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Information Evening: Level 7 Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education and Practice

Information evening with
South East Technological University
for

Level 7 Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education and Practice

NFQ Level 7 – 2 years – Advanced Entry

You are cordially invited to an information event in Longford Women’s Link (LWL) with South East Technological University (SETU) to learn about the Level 7 Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education and Practice that we propose to run from September 2024.

Level 7 is now a 3 year programme; however this is an advanced entry programme, which means that if you have a level 6 major award in ELC, ECCE or equivalent, you may be eligible to join in year 2. You must complete year 2 and 3 to achieve a Level 7 degree.

The class would be on site in LWL; however we are open to a blended approach.

This two year programme is eligible for the Nurture Learning Fund.

Information event agenda:

  • Advanced entry information
  • Programme overview
  • Assessment
  • Fees
  • Application Process

Date: Tuesday 11 June 2024
Time: 6.30pm to 8pm
Venue: Longford Women’s Link, Willow House, Ardnacassa Avenue, Longford, Co Longford. N39 H6R7

RSVP to: info@lwl.ie


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We look forward to meeting you and are happy to answer any questions you may have.

Active Citizenship Voter Education Workshops

You are cordially invited to our “Active Citizenship Voter Education” workshop, hosted by Longford Women’s Link. Join us for a dynamic and insightful session on Tuesday, 26th March or 7th May from 2 -5 pm, with a potential visit to Longford’s Council chamber.

Workshop Details:
Date: Tuesdays, 26th March or 7th May
Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Longford Women’s Link, Willow House, Ardnacassa Avenue, Longford, N39 H6R7

Agenda:

  • A brief history of voting in Ireland
  • Reasons to vote
  • Types of elections and voting rights
  • Services Local Government Provides for You
  • What Local Councillors do?
  • Who can become a Councillor?
  • The major political parties
  • The Irish electoral system
  • How to register to vote
  • Issues related to the next Local elections in June 2024
  • How do I decide who to vote for?

This workshop aims to equip you with essential knowledge about the democratic process, voting rights, and the responsibilities of local government. Get ready to engage in discussions about the upcoming Local elections, learn how to make informed decisions, and understand the role you play in shaping your community.

Optional Visit:
We are pleased to offer an optional visit to Longford’s Council chamber, providing an inside look into the workings of local government.

RSVP:
Kindly confirm your attendance by return email to: info@lwl.ie, stating which date you wish to attend. Please also include your mobile number. Once the workshop is full, we will maintain a wait list.

Don’t miss this opportunity to become an informed and active citizen in your community. We look forward to your participation!

These sessions are delivered in partnership with AONTAS and DALC and Co-funded by the European Union:

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Special Needs Assisting QQI Level 5

Are you interested in a career as an SNA?

Special Needs Assisting 5N1786 – QQI – Level 5

April to June 2024

The purpose of this programme module is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence in the practices and principles underpinning the role of a Special Needs Assistant to enable the learner to work effectively under direction in a special needs assisting capacity.

Class Dates:

Monday & Wednesday Classes: 7pm to 10pm
Start date: Monday 15 April 2024

Dates:
15, 17, 22, 24, 29 April
1, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29 May
5, 10, 12 June

Location & Cost

Venue: Longford Women’s Link

Cost: €340

A €100 euro non-refundable deposit is required to secure a place on this course.

Full fees to be paid by Monday 8 April 2024

Closing date for course applications is Monday 8 April 2024 or may close earlier if over subscribed, a wait-list will be maintained.

You may qualify for funding, please contact 043 3341511 for further information.

A minimum of 80% attendance is required for this course.

Details/Course requirements:

· Learners must be aged 18 years or older

· As part of this module, learners will be required to undertake a practical supervised work placement (20 hours). This must be in a recognised educational environment (e.g. primary school). You must be either working or have access to a suitable setting where you can complete these 20 hours (this can be on a voluntary basis).

· English Language Requirement: Students entering programmes leading to awards at Level 5 are expected to be able to: be proficient at reading, drafting, preparing and understanding information across a broad range of topics.

· Learners undertaking this programme must have basic IT skills and access to the necessary equipment to enable them to participate: computer/laptop, internet, email, Microsoft and Zoom.

· LWL have a Laptop loan scheme available to learners.

