The Pathways Programme – Mallow

Pathways-posterCourse Aims

This one-year programme aims to provide participants with a range of personal, social and work related skills so as to enable them to progress to greater levels of independence and community integration. Participants can progress to further training/education or employment as appropriate.

Participants should also receive a health and social gain.


  • Assertiveness                          Stress Management             Home Management
  • Communications Skills            Work Experience                  Healthy Lifestyles
  • Computers                              Disability Awareness             Mental Health Management
  • Self Advocacy                        Art/Drama/Music/Crafts         Self Awareness & Esteem
  • Job Search Skills                    Independent Living Skills       Vocational Exploration

Course Design

After an initial induction phase, participants complete a detailed Needs Analysis, and based on this an Individual Action Plan will be drawn up for each person. This will reflect the trainee’s individual training needs, drawing on the different modules above.

The programme combines centre-based learning with community-based activities that reinforce the skills learned in the centre. Participants are also encouraged and supported in getting involved in different social, health, and leisure pursuits in their own community. The latter half of the programme focuses heavily on progression to further training or employment as appropriate to each individual. Work experience placements are also organised for those who wish to explore different employment options.

Duration          12 months


FETAC (NCVA & IVS) Level 3 certification is offered where individuals wish to achieve recognised certificates while on the program. It is also possible to do ECDL modules.

How to apply; How to refer

If you are over 18 years of age and you have some form of disability, you can apply directly to National Learning Network. Contact details below. If you are a health professional wishing to refer somebody to the program, you will need to complete the application form with the applicant, get them to sign it, and return to the Pathways Manager.

Contact : Padraig Healy, Pathways Manager, National Learning Network, Hollymount Industrial estate, Hollyhill, Cork.

Tel: 021-4300144; mobile – 087 9177873


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