St. Brendan's Community School

National Learning Network


We are hosting a webinar in collaboration with the National Learning Network on April 27th at 7.00 pm which may be of interest to some of your staff and parents of students with diverse needs. This webinar is called
School Leaver Options for Young Adults with Disabilities Pathways to Inclusion in Education and Work. We would be very grateful if you could circulate this to anyone you feel might be interested in this webinar.

National Learning Network (NLN) is Ireland’s leading provider of specialist training, education, and employment services, empowering people with disabilities, mental health conditions and autism to acquire the skills that they want and need to progress to further or higher education and employment.

Registration link:

All courses have nationally recognised accreditation coupled with personalised supports and traversal skills training. Student supports are integral to the journey in NLN. These include learning support, psychological support, and advocacy support. Work experience with local host companies enhances inclusion and informed decision making for life after NLN.
NLN have training centres in every county in Ireland. NLN courses are funded by Education and Training Boards or the Health Service Executive.

At the end of the information webinar participant will:

- Gain an understanding of the diverse profile of school-leaver in NLN
- Have an overview of courses with NLN
- Have information on the learning, psychological and advocacy supports within a multidisciplinary team in NLN
- Have an awareness of pathways to further education, higher education, and work after NLN
- See some real stories of school-leaver progressions with NLN

Best wishes,



Catherine Doolan


Laois Education Centre

Block Road


Co Laois

R32 CP26

Tel: 057-8672400



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