and adults experiencing educational disadvantage in achieving personal and professional success in further education, higher education, and the world of work.  This includes people from the age of 16 to 65 who may have an illness, a disability or additional support needs.

As Ireland’s largest non-governmental education and training organisation, we offer over 70 training programmes ranging from art and cookery to computer and business skills in centres across the country. So, whatever your interests, we have the training programme for you!

You can access courses in a variety of ways: in your local centre, with a local employer, or even from the comfort of your own home. All National Learning Network training programmes are funded through the Educational Training Boards or the Health Service Executive and therefore most students receive an allowance for participation. Of the thousands of students who completed a training programme with us last year, 90% went on to further education or training.

Our Courses

National Learning Network offers a wide range of training and further education training programmes that can open the door to exciting new careers and employment opportunities for you. From business and computer skills through to graphic design, art and leisure studies, National Learning Network has the course where you can achieve your full potential and learn to change your story.

Our courses offer a variety of awards including QQI (Level 1-6), ECDL, MOS and City & Guilds. National Learning Network facilitates students to recognise previous learning in order to gain a credit towards a full award.

Our vocational courses are funded by the Educational Training Boards and include the following: Arts, Craft and Media, Catering, Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure, Business Studies and Administration, Computer and IT, Horticulture and Environment, Career Exploration and Employment.

We also offer a large number of rehabilitative training programmes which are designed to assist students in improving their quality of their lives through greater inclusion and involvement with the local community and through learning new skills. Our rehabilitative programmes are funded by the HSE.

Contact NLN by emailing: info@nln.ie

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