National Learning Network (NLN)

At National Learning Network Portlaoise we understand that, through learning, you can grow in confidence and reach your full potential. We provide a range of courses for people who have had an accident, illness, mental health illness injury or have a disability and need extra supports to learn. We use a wide range of information technology systems and supports which will help you to achieve your goals and have a comprehensive online learning platform called eNLN which houses a large amount of additional educational content.

We are conveniently located on the Dublin Road in Portlaoise and a short distance from the town centre. NLN Portlaoise has great offsite parking which is ample for all students and staff. We have our own centre bus which serves Abbeyleix, Ballacolla, Mountrath, Rathdowney, Stradbally as well as Portlaoise town/train station etc. We are also served by both the Airport Green Bus/Kavanaghs and multiple local link routes.

We are a specialist training provider. Our courses and supports assist people to fulfil their own personal goals, whether this is to get a qualification or a job, or go on to further education or to simply work on their own personal development. We are enrolling for the following free supported training courses for people aged 16 to 65:

Transition For Schoolleavers and Young Adults QQI Level 3

General Learning QQI Level 4

Office Skills QQI Level 4

Employer Based Training QQI Level 4

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