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Specialist Training Providers in the Midlands

APT
Kilcrutten Centre
Tullamore
Co. Offaly
work Tel: +353 (0)506 41024

Training Centre Profile: APT will co-ordinate the health funded rehabilitation programmes in the MHB area counties of Longford, Westmeath, Laois and Offaly.

Client Profile: all programmes are open to all disability groups.

Course Level Certification:

  • Employer Based Training 2
National Learning Network
Tanyard
Tuallmore
Co. Offaly
Work Tel: +353 (0)57 934 1272
Fax: +353 (0)57 9322211
Email:   tullamore@nln.ie 
Web:     http://www.nln.ie/ 

Training Centre Profile: The centre provides vocational training and sheltered work.

Course Level Certification:

  • Access

Duration: Up to 3 years

Description: Provides learners with the opportunity to acquire the skills, knowledge & attitude to make choices about training/education & to make decisions about future life goals.

List of Modules: Personal Development, Independent Living Skills, Community Integration, Health & Safety Awareness, Leisure & Creative Skills, Practical Skills – Information Technology.

Certification: FETAC Level 3

  • Fresh Start

Duration: Up to 12 months

Description: Designed for those who would like an opportunity to make a new beginning & start a new career after a period out of the workforce. It provides an opportunity to explore vocational opportunities in order to progress to further education and/or employment.

List of Modules: Career Planning, Personal Development, Computer Skills, Healthy Lifestyles, Health & Safety, C.V. Preparation & Job Seeking Skills.

Certification: FETAC Level 3-4, ECDL.

Employer Based Training

Duration: Up to 12 months

Description: A flexible course that enables learners to acquire practical skills with a host company in a skill area of their choice. The course is a combination of on-the-job & incentre training. The EBT co-ordinator will support both learner & employer

List of Modules: IT Skills, Career Planning, Personal Development, Health & Safety and Manual Handling. The on-the-job training allows the learner to gain

skills in their chosen area. Office Assistant, Retail Sales, Factory Operative, Stores Assistant.

Certification: FETAC Level 3-5

  • IT by Distance Learning

Duration: Up to 2 years

Description: A flexible course that enables learners who cannot access a training centre to gain an information technology qualification from their own home. Students are linked by modem to the centre where online tutorials are provided. This is supported by home visits & group meetings. All equipment is supplied on loan to the learners.

List of Modules: Keyboard Skills/Typing Speed, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Databases, Presentations/Graphics, E-Mail and Internet, File Management, Manual Accounts, Computerised Accounts, Personal Development and Job Preparation Skills.

Certification: FETAC Level 4-5

Silenos

Duration: Up to 2 years

Description: Designed for learners who are experiencing Mental Health difficulties. This is a personal, community & social course that enables learners to explore different aspects of their lives. There is focus on personal development & there is an opportunity to develop a range of practical & personal skills.

List of Modules: Team Building & Group Dynamics, Personal & Interpersonal Skills, Health Education, Mental Health Perspectives, Skills Development Modules, Life Management Skills,

Stress Management Skills, Creative Skills, Grounds Maintenance, Computers, Community Exploration Modules, Community Profiling & Networking, Cultural & Leisure Visits, Community Placements.

Certification: FETAC Level 3.




National Learning Network
Dawn Learning Centre
6 Grafton Court
Co. Longford
Work Tel: +353 (0)4333 42255
Fax: +353 (0)4333 42256
 

Course Level Certification:

 

  • Accommodation & Catering Assistant

Duration: Up to 2 years

Description: Provides learners with the skills, knowledge & attitudes necessary to obtain & maintain employment within the Hospitality sector or to progress to further training/education.

List of Modules: Health & Safety, Hospitality Skills, Practical Accommodation Skills, Basic Cookery Skills, Practical Dining Room Services, Primary Food Hygiene, First Aid & Manual Handling, Introduction to Computers, Personal Development & Customer Relations.

Certification: FETAC Level 4

  • Employer Based Training

Duration: Up to 12 months

Description: A flexible course that enables learners to acquire practical skills with a host company in a skill area of their choice. The course is a combination of on-the-job & incentre training. The EBT co-ordinator will support both learner & employer List of Modules: IT Skills, Career Planning, Personal Development, Health & Safety and Manual Handling. The on-the-job training allows the learner to gain skills in their chosen area. Office Assistant, Retail Sales, Factory Operative, Stores Assistant.

Certification: FETAC Level 3-5, ECDL

  • Fresh Start

Duration: Up to 12 months

Description: Designed for those who would like an opportunity to make a new beginning and start a new career after a period out of the workforce. It provides an opportunity to explore vocational opportunities in order to progress to further education and/or employment.

List of Modules: Career Planning, Personal Development, Computer Skills, Health Lifestyles, Health & Safety, C.V. Preparation and Job Seeking Skills

Certification: FETAC Level 3-4, ECDL

Horticulture

Duration: Up to 2 years

Description: Allows learners to experience a range of jobs within the Horticultural/Grounds Maintenance and Vegetable Production sectors. It allows them to develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to access employment within the industry or to progress to further training/education.