If you have any further queries or require a booking form, please contact –

Pamela Latimer – Education and Training – Business Development Manager

Email: pamelalatimer@lwl.ie
Tel: 043 3341511
Mobile: 087 205 8152

Special Needs Assisting QQI Level 6

Special Needs Assisting 6N1957 – QQI – Level 6

April to June 2024

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence in the theory and practice underpinning the education and care of those who present with special educational needs to enable the learner to assist in the provision of this education and care.

Entry Requirements

Learners should have completed a FETAC/QQI Level 5 SNA programme module or equivalent.

Class Dates

Thursday nights – 7pm to 10pm

18, 25 April

2, 9, 16, 23, 30 May

6, 13, 20 June

Location & Cost

Venue: Longford Women’s Link Training Facility.

Cost: €290

A €100 euro non-refundable deposit is required to secure a place on this course.

Full fees to be paid by Monday 8 April 2024

Registration for class closes Monday 8 April 2024 or earlier if the class is over subscribed, a wait list will then be maintained.

You may qualify for funding, please contact 043 3341511 for further information.

A minimum of 80% attendance is required for this course.

Details/Course requirements:

· Learners must be aged 18 years or older

· As part of this module, learners will be required to undertake a practical supervised work placement (20 hours). This must be in a recognised educational environment (e.g. primary school). You must be either working or have access to a suitable setting where you can complete these 20 hours (this can be on a voluntary basis).

· English Language Requirement: Students entering programmes leading to awards at Level 6 are expected to be able to: be proficient at reading, drafting, preparing and understanding information across a broad range of topics.

· Learners undertaking this programme must have basic IT skills and access to the necessary equipment to enable them to participate: computer/laptop, internet, email, Microsoft and Zoom.

· LWL have a Laptop loan scheme available to learners.

Further Enquiries / Booking Form

If you have any further queries or require a booking form, please contact –

Pamela Latimer – Education and Training – Business Development Manager

Email: pamelalatimer@lwl.ie
Tel: 043 3341511
Mobile: 087 205 8152

Childcare QQI Level 5

Stage 1
Level 5 Certificate in Early Learning Care 5M21473
April 2024 to March 2025

The aim of this two-year programme is to enable learners to develop the knowledge, skill and competence to work as autonomous practitioners, subject to practice supervision, promotion and supporting the holistic needs of children 0-6 years.

This is year 1 and 2 of a 4 year programme leading to the Advanced Certificate at Level 6. Learners can progress to the Early Learning and Care Level 6 award if they have achieved the Early Learning and Care Level 5 award (Year 2).

Professional Practice Placement

  • Learners must complete 150 hours professional practice placement in a Tusla registered Early Learning and Care setting.
  • You will be required to conduct this placement with two age groups: (1) working directly with children aged between 0- 2 years 8 months, and (2) working directly with children aged 2 years 8 months – 6 years.
  • Learners must be Garda vetted before going on professional practice placement
  • Learners must pass the professional practice placement elements in each year.

Employment Opportunities

Learners exiting the programme after completing Stage 1 with a QQI Level 5 award in Early Learning Care can progress to employment in a range of early years settings such as;

  • Montessori Pre Schools and Schools
  • Private Crèches
  • Community Playgroups
  • Centres offering ECCE free pre-school years

Entry Requirements:

  • Learners must be aged 18 years or older.
  • Leaving Cert, including leaving Cert applied or an NFQ Level 4 major Award or equivalent.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English require proficiency at B2 (CEFRL)
  • A desire to work in the sector
  • Learners will not be expected to have prior knowledge of Early Learning and Care on entry to the programme.

Stage 1 – Year 1 and Year 2 – Level 5.

Module

  • Professional Practice Placement in Early Learning and Care
  • Early Childhood Growth and Development
  • Holistic Care of Children 0-6 Years
  • Curriculum, Play and Creative studies
  • Children’s Rights, Legislation and Regulation
  • Understanding and Assisting Children with Additional Needs

Duration: Two years part time

Start Date: April 2024
Monday and Wednesday, some Tuesdays may apply after a Bank Holiday Monday – 7pm to 10pm
End Date: TBS

Venue: On site in Longford Women’s Link.

Cost:
Year 1:  €2,400 approx.
Year 2: €2,400 approx.

You may qualify for funding, please contact 043 3341511 for further information.

