We work with clients on their social, personal and vocational skills so that they can live as independently as possible. The programme modules help clients to gain insight into the effects of their particular injury and develop ways to deal with them.
The course comprises a series of modules. Trainees are encouraged to take part in a variety of modules during their training, based on a their needs, ability and availability. Modules on the programme are varied and can include Cognitive Rehabilitation, Activities of Daily Living, Personal Effectiveness, Literacy and Numeracy, Communications, Computers and Cookery.
Trainees can work toward FETAC (Further Education Training and Certification)certification on some of the modules. Any credits gained towards certification are transferable to other FETAC recognised courses. All our centres have the FETAC Quality Assurance Mark which is an agreement of our quality assurance policies and procedures. It also means that all clients can be assured that all FETAC modules are monitored and evaluated on an ongoing basis and that all FETAC awards are part of the National Framework of Qualifications. This ensures that your award is nationally and internationally recognized and that the award can create further learning opportunities for you.
Social and recreational opportunities are also available as part of the programme, including concerts, visits to the cinema, and use of some of the local sports facilities.
You can see a sample of the type of work our service users produce in the
Participants must be aged 16 to 65 with an acquired brain injury.
The training programme is centred on the needs of the individual trainee. Each trainee has a keyworker assigned to them whose purpose is to develop an individual learning plan in consultation with the trainee and act as a family contact point. The key worker will also liaise with any external agencies in researching further educational or vocational opportunities.
- Trainees are encouraged to travel independently to and from the service. If independent travel is not possible initially, staff will explore all available options open to the trainee.
- Particpants will receive a small Training Allowance of €1.06 per hour
- Participation is voluntary, however good attendane is expected
- Applicants to the programme should not be currently abusing alcohol, using un-prescribed drugs, or exhibiting seriously aggressive or inappropriate behaviour.