New Horizons Partnership Ltd is primarily a training organisation & provides accredited vocational and life skills training opportunities for individuals who have a learning disability in their own local Community.

New Horizons Partnership

New Horizons Partnership Ltd

We have been in operation since 1995, offering a range of accredited training and non-accredited (enrichment) training opportunities as well as supporting learning in partnership with the NWRC, Strabane and Derry campuses. We are an OCN (Open College Network) accredited Centre and have a Team of highly-qualified, experienced training staff who ensure the integrity of all that we do. Practical hands-on training also takes place daily in our social enterprise Strabane Garden Centre. Here, our trainees can receive training and real-life experience in a ‘sheltered’ environment – delivering services to the pubic while working alongside our own staff.

Accredited Training

Qualifications on offer to build capacity and skills for Community opportunities  / engagement / personal development and possible employment are the New Horizons Partnership Ltd. – devised OCNni ‘Independent Travel ’ Programme and OCNni – accredited ‘New Hop Skills for Work’ Programme.

In addition, New Horizons Partnership Ltd. develops and delivers a range of OCNni accredited Life Skills and Personal Development training (to complement vocational training and job preparation programmes) – to our own referred clients; as well as delivering to Schools, Colleges and other organisations (bespoke training).

Accredited in-house courses

New Horizons Partnership Ltd. provides OCN – accredited training in a wide range of vocational and life skills as well as in personal development subjects. All training is tailored to meet the needs of our client base with individual choice and life pathway in mind.

Achievement of personal potential is always the priority

New Hop Skills for Work

Core Modules:

> Work, Jobs & Skills
> Communication
> Health &Safety at Work
> Getting a Job & Preparing for Work
> Appropriate Work Behaviour
> Personal Hygiene & Self Presentation
> Being a Good Worker
> Assertiveness, Rights & Respect
> Personal Hygiene & Self Presentation

New Hop Skills for Independent Travel

This programme will help you with:

> Road awareness / Practical travel experience
> Using the bus /Going by taxi
> Using a telephone
> Personal safety – what if? Who to contact and how
> Walking on own in a safe manner
> Confidence building
> Planning a route
> Travelling independently to the destination chosen as part of the training

Example of subjects studied for accreditation:

> Self Advocacy
> Accessing Health Services
> Choosing Clothing & Footwear
> Drug & Alcohol awareness
> Making Choices /Decision-Making
> Developing Interpersonal Skills
> Money Management
> Essential Skills—Numeracy & Literacy and IT
> Personal Improvement through Sport
> Childcare units
> Using Domestic Appliances Safely
> Using Email
> Table setting for the home
> Team work Skills in Practice

Example subjects studied as enrichment (non-accredited)

> Telling the Time
> Coin / Money recognition and use
> Anger Management
> Stress Management
> Bullying
> Internet safety
> First Aid
> Relationships & Sexuality
> Arts & Crafts
> Anger Management
> Community Networking
> Exploring Hobbies

Training timetables are informed by our students’ PCP (person centred plans) and are collated by the T&CS Manager and her Team for the academic year: September – June.

Each year our students receive their Certificates to add to their Records of Achievement at our ‘Celebration of Success’ Ceremony.