Training for Success

"Training for Success is something I will look back on very fondly and with a lot of warmth and happiness. With the team at Training for Success I never felt alone or that I wasn't being heard because there is always someone there to listen to you", TFS Graduate, Michaela Murphy.


Epilepsy Ireland's award-winning Training for Success course is currently recruiting for the new one-year course starting August 2017.

Based on campus at the Institute of Technology Sligo, the course has had over 250 young people with epilepsy attend since its' inception in 1998.
Since that year 85% of graduates have found a job or upskilled after they completed the programme.

*Stats collated from Epilepsy Ireland Outcome Data 1998 - 2016

We have had students from all 26 counties as the course is only available in Sligo. Indeed, TFS is the only course of its kind anywhere in Europe!

Students participate in a wide variety of activities including lectures, tutorials, presentations, assignments, portfolio development, project work. discussion groups, one to one supported training, goal-setting, peer learning, outdoor pursuits and much more.

The modules include:

  • Epilepsy Management,
  • Career Planning,
  • Communications,
  • Information Technology Skills,
  • Personal Effectiveness,
  • Mathematics,
  • Team Working,
  • Understanding Interculturalism,
  • Work Place Safety,
  • Work Experience,.

All eligible students receive a MSLETB training allowance and an accommodation allowance


 In 2013 Training for Success won the Aontas STAR National Award for providing "an outstanding contribution to adult education", an achievement that we are very proud of.

DOC icon TFS Application Form (TFS_Application_form_2017.doc | 991 kB)
PDF icon Training For Success student demographics (TFS_Demographics.pdf | 169 kB)
PDF icon TFS Flier (TFS_Flier.pdf | 2.20 MB)
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