Specialist Training Providers

Donegal ETB supports STPs in the provision of learner-focused training and related services, to assist individuals to enter or re-enter the labour market. STPs address the identified training needs of people with disabilities who are experiencing exclusion and labour market disadvantage in the form of vocational training programmes.  These programmes are offered at QQI Level 3 to Level 5.

An enhanced trainer-learner ratio is available on these programmes.

Specialist Training Providers remove or overcome barriers which, in other training environments learners with disabilities encounter disproportionately. These are addressed and met through:

  • needs relating to access
  • needs relating to training content and duration
  • non-occupational training-related needs

Contact Details

Adult Guidance and Infomation Service
Tel: 074 9178088
Email: adultguidance@donegaletb.ie

Donegal ETB contract with 3 Specialist Training Providers to deliver training courses to people with disabilities who require more intensive support than would be available in non-specialist training provision:

National Learning Network, Donegal Rossview Business Park, 

Port Road,  Letterkenny, Donegal
T:  0749 168288
E: letterkenny@nln.ie

National Learning Network Website, Donegal Page

TACA HSE Training Services, Donegal

Aonad 6, Páirc Ghnó Ghaoth Dobhair, Doire Beaga
T: +353 (0) 749532611
E: rosaleen.mcgarvey@hse.ie

National Learning Network, Donegal Rossview Business Park, 

Port Road,  Letterkenny, Donegal
T:  0749 168288
E: letterkenny@nln.ie

National Learning Network Website, Donegal Page

STP Supports

The following supports are available while on the STP Programme

ELIGIBILITY

Must have reached the statutory school leaving age of 16

FEES

All STP courses are FREE to participants who meet the desired criteria.

TRAINING ALLOWANCE

Pro-rata training allowance may be paid to a participant that has no entitlement to a social welfare payment.

RETURN TO EDUCATION

Individual learning plans focused on re-entering the workplace

CAREER GUIDANCE

Guidance is offered through the individual STP training providers and will help develop clear progression paths for learners

PROGRESSION ROUTES

Learners can progress from STP courses into further and higher education along with the option to move into employment

QUALIFICATION

QQI and other accreditation availabel.

Specific Needs Assessment

Needs relating to access, needs relating to training content and duration and non-occupational training-related needs.