Rehabilitative Training Programme

Rehabilitative Training Programme

What does Rehabilitative Training involve?

We offer a three year Training Programme based on our values; person centeredness, community inclusion, active citizenship and a quality support service which is HSE funded.

We support young people:

  • to make choices and plans to achieve personal goals and aspirations
  • to have a say in the decisions that affect his or her life
  • to have increased support in one’s local community
  • to achieve personal goals and aspirations; and we provide
  • increased support for maximising independence
  • increased support for having meaningful social roles
  • increased support for making transitions and progression
  • increased support for accessing Vocational Training and work opportunities
  • increased support for accessing education and formal learning
  • increased support for health and wellbeing
  • increased support for personal expression and creativity
  • increased support for influencing service policy/practice

Our service is based on the principles of New Directions, which is the HSE framework document for Service provision since 2012.
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Below is a list of some of the areas students cover over their time on the training course;

Life Skills:

  • Social literacy and numeracy
  • Cooking skills
  • Advocacy skills – understanding rights and responsibilities
  • Independent living skills – road safety, driver theory, travelling independently on public transport,
  • Community based learning opportunities
  • Community participation, active citizenship

Personal Development:

  • Personal care
  • Friendship
  • Communication skills
  • Social skills
  • Personal development & relationships
  • Art and creativity
  • Personal safety

Work Skills:

  • Horticulture
  • Work skills
  • Work experience
  • Volunteering
  • Preparation for work
  • Job seeking skills
  • Health & Safety

Sports, Leisure & Health:

Person Centred Plan:

Each student is supported to develop a Person Centred
Plan which outlines their own personal goals and aspirations
for the future. The plan is developed in consultation with
the student and their circle of support ie. their family,
staff in the service and other supports that may be
available to them.

How do I know if I am eligible to do the course?

If you are over 18 years of age and have a disability you may be eligible for the programme. Each applicant will require an individual needs assessment to determine if the appropriate level of support can be provided to suit their needs. All applicants must firstly be registered with the HSE Occupational Guidance Service.

For full details of the application procedure and admission policy please contact;
CWCW (E) CLG: Team Leaders Fran O’Hagan/Elma White – 053 9233069 or
HSE: Occupational Guidance Office Noel Maddock – 053 9259834

How long is the course?

The programme is run over 3 years and is full time: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm (30 hours)
We have 25 student places.

Year 1 – Discovery development of a Person Centred Plan and goals for the future
Year 2 – RT Training further progression of goals and community inclusion
Year 3 – Transition future planning and progression

Training Allowance:

Full-time students receive an allowance of €31.80 per week when on Rehabilitative Training. This will be paid fortnightly directly into the student’s Bank Account.

Resource Teacher:

Each student has an Individual Programme geared to his/her own needs and aptitudes.
Students under the age of 25 avail of support from the Resource Teacher in CWCW who is part of the RT team and funded by the Department of Education. The Resource Teacher monitors the student’s progress with effective placement on completion of the course.

Other training opportunities:

As part of their Person Centred Plan students will explore opportunity to participate in training courses run in the community. Recent examples include;

  • Introduction to the Internet
  • Literacy Courses run by the Waterford Wexford Education and Training Board (WWETB)
  • QQI Level 3 courses run by the WWETB

These take place in community facilities in the main towns in the county.

What do I get at the end of the course?

The course is designed to give students an opportunity to grow and develop as an independent individual, who can make decisions and choices for themselves and become an active citizen in their own community. Over the three years they will have the opportunity to sample a broad range of vocational, community and training activities resulting in transitions and progressions to access further education and employment opportunities in line with HSE New Directions guidelines.

Some individuals begin to work with a Job Coach in the Employability Wexford service. This service supports and assists individuals with disability to obtain employment. See for further details about this service.
For further information:
Contacts: Fran O’Hagan or Elma White, Training Team Leaders
Tel: 053-9233069 (select option no. 5 on the phone system)