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Career Path Course for Adults

Career Paths Course (Full-Time)

This course is sponsored by DAI, and funded by SOLAS, LWETB and DAI.  It is a nine-month (38 week), full-time course, from 9.30 am to 4.00 pm, Monday to Friday. The course is held in Leixlip, Co. Kildare. The Course Code is KL58F .

The course aims to develop the literacy skills, knowledge and experience of adults with dyslexia to a standard to enable them to enter the work force or progress to further and higher education.

Course Content:

  • Induction
  • Communication Skills
  • Microsoft Word
  • Internet
  • Computer Literacy
  • Career Preparation
  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Work Placement
  • Literacy Skills
  • Maths
  • Presentation Skills
  • Interview Techniques
  • Safety Awareness
  • Lifelong Learning Strategies
  • Dyslexia Awareness.

The training method consists of presentations and tutorial input which includes practical projects.  Participants work towards FETAC/QQI certification (a major award at Level 3 is offered, with some minor awards at level 4 and higher).

This course is open to learners aged 18+ who have dyslexia. Evidence of dyslexia should be in the form of a report from either an educational psychologist or a trained teacher/tutor.  The report should state that the applicant has dyslexia (specific learning difficulty/disability) and must also include literacy scores (reading and spelling levels). If a candidate has none of the above but wishes to attend the Career Paths for Dyslexia Course please contact the Career Paths Centre for further information and/or guidance.

For further information please contact Emma Matthews, Course Supervisor. Tel: 01 6060009 and email

The Career Paths brochure can be downloaded here.



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DAI activities are part-funded by the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government (Scheme to Support National Organisations 2016-2019 administered by Pobal), the Special Education Section of the Department of Education and Skills, SOLAS and KWETB.