List of Modules: Health & Safety, Use of Hand Tools & Power Equipment, Plant Identification & Use, Plant Care & Plant Propagation, Horticultural Project, Vegetable Production, Using Garden Chemicals, Soil Preparation, Garden Maintenance, Personal Development, Career Planning, Organic Growing (external option).

Certification: FETAC Level 4

Turas

Duration: Up to 2 years

Description: Provides learners who experience a high level of social & community isolation with the opportunity to develop personal & social skills, to make independent choices & to explore recreational, social & vocational options.

List of Modules: Personal Development, Stress Management & Relaxation, Self Advocacy, Teamwork, Healthy Lifestyles, Vocational Exploration, Introduction to IT, Community Integration, Health & Safety, Planning for the Future.

Certification: FETAC Level 3.




National Learning Centre
Belhavel
Golden Island
Athlone
Co. Westmeath
Work Tel: +353 (0)906 475297
Fax:: +353 (0) 906 479290
Email:   athlone@nln.ie  
Web:    http://www.nln.ie/   

Training Centre Profile: Athlone Programmes are based at two locations in the town. In addition to providing vocational training this centre also provides sheltered work.

Client Profile: Programmes are open to all disability groups.

Course Level Certification:

Access

Duration: Up to 2 years

Description: Designed to provide learners with opportunities to learn the skills, knowledge & attitudes needed to develop personal effectiveness & self-advocacy skills, become more independent in social & vocational situations, operate in a supported community situation, progress onto further training or education.

List of Modules: Skills Sampling, Numeracy & Literacy, Self-Advocacy & Confidence Building, Health & Safety, Use of Leisure & Cultural Opportunities, Using Community Resources, Independent Travel & Basic Computer Skills.

Certification: FETAC Level 3

Fresh Start

Duration: Up to 12 months

Description: Designed for those who would like an opportunity to make a new beginning and start a new career after a period out of the workforce. It provides an opportunity to explore vocational opportunities in order to progress to further education and/or employment.

List of Modules: Career Planning, Personal Development, Computer Skills, Health Lifestyles, Health & Safety, C.V. Preparation and Job Seeking Skills

Certification: FETAC Level 3-4, ECDL

Employer Based Training

Duration: Up to 3 years

Description: A flexible course that enables learners to acquire practical skills with a host company in a skill area of their choice. The course is a combination of on-the-job & incentre training. The EBT co-ordinator will support both learner & employer

List of Modules: IT Skills, Career Planning, Personal Development, Health & Safety and Manual Handling. The on-the-job training allows the learner to gain skills in their chosen area. Office Assistant, Retail Sales, Factory Operative, Stores Assistant.

Certification: FETAC Level 3-5

Turas

Duration: Up to 2 years

Description: Provides learners who experience a high level of social & community isolation with the opportunity to develop personal & social skills, to make independent choices & to explore recreational, social & vocational options.

List of Modules: Personal Development, Stress Management & Relaxation, Self Advocacy, Teamwork, Healthy Lifestyles, Vocational Exploration, Introduction to IT, Community Integration, Health & Safety, Planning for the Future.

Certification: FETAC Level 3

Transition

Duration: Up to 18 months

Description: Designed to meet the needs of a wide range of learners with additional support who wish to explore various vocational skills in real working environments & to develop personal & social skills.

List of Modules: A range of Vocational Modules plus a range of Personal & Social Skills. Preparation for Work, Health & Safety in the Workplace.

Certification: FETAC Level 3-4.



National Learning Network
1st Floor
Naas Town Centre
Naas
Co. Kildare
work Tel: +353 (0)45 988400
Fax: +353 (0) 45 988410 
Training Centre Profile: Programmes are based at locations in the town. In addition to providing vocational training this centre also provides Employer Based Training.

Course Level Certification:

Choices

Duration: Up to 2 years

Description: Provides learners with the opportunity to explore their current & future needs, & to develop the skills that will enhance social integration & personal growth.

List of Modules: Goal Setting, Self-Awareness, Problem Solving, Negotiation Skills, Sourcing Information, Computer Skills, Stress Management, Creative Skills, Health Education, Independent Living Skills, Personal Effectiveness.

Certification: FETAC Level 3-4.

Fresh Start

Duration: Up to 12 months

Description: Designed for those who would like an opportunity to make a new beginning and start a new career after a period out of the workforce. It provides an opportunity to explore vocational opportunities in order to progress to further education and/or employment.

List of Modules: Career Planning, Personal Development, Computer Skills, Health Lifestyles, Health & Safety, C.V. Preparation and Job Seeking Skills

Certification: FETAC Level 3-4, ECDL

Employer Based Training

Duration: Up to 12 months

Description: A flexible course that enables learners to acquire practical skills with a host company in a skill area of their choice. The course is a combination of on-the-job & incentre training. The EBT co-ordinator will support both learner & employer

List of Modules: IT Skills, Career Planning, Personal Development, Health & Safety and Manual Handling. The on-the-job training allows the learner to gain skills in their chosen area. Office Assistant, Retail Sales, Factory Operative, Stores Assistant.

