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Aspire2Work (Inclusive Learning)

Start Date: 3rd September 2018
Course Code: C00723 TAF1A

  • Further Education
  • Full-time
  • Ballymena (Trostan Avenue)


Duration: 1 Year Full-time
Start date: 3rd September 2018
End date: 7th June 2019
Information Event: Y

This is a full time course for people who may experience learning difficulties/disabilities. This course will help prepare you for the world of work or further education courses. You will be able to build on the skills you already have and learn new skills.

Course Content

You will sample a range of vocational areas working toward a Level 1 qualification in Vocational Skills. You will gain employability skills and work towards a qualification in this area. You will also have the opportunity to participate in work experience.

Qualifications on offer
• OCN NI Award Level 1 in Vocational Skills
• OCN NI Level 1 Award in Social Media
• C&G Level 1 Award in Employability Skills
• C&G Level 1 Award in Personal and Social Skills
• Essential Skills in Literacy, Numeracy and ICT

Qualifications will depend on the level of the students’ abilities.

Special Features

  • Learning Support
  • Small supported classes
  • Opportunities to participate in educational and industrial visits
  • Residential activities

Will I get paid?
You can apply for the Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA). You can get advice on other benefits from your local Jobs and Benefits office.

Applications for assistance with travel costs can be made to your local Educational and Library Board.

The course takes the standard Northern Regional College holidays –these are updated every year and are available on our website On commencing the course, you will be given a list of dates.

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There are no formal entry requirements, however applicants are required to attend an informal interview with the course coordinator. In the instance of oversubscription, entry requirements may be enhanced and you will be advised of this at interview.

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You can progress on to a 2nd year of study within the Workready programme or progress on to other courses within Northern Regional College or work.

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Ballymena (Trostan Avenue)
Trostan Avenue Building
Trostan Avenue
BT43 7BN
028 2563 6221
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This course is also available in other NRC campuses:

Essential Skills

All full-time students at the Northern Regional College have the opportunity to improve their English, Maths and IT skills and gain qualifications. The qualification you take will depend on the qualification you already have. If you do not have a grade C or above in GCSE English, Maths or ICT, you MUST do Essential Skills. This will form a compulsory part of your timetable.

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