National Learning Network

Beechwood Close
Boghall Road
Co. Wicklow
Contact: Deborah Coughlan, Centre Manager

Tel: 01 2829643
Fax: 01 2829904
Web Site:

Services Provided:

Specialist training and education if you're out of work because of an accident, illness, mental health setback or disability. We work on behalf of the HSE and SOLAS (formerly HSE and ETB).

Full time courses at QQI Level 3 to 5.

What makes us different from mainstream education providers is that our classes are smaller, you get individual attention from your instructor and you work at your own pace. We have continuous intake so you start when you are ready. We have a teacher who can help you with study skills, literacy and numeracy. We also have a psychologist and an advocacy officer on the staff, they can help you overcome obsticles to getting back to work or going on the third level education.

All our courses are free and you retain your state benefits.
We offer courses in the areas of Information Technology, Employment Skills and Personal Development. Our courses can be based in the centre, out with an employer or partially in your home. Full details are available on the website.

All our services are Wheelchair accessible.

Courses Include:

IT and Business Administration 

ECDL, ECDL Advanced, QQI Level 5 Major Award in Information Processing. This will help you find administration, office work or progress to a Level 6 Certificate course.

Skills for Education and Employment


This programme delivers to a Level 4 Major Award in Retail Skills or Employment Skills. The course focuses on helping you improve your confidence and teaches you how to maintain your wellness and good mental health. 

Employer Based Training

Bray & employer based

QQI. You will spend three days each week with an employer in employment and two days in training. The on the job training will improve your skills and chances of finding paid work.

Access 2 (course to sample a range of work options)


QQI Level 3. This is a personal development programme for school leavers with mild intellectual difficulties.

Vocational Skills Foundation


QQI Level 3 - this course will help you learn the work related social skills needed to be successful in employment or to undertake further training.

Full details are available on the website.

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