The National Learning Network offers flexible training programmes and support services for people who need specialist support (job seekers, unemployed, people with an illness or disability). There are over 50 centres around the country providing a variety of certified training courses for people who are unemployed and need skills training to get back to work. Jobseekers benefits and allowances are not affected by participating in any of these courses.
What are the benefits of NLN training courses?
- Closely aligned to the Irish labour market, they give practical skills and experience to trainees
- They offer nationally recognised QQI, ECDL and City & Guilds qualifications
- They are FREE, with Jobseekers able to keep their allowances and benefits for the duration of the course
- They offer one-to-one training support, career guidance and advice and personal development modules to help build learners confidence and provide them with the practical skills they need to apply for jobs and succeed at interviews.
- NLN Training Courses are designed for jobseekers: Full-time duration lasting 12-24 months, allowing you to finish at your own pace
- Work placement – choose the industry you want to work in. The Employer Based Training courses combine practical on-the-job training with in-centre learning to improve your chances of getting a job when you finish the course
- NLN offer a range of training options, In-centre training, blended learning: learning in a training centre combined with training in a learner’s local community, online training from the home or skills training in a work environment
- Courses include modules on CV development and writing cover letters, applying for jobs, securing and successfully completing interviews. Instructors will guide you on how to find jobs that suit your skill set and help you apply for jobs.
Do you need extra support with learning?
NLN offers the following;
Learning supports: a dedicated key worker to support you, literacy and numeracy skills training, basic I.T. skills training, are available to all students who require extra supports
Job seeking skills training: CV development, interview skills training, job search methods, support to find suitable further education and training options
Removal of barriers to learning: offering advice and help on how to access allowances and support agencies in your local area such as community welfare groups, you local Intreo office, medical supports, transport links etc. Courses are flexible, allowing you to make necessary appointments.
Certified Courses available: Art, Craft and Media, Business Studies, Computers and IT, Catering and Culinary Skills, Tourism & Hospitality, Sport & Leisure, Horticulture and Environment, Career Exploration and Employment.
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 or a disability – National Learning Network can help you.
As Ireland’s largest non-governmental education and training organisation, NLN offer over 70 different training courses from art and cookery to computer and business skills in centres across the country.
You can access training programmes 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 courses are funded through SOLAS or the Health Service Executive and therefore most students receive an allowance for participation.
National Learning Network has a wide range of training and further education courses 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 potential. The courses offer a variety of awards including FETAC (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.
The vocational courses are funded by SOLAS and include the following: Arts, Craft and Media, Catering, Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure, Business Studies and Administration, Computer and IT, Horticulture and Environment, and Career Exploration and Employment.
NLN also offer a large number of rehabilitative training programmes which are designed to assist students in improving the quality of their lives through greater inclusion and involvement with the local community and through learning new skills. The rehabilitative programmes are funded by the HSE.
National Learning Network
Roslyn Park College, Sandymount, Dublin 4