Your Learner Journey:

  • LWL operate under the guidelines of Women’s Community Education, our approach is supportive and encouraging. We provide additional supports and an open door policy.
  • We encourage learners to speak with the Education and Training Manager when enrolling on the course to discuss any additional support the learner may require.
  • As a learner you will be supported by your Tutor, your Professional Practice Work Placement Supervisor, the Professional Practice Placement Monitor and the Programme Manager.
  • You will be provided with guidelines on all aspects of the course, and your options for progression.
  • You will be provided with an LWL Learner Book and Professional Practice Guidelines handbook.
  • There are a number of mandatory activities you must complete on this programme, you will be supported in order to achieve these objectives.
  • You will receive feedback and we encourage you to provide feedback on your learning experience.
  • Our policies and procedures are published on our website.
  • Our aim is for all learners to reach their full potential.

Details:

  • Learners undertaking this programme must have basic IT skills and access to the necessary equipment to enable them to participate: computer/laptop, internet, email, Microsoft and Zoom.
  • LWL have a Laptop loan scheme available to learners.
  • Assessments take the form of written assessments, skills demonstrations and exams.

On completion of this programme, the learner will be able to:

  • Upon completion of Stage 1 learners can work in the Early Learning and Care sector and be counted as qualified staff.
  • Learners can progress to Stage 2 (level 6) and progress further to higher education.

If you have any further queries or require a booking form, please contact:

Pamela Latimer
Education and Training – Business Development Manager
Email: pamelalatimer@lwl.ie
Tel: 043 3341511
Mobile: 087 205 8152

Childcare QQI Level 6

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Advanced Certificate in Early Learning and Care 6M21471 – Level 6.

Stage 2

Duration: 2 years part time.

Module (credits) 

  • Advanced Professional Practice Placement in ELC 6C21517 (25)
  • Sociology and Social Policy 6C21518 (15)
  • The Developing Child 6C21519 (20)
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy 6C21520 (20)
  • Inclusive Early Learning and Care 6C21521 (15)
  • Supervision and Administration 6C21522 (25)

Entry Requirements:

  • Advanced Certificate in Early Learning and Care Stage 1 (level 5)
  • Where the learner achieved their certificate within the five years prior to application to the programme, they will be granted automatic advanced entry to stage 2. Typically, this will involve the QQI ECCE 5M2009 major award.
  • Where the certificate was achieved more than five years prior to application to the programme, the learner will be required, in addition, to demonstrate that their learning remains current by way of sufficient, relevant, recent professional practice in a Tusla registered service working directly with children aged 0-6 years. Learners can demonstrate this with a letter from their employer verifying their employment in a role working directly with children aged 0-6 years, and outlining that role. To meet the currency criterion, the learner will have at least one year full-time equivalent employment in the previous five years. This will refer most typically to the existing and legacy awards:
    • QQI Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) 5M2009
    • FETAC/NCVA Childcare Level 2 DCHSC (legacy award, precursor to 5M2009)

Further details to follow.

If you wish to join the wait list for this programme, please contact :

Pamela Latimer – Education and Training Business Development Manager

Tel: 043 3341511
Mobile: 087 205 8152
Email:  pamelalatimer@lwl.ie

Certificate in Meeting the Challenge of Challenging Behaviour

Level 8 Certificate in Meeting the Challenge of Challenging Behaviour

South East Technological University

NFQ Level 8 (10 credit module)

What is this programme about?
This programme supports managers, staff and carers to develop and implement comprehensive Behaviour Support Plans for people who present with behaviours that challenge. The programme will examine the model of positive behaviour support, proactive vs. reactive strategies, examine the causes of challenging behaviour, and examine non-aversive approaches and evidence positive behaviour support approaches.

This programme is appropriate for people who support and care for children and adults in all caring and support services, such as:
• Practitioners
• Care Staff
• Teachers
• Clinicians
• Service providers
• SNAs

What subjects will I study?
• Self Awareness
• Supervision
• Ethical Responsibility
• Mentoring
• Implementing a Positive Behavioural Support Model

On completion of this programme, students should be able to:
• Recognise and understand the causes of challenging behaviour;
• Conduct a comprehensive behaviour assessment;
• Design a multi-component positive behaviour support plan;
• Implement, review and evaluate support plans.

Entry Requirements:
All applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Lifelong Learning reserves the right to require applicants to attend for an interview to determine their suitability for the programme.

