Are you interested in learning more about computers and accessing the internet?

6 week course including:

  • An introduction to the internet
  • Internet safety
  • How to send and receive emails
  • Using online government services
  • How to use social media
  • Using online banking
  • How to use online shopping

This is supported by FiT – Fasttrack into technology

Please phone SWAN to chat with her if you are interested in this option – 01 2825932(coming soon in 2020)Check our Facebook page for updates NCCWN-Swan



SWAN continues to work with Dublin Dun Laoghaire Education Training Board (DDLETB) to provide level 5 modules which when combined will lead to a QQI major award.

We are starting three new modules in February and March 2017:

QQI Level 5 Work Experience – 5N1356 (Back to Education Initiative BTEI)

Start Date: Tuesday 28th February 2017

Easter: Tuesday 11th April 2017 x 2 wks (no classes)

Return Date: Tuesday 25th April 2017

End Date: Tuesday 20th June 2017

Time: 10am — 1pm

Duration: 15 weeks

Venue: Shanganagh Park House, Shankill

Cost: €60.00

Course Overview

The Learner will gain relevant knowledge, skill and competence to participate in the workplace. The Learner will learn the basic rights and responsibilities of employees and employers to include equality, pay, health, safety and welfare at work. The Learner will learn to compile a CV, letter of application, evidence of job finding skills, statement of learning goals and contractual arrangements. The Learner will participate in work experience which will include good timekeeping, meeting deadlines and personal presentation to name but a few.

QQI Level 5 Social Studies – 5N1370 (Back to Education Initiative BTEI)

Start Date: Wednesday 1st March 2017

Easter: Wed 12th April 2017 x 2 wks (no classes)

Return Date: Wednesday 26th April 2017

End Date: Wednesday 21st June 2017

Time: 10am –1pm

Duration: 15 weeks

Venue: Shanganagh Park House, Shankill

Cost: €60.00

Course Overview

This module will equip the Learner with the knowledge, skill and competence required for employment in a social care setting. It will introduce Learners to the area of sociology and social studies and to develop their understanding and awareness of social issues in their own lives and society in general. Learners will examine the area of social stratifications in Irish society and describe how this society can be divided into different social strata ie. class, gender, race/ethnicity. They will explore the role and function of the family as a social unit and the changes that have taken place in the family within Ireland.

QQI Level 5 – Personal Effectiveness/Team Working – 5N1390/1367 (Back to Education Initiative BTEI)

Start Date: Thursday 2nd March 2017

Easter: Thurs 13th April 2017 x 2 wks (no classes)

Return Date: Thursday 27th April 2017

End Date: Thursday 22nd June 2017

Time: 10am –1pm

Duration: 15 weeks

Venue: Shanganagh Park House, Shankill

Cost: €60.00

Course Overview

These two modules will be run in conjunction with each other. The Personal Effectiveness module will equip the Learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to apply a range of personal learning skills in a variety of personal, civil and vocational contexts. The Learner will reflect on their own personal role in their work place to include strengths and weaknesses, issues and work practices which influence how they do their work. The Team Working module will equip the Learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to work as an effective team member. They will learn to analyse roles and responsibilities of team members, including leaders and trainers.

Please note that our planned modules for September 2017 are as follows:


Young People & Society


For more details and information please contact Sandra, our Development worker on 01 2822735

Download the overview of our current modules here



Some of our recent graduates at the QQI Awards, which took place on 2nd February at the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire










Why not unleash your creativity with some of our recreational groups and classes? New members are always welcome.

Art & Crafts - 6 week course
 Monday mornings, 10.00am — 12pm

Following the success of our last art & crafts course, we are now offering another one – try out tissue, clay and glass painting.
€5.00 per session

Ring SWAN at 01 282 5932 to book your place.

Spanish for Beginner’s(FREE COURSE)-New to NCCWN- Swan every Monday from 10am to 12pm

New to NCCWN- Swan

Learn basic conversational Spanish  explore your flare for new languages.

5 week course – FREE COURSE

Needles and Pins
Every Wednesday, 10am to 12pm

This is an ongoing group who meet weekly.

This is a closed group .

Flower Arranging
Every Tuesday morning from 10am to 12pm

Discover your inner creativity and get involved in creating your own table center piece’s or flower arrangements for all occasions in this relaxing environment. Come explore your creative side

There is  €5.00 weekly fee paid directly to the course facilitator for materials.

Jewellery Making
Every  Wednesday, 10am to 12pm

New to SWAN this term, a six week course inJewellery making.

€5.00 per week

KNOTS Knitting Group
Every Thursday, 10am to 12pm.
This is an ongoing group who come together each week to knit to their hearts content. This is a closed group.


Sharon, Michelle and Sandra attended the NCCWN re-launch at the Ashling Hotel in Dublin on February 3rd, along with board members Melanie and Anne.  Tanaiste Frances Fitzgerald, Minister for Justice & Equality, launched the NCCWN with a candle lighting ceremony symbolising the connection between the NCCWN and its 17 member projects nationwide.  Along with the Tanaiste, guest speakers on the day included:

There was a showing of Emmet Kirwan’s short film, Heartbreak, before a live performance of Tracy Ryan’s play, ‘Rise’.  Finishing off this inspirational and empowering event, was live music from Laura Mulcahy and Sarah Ferrigan, including a rendition of Women’s March anthem ‘I Can’t Keep Quiet‘, during which they encouraged the attendees to sing along.



To see more images from the launch, visit our gallery page.










We provide a range of office support services, including:

  • Photocopying
  • Printing
  • Typing
  • CV preparation
  • Downloading forms
  • One to one computer support

Call in to the office to avail of these services, or call us on (01) 282 5932 to find out more.