COVID-19: Letter to Training Providers from the Disability Action Training & Learning Support Team

Our disability support will continue to be delivered during the Covid-19/Coronavirus period by Disability Action. This has been agreed with the Department for Economy.  Our 14 Training & Learning Support Officers will continue to deliver disability support across Northern Ireland to all our TfS Trainees, Apprentices and Training providers. Read the full letter.

Are you between 16 and 22 and are looking for support in education and training to achieve your goals?  Our team can help, advise and assist you to participate in training as well as gain valuable work experience.

We work closely with all colleges, training organisations and the Careers Service across Northern Ireland to support over 600 trainees on the Training for Success programme.

How we can help you?

  • Advise and help you get on the right course for you
  • Help you settle into your training course
  • Help you to become more independent and prepare for the world of work
  • Offer support to you on your work placement helping with your induction and understanding your job duties
  • Talk to your training provider and work placement provider about the changes they could make to help you
  • Help you to improve your communication skills as well as your literacy and numeracy
  • Help you to develop your confidence and self-esteem
  • Offer one to one learning support to help you get qualifications
  • Help you think about what you want to do when you leave training and prepare for the next steps
  • Assist with disability benefits advice & guidance

How long will the support last?

We will support you throughout the 3 years of your Training for Success or Apprenticeship NI programme.

You can get support from our team if:

  • You are aged 16-22
  • You are starting Training for Success or Apprenticeship NI training in Northern Ireland
  • You have a disability

If you would like to find out more about the support we can provide, contact Tony Carmichael on 028 9029 7880 or email [email protected]