Duration:  Part-time 1 evening per week – Thursday – 7pm to 10pm plus 1 Saturday

Start date:  Thursday – 26 September to 5 December 2024
Saturday 2 November 2024

Course Location:  Delivered online.  In keeping with LWL’s Community Education ethos onsite peer group learning/study groups will be put in place as part of the course delivery for those who wish to avail of this.  Details to follow.

Fees €120 euro – there will be a €100 euro refund on successful completion of the course.

This course is supported by The Ireland Funds.  Normal fee:  €450

Closing date:  Once the course is full or if space is available Friday 21 June 2024, with fees paid.

If you have any further queries or registration form, please contact –
Pamela Latimer – Education and Training – Business Development Manager
Email: pamelalatimer@lwl.ie
Tel: 043 33 415 11 Mobile: 087 205 8152

This project has been kindly supported by The Ireland Funds

Fire Warden

Fire Warden
Fire Warden Course

Date: TBA

Time:
Morning class – 10am to 1pm.
Or
Afternoon class – 2pm to 5pm.
Or
Evening class – 7pm to 10pm

Venue: Longford Women’s Link

Class size: Maximum of 8 per class.

Cost: 50 euro per person.

A 20 euro non-refundable deposit is required to secure a place on this course. Full course fees should be paid prior to the start of course.

If you have any further queries or require a booking form, please contact –
Pamela Latimer – Education and Training – Business Development Manager
Email: pamelalatimer@lwl.ie
Tel: 043 33 41511
Mobile: 087 205 8152

FAR – First Aid Response

First aid

3 Day FAR (First Aid Response) course

3 Day PHECC FAR – First Aid Response – course.

Class dates: 2024

  • January 30, February 6 and 13 – Tuesdays
  • February 20, 27 and March 5 – Tuesdays
  • April 10, 17 and 24 – Wednesdays
  • May 13, 20 and 27 – Mondays
  • June 10, 17 and 24 – Monday
  • September 10, 17 and 24 – Tuesdays
  • October 9, 16 and 23 – Wednesdays
  • November 5, 12 and 19 – Tuesdays

Time:  9am to 4.30pm
Venue:  Longford Women’s Link

It is essential to attend all 3 dates.

Students will receive a card and certificate on successful completion of the course.

Cost:  €295

Class is limited to 8 participants – Tea/Coffee provided

A 60 euro non-refundable deposit is required to secure a place on this course.  Full course fees should be paid prior to the start of course.

You may qualify for funding, please contact 043 3341511 for further information

If you have any further queries or require a booking form, please contact –

Pamela Latimer – Education and Training – Business Development Manager

Email:  pamelalatimer@lwl.ie

Tel:  043 33 41511

Mobile:  087 205 8152

 

FAR – First Aid Response Refresher

2 Day FAR (First Aid Response) Refresher course

2 Day FAR (First Aid Response) Refresher course.

Class dates: 2024

  • 18 and 25 September – Wednesday
  • 8 and 15 October – Tuesday
  • 6 and 13 November – Wednesday

Time: 9am to 4.30pm
Venue: Longford Women’s Link

It is essential to attend both dates.

Students will receive a card and certificate on successful completion of the course.

Cost: 220 euro.

Class is limited to 8 participants – Tea/Coffee provided

A 60 euro non-refundable deposit is required to secure a place on this course. Full course fees should be paid prior to the start of course.

You may qualify for funding, please contact 043 3341511 for further information.

FAR Refresher must be complete within 2 years and 30 days of your certificate expires date.

As and from 1 June 2018, the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) will only recognise the PHECC First Aid Response Education and Training Standard (FAR) as meeting the needs of occupational first aid (OFA) in all workplaces. Details available at: www.hsa.ie

If you have any further queries or require a booking form, please contact –
Pamela Latimer – Education and Training – Business Development Manager
Email: pamelalatimer@lwl.ie
Tel: 043 33 41511
Mobile: 087 205 8152

Lámh

Module One Lámh Course

Course Overview:

Now available as an online course.

Module One Lámh Course is for those working with children and adults who use Lámh to enhance their communication. It is suitable for teachers, SNAs, social care workers, PAs and preschool staff and others, who work in mainstream and special schools, preschools, adult support services and other settings.

Qualifications Required:
No previous Lámh training required.

