Epilepsy Ireland's award-winning Training for Success course is currently recruiting for the new one-year course starting on 24th August 2015.
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.
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!
The positive contribution of TFS is best summed up by past students:
"This course was brilliant for me. Before I started it I had no direction or goals. Now I am doing a degree course which I thought I could never do"
"As a result of my participation on Training for Success I managed to get a full time job. I recently passed my driving test. I believe that Training for Success gave me the belief to go out and do it."
"When I was in school all people saw was the epilepsy. When I came to Training for Success it was the first time I was seen as an individual with individual needs. I now intend to do a degree in Event Management and set up my own business"
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,
- Health and Fitness,
- Personal Effectiveness,
- Understanding Interculturalism,
- Work Place Safety,
- Work Experience,
- First Aid,
Training for Success is funded by SOLAS and all eligible students are paid a training allowance equivalent to their social welfare payment and an accommodation allowance of €69.90 per week. This enables students to move to Sligo to participate in the course.
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.