Training provider to open doors to the public

National Learning Network launched its inaugural National Open Day, which will be held on Wednesday, August 24, 2022.

A Cavan training provider, National Learning Network, part of a national organisation that has supported more than 2,400 people into employment since 2017, is opening its doors to the public this month.

National Learning Network, based in Drumalee, Co. Cavan, is a progressive leader in the delivery of personalised education, training, and development opportunities for people with disabilities or people requiring additional supports throughout Irish communities.

The certified training courses, which offer nationally recognised qualifications including QQI, ECDL, and City and Guilds, have impacted significantly on the progression of people with a disability and/or health conditions into employment and have seen some participants land jobs in companies such as Facebook, eir, Ryanair, Mr. Price and across the hospitality and tourism industry.

People attending National Learning Network include people claiming any form of disability benefit, those recovering from an accident or injury, or living with mental health challenges, autism or learning disabilities.

In the past five years the organisation has also supported a further 3,700 people to transition to a broad range of further training opportunities with 50% progressing onto third level colleges and universities.

Each year National Learning Network (NLN) also supports hundreds of people with complex and enduring mental health issues through a new programme launched in 2019 called Individual Placement and Support (IPS).

IPS helps people, who would otherwise have been met with barriers to the employment market, to find work in mainstream competitive jobs. Under this initiative 616 people who participated in the IPS programme with NLN since 2019 have secured employment.

The figures were released this week as National Learning Network launched its inaugural National Open Day, which will be held on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, at 11am and will see more than 30 centres across the country open their doors to the public.

Members of the public interested in attending the NLN Cavan Open Day are asked to email to find out more or visit