Class Date: TBA – you will have self-learning to complete in the 3 weeks prior to the Saturday class.
Start time: Saturday class – Group 1 – 9.30am to 1pm or Group 2 – 2pm to 5.30pm

Course Duration: 6.5 hours – Online made up of 3 hours of self-learning and 3.5 hours live online training with a Lámh Tutor
Course Content:
Module One online course is now up and running. The Module One Online course is divided into:

A self-learning section for participants (approx. 3 hours) – you will have a 3 week window to complete this in advance of the Saturday class.
1 live session with a Tutor, totalling 3.5 hours – on a Saturday. You will be allocated to a morning or afternoon group.
Module One Lámh signs (100 signs)
Using Lámh signs to support communication
The Lámh signing environment

Costs: €110
A €50 euro non-refundable deposit is required to secure a place on this course.

Final fees should be paid by TBA.

Learners will be registered with Lámh.
There is a maximum of 12 participants in the course – 2 groups of 6.

Pamela Latimer – Education and Training – Business Development Manager
Email: pamelalatimer@lwl.ie
Tel: 043 33 41511
Mobile: 087 205 8152

Manual Handling and People Moving

MANUAL HANDLING AND PEOPLE MOVING

Date: Class every month, please call 0433341511 for next available dates
Time: 10am to 4pm
Location: Longford Women’s Link

Cost: 85 euro per student

A 40 euro non- refundable deposit is required to secure a place on this course. Final fees to be paid prior to the start of class.

Course is limited to 10 students.

Tea and Coffee provided.

If you have any further queries or require a booking form, please contact –
Pamela Latimer – Education and Training – Business Development Manager
Email: pamelalatimer@lwl.ie
Tel: 043 33 41511
Mobile: 087 205 8152

Manual Handling

MANUAL HANDLING

Date: Class every month, please call 0433341511 for next available dates
Time: Morning or Evening
Location: Longford Women’s Link or online Via Zoom

Cost: 50 euro per student

A 30 euro non- refundable deposit is required to secure a place on this course. Final fees to be paid prior to the start of class.

Course is limited to 10 students.

Tea and Coffee provided.

If you have any further queries or require a booking form, please contact –
Pamela Latimer – Education and Training – Business Development Manager
Email: pamelalatimer@lwl.ie
Tel: 043 33 41511
Mobile: 087 205 8152

Teacht le Chéile Coming Together.

Are you interested in returning to education, the workplace or want to get more engaged in your community?

Teacht le Chéile

(Coming Together)
Stage 1

This is a non-accredited course that offers learners the opportunity to explore their potential, build confidence and plan for the future. 

Part 1 – Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) through One-to-One Consultation Sessions.

Content

  • Reflect on personal situation.
  • Review previous knowledge and skills.
  • SWOT analysis – (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats).
  • Identify areas of interest.
  • Set targets and goals.
  • Individual Plan.
  • Supportive documents
  • Personal Development Plan (PDP), CV & Cover Letter and list of service/employers/training that match the individual’s needs.
  • Support with RPL applications for Further and Higher Ed with colleges that recognise RPL.

Part 2 – Personal Development Training Delivered with Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) approach

Content

  • Understanding of Personal Development.
  • Recognise range of emotions such as sadness, anger, fear, boredom etc.
  • Awareness of self and others.
  • Decision making and interpersonal relationship building.
  • Communication styles.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (Identification of Achievements, Strengths, and Weaknesses).
  • Identify Opportunities to transfer skills and build personal development plans (PDP).

Progression Opportunities: Stage 2 of this course which also has 2 parts and/or progress to further education and training

Entry requirements: Participants must be over 18 and wish to participate in this course.

Class is limited to 10 participants.  Tea and coffee provided.

Dates: Stage 1 – Spaces available

Part 1: 16 January to 20 February – Tuesday morning from 10am to 12noon. This is appointment based, your appointments will be within this timeframe.

Part 2: 27 February to 19 March and 9 April to 30 April. Class runs each Tuesday within these dates from 10am to 12 noon. Limited childcare available for Part 2 which must be booked in advance. You are welcome to attend from 9.30am, tea and coffee will be available.

Venue: Longford Women’s Link and Ardnacassa Community House
Cost: This course is free!

For further information or to book a place please contact Alex in Longford Women’s Link at 043 3341511 or email info@lwl.ie

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This course is kindly supported by Sláintecare.