Certification: FETAC Level 3-5, ECDL

IT by Distance Learning

Duration: 12 months

Description: A flexible course that enables learners who cannot access a training centre to gain an information technology qualification from their own home. Students are linked by modem to the centre where online tutorials are provided. This is supported by home visits & group meetings. All equipment is supplied on loan to the learners.

List of Modules: Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Databases, Desktop Publishing, Career Planning, Email & Internet, PC Security, File Management. Optional modules include: Payroll, Manual & Computerised Accounts

Certification: ECDL, FETAC Level 3-4

IT with Office Business Skills

Duration: Up to 15 months

Description: Enables the learner to acquire a practical level of IT & Office Skills that will allow them access to related employment opportunities.

List of Modules: Keyboard Skills, IT Concepts, File Management, Word Processing, Microsoft Excel - Spreadsheets, Microsoft Access, Databases, Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation, Information & Communication, Office Procedures, Preparation for Work.

Certification: FETAC Level 3-4, ECDL





Portlaoise National Learning Network
Dublin Road
Portlaoise
Co. Laoise
Work Tel: +353 (0)502 21263
Fax: +353 (0) 057 8620961

Training Centre Profile: The centre runs a range of training programmes for people in South Laois. The 'Advance Programme' is a pilot programme catering for people with learning disabilities.

Client Profile: All programmes are open to all disability groups.

Course Level Certification:

Access

Duration: Up to 3 years

Description: Equips learners with foundation level personal, social & work related skills that will enable them to progress to greater levels of independence & integration in their own communities, workplace & society.

List of Modules: Personal & Interpersonal Skills, Independent Living, Cultural & Leisure Activities, Health & Safety, IT Skills, Job Seeking, Work Orientation, Skills Sampling.

Certification: FETAC Level 3

Employer Based Training

Duration: Up to 12 months

Description: A flexible course that enables learners to acquire practical skills with a host company in a skill area of their choice. The course is a combination of on-the-job & incentre training. The EBT co-ordinator will support both learner & employer

List of Modules: IT Skills, Career Planning, Personal Development, Health & Safety and Manual Handling. The on-the-job training allows the learner to gain

skills in their chosen area. Office Assistant, Retail Sales, Factory Operative, Stores Assistant.

Certification: FETAC Level 3-5, ECDL

Jobstart

Duration: Up to 18 months

Description: Safety Awareness, IT, Preparation for Work, Personal Effectiveness, Self-Advocacy, Living in a Diverse Society

Certification: FETAC Level 3

Transition

Duration: Up to 2 years

Description: Facilitates learners in developing a range of personal & practical skills. It will enable them to make informed & realistic choices in their personal lives & future training, employment & education opportunities.

List of Modules: Self-Confidence, Team Building, Developing Initiative, Creative Skills, Work Skills & Independent Living.

Certification: FETAC Level 3-4.

National Learning Network
Presentation House
Harbour Road
Mullingar
Co Westmeath
Work Tel: +353 (0)44 9345117 
Fax: +353 (0)44 9345619
Email:  nlnmullingar@eircom.net   
Web: http://www.nln.ie/


Client Profile: Programmes are open to all disability groups.

Course Level Certification:

Ar Aghaidh Linn

Duration: Up to 2 years

Description: A social exploration course designed for learners who have had a set back in their lives as a result of physical/sensory disability. The course gives learners the chance to explore different

education, training & community opportunities open to them.

List of Modules: Arts, Managing Anger, Stress Management, Coping Skills, Healthy Lifestyles, Vocational Exploration Skills & Aptitude Exploration, Career Investigation, Work Experience &

Information Technology.

Certification: FETAC Level 3-4, ECDL.

Fresh Start

Duration: Up to 12 months

Description: Designed for those who would like an opportunity to make a new beginning and start a new career after a period out of the workforce. It provides an opportunity to explore vocational opportunities in order to progress to further education and/or employment.

List of Modules: Career Planning, Personal Development, Computer Skills, Health Lifestyles, Health & Safety, C.V. Preparation and Job Seeking Skills

Certification: FETAC Level 3-4, ECDL

Employer Based Training

Duration: Up to 3 years

Description: A flexible course that enables learners to acquire practical skills with a host company in a skill area of their choice. The course is a combination of on-the-job & incentre training. The EBT co-ordinator will support both learner & employer

List of Modules: IT Skills, Career Planning, Personal Development, Health & Safety and Manual Handling. The on-the-job training allows the learner to gain

skills in their chosen area. Office Assistant, Retail Sales, Factory Operative, Stores Assistant.

Certification: FETAC Level 3-5, ECDL



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