Fresh Start programme in Meath: recruitment now open

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What is Fresh Start?

Fresh Start is a vocational and personal development programme based in Navan in Co. Meath. The programme was developed to meet the needs of people who may need extra support in transitioning between being at home, out of work or not fitting in to the traditional school system to progressing to further education, part time or full time employment.

Over the last number of years we are seeing a significant increase in anxiety exacerbated by isolation and lack of social interaction. We have redeveloped the Fresh Start Hybrid programme in 2018 to cater for people who may need this type of programme.

This innovative, integrated project based programme has been designed to focus on each learner’s individual strengths, building their knowledge, skills and experience in order to prepare them for a progressive, fast moving work environment or to move on to further education and training.

Using a range of different practical based projects like Soup / Smoothie making, Garden Planning, Upcycling old furniture, organising trips away to name but a few, learners will develop the skills they need in a fun and cooperative environment that will lead them to achieving a full Level 3 Major Award in Employability Skills.


Who is Fresh Start for?

People who may benefit from the Fresh Start programme would be those who may have experienced a setback due to an accident or an illness and who may need to re-evaluate their health or what direction they might be going in.

It is wonderful to see students progress and particularly in their own way as progression is different for each individual. In the current year’s group 12 people will achieve a major award opening up the opportunities for further education and employment.


Meet, discuss & find out more at Coffee Morning

We will be holding a coffee morning on the 6th September from 10am where we can discuss and answer any questions you may have about the programme.

The coffee morning will take place at our centre:

National Learning Network, 2nd Floor Kennedy House, Kennedy Road, Navan, Co. Meath C15 FR1W


For further information, please contact: 

Lisa Henihan, Fresh Start Facilitator, National Learning Network, Navan

lisa.lenihan@nln.ie   0469023624


Please find programme information here:  Fresh Start Flyer 2019


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