Teacht le Cheile Coming Together Community Gardening Workshop

Teacht le Chéile
Coming Together – Stage 2

Community Gardening Workshop

This is an introduction to the world of gardening, while gaining a foundation in basic gardening skills.

Content

  • Getting to know your garden.
  • Design/Redesign your own garden.
  • Planning for the seasons.
  • Seasonal interest and plan types.
  • Lawn care and how to maintain a colourful garden all year round.
  • General garden tips and advice.
  • Propagation methods.
  • Feeding and watering.
  • Pruning and deadheading.
  • Pest and disease identification.
  • Potting and container gardening.
gardening course

By the end of workshop you will have a strong understanding of all things green and how to produce your own food whether your garden is big or small!

Entry requirements: Participants must be over 18 and wish to participate in this course.
Class is limited to 10 participants.

Dates: Wednesday – 10 April 2024 to 26 June 2024 – 12 weeks
Time: 10am to 12 noon

Venue: Longford Women’s Link and Ardnacassa Community House
Cost: This course is free!

For further information or to book a place please contact Alex in Longford Women’s Link at 043 3341511 or email info@lwl.ie

slaintecare

This course is kindly supported by Sláintecare.

Teacht le Chéile - Coming Together - Exploring Cultural Diversity

Teacht le Chéile
Coming Together – Stage 2

Exploring Cultural Diversity

This programme is designed to provide the participants with the analytic skills needed to develop critical, reflective perspectives on differences in the community and to prepare them to function, thrive and interconnect. It promotes an understanding of diverse cultures presently in Longford.

Content

  • Promote an understanding of diverse cultures present in Longford.
  • Shared values and unique cultural practices, emphasising the richness of diversity within the community.
  • Identify commonalities and similarities among diverse cultures.
  • Emphasise the beauty of diversity and promote inclusivity.

Outcome: Each participant will explore one’s culture identity in turn it will support understanding for others.

Note: The program will be delivered in English with visual aids and simple translations provided for non-English speakers, ensuring a relaxed and informal atmosphere to promote genuine connections and understanding among participants.

Entry requirements: Participants must be over 18 and wish to participate in this course.
Class is limited to 10 participants.

Dates: Tuesdays – 7 May to 11 June – 6 weeks. Time: 10am to 12 noon
Venue: Longford Women’s Link and Ardnacassa Community House
(7 & 14 May – Ardnacassa Community House & May 21 to 11 June – Longford Women’s Link)

Limited childcare available which must be booked in advance.

Cost: This course is free!

For further information or to book a place please contact Alex in Longford Women’s Link at 043 3341511 or email info@lwl.ie

slaintecare

This course is kindly supported by Sláintecare.

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PHECC

LWL is focused on providing our learners with the opportunity to access meaningful education and training that offers progression and real changes in their lives.

We are a long-standing provider of Community Education in Longford Town and County with Education and Training delivered according to the principles of Women’s Community Education (WCE) at our dedicated WCE Facility. We provide a wide range of services, including Education and Training (QQI Centre), using our Integrated Service Model. LWL is a third level Outreach Centre for South East Technological University (SETU, formerly IT Carlow) previously facilitated outreach for UCD and NUI Maynooth and is a community partner college of An Cosán’s Virtual Community College (VCC) and The Irish Academy of Public Relations, providing much needed third level access in Longford and the Midlands. LWL’s purpose is to link women with the resources to change their lives and transform their communities and we have a long history of promoting the transformative nature of community education. Our learners have access to a wide range of accredited and non-accredited courses/modules including QQI and NFQ certification. LWL is a member of AONTAS, the National Adult Learning Organisation, and our Education and Training Manager is also on the Aontas Board.

LWL has been a QQI (& FETAC) provider since 2006.

LWL is focused on providing our learners with the opportunity to access meaningful education and training that offers progression and real changes in their lives. We endeavour to bring education into the community, focused on removing barriers and giving learners every opportunity to progress. Where possible we provide wraparound services that help our learners address issues, remove barriers and build their confidence.

LWL offers unaccredited courses, accredited QQI levels 3 to 6, industry specific courses such as FAR, Lámh and Manual Handling and Patient Moving and also works with third level providers to provide progression pathways to higher education into the community up to Masters at level 9.

Our learning environment is supportive, encouraging and our learners have a positive learning experience. The learner is the centre of all learning delivered in LWL. We listen, we encourage, we support and we work for the good of the learner.

Student Graduation

Some of our recent graduates