School leavers — get support taking the next step with National Learning Network

Have you recently left school and want to get a qualification, but you are not sure about college? If you need extra support to continue with further training one of National Learning Network’s 50 training centres around the country could be the answer.

National Learning Network (NLN ), the training and education division of Rehab Group, has over 50 years of experience in assisting people to learn the skills they need to build lasting careers in jobs that reflect their interests and abilities.

Whatever your circumstances – whether you are long-term unemployed, have an illness, have a mental health issue, or a disability – National Learning Network can help you.

As Ireland’s largest non-governmental education and training organisation NLN offers more than 70 different training programmes, from art and cookery to computer and business skills, in centres across the country. So, whatever your interests, NLN has the training programme for you.

Vocational courses funded by the ETBs include arts, craft and media, catering, tourism, hospitality and leisure, business studies and administration, computer and IT, horticulture and environment, and career exploration and employment.

“Ninety per cent of people who complete National Learning Network programmes progress to employment or further education and training,” said Rehab’s head of learning, Cormac Woods.

“Our courses are designed around the needs of each individual student, enabling them to achieve their vocational goals at their own pace. A comprehensive range of additional supports such as career planning, personal and social skills, literacy and numeracy classes are also available. Assistive technology is also provided to those who need it,” he added.

National Learning Network is different. Its unique system of training delivery enables students to reach their potential in a manner that takes account of personal, social, and environmental requirements.

National Learning Network provides mental health services within its extensive range of QQI accredited courses across a range of levels. All of its managers, instructors, rehabilitation officers, resource teachers, social skills facilitators, psychologists, and advocacy officers have had extensive training in this field.

In addition to a wide range of centre-based courses, students can avail of employer-based training with host companies, or distance learning courses that have enabled people, particularly those with disabilities and mobility difficulties, to boost their job prospects by studying at home.

If you would like to know more then go to ww.nln.ie or call 091 756650.

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