DCU Ability 'Introduction to Work' Online Course

Our next 'Introduction to Work' course will run between October 18th and December 16th 2021. Please see our course information booklet and learner overview for full details.


learner working on online course

Learner working on online course

What is the 'Introduction to Work' course?
  • ‘Introduction to Work’ is a blended learning course available to learners across the country. 
  • The course takes place over 8 weeks.
  • Learners work with their support person and the course tutors for approximately 3 hours per week.
learner working on online course

Craig working on the 'Introduction to Work' course

Who is this course for?
  • The 'Introduction to Work' course is for young adults with intellectual disabilities.
  • Our learners work with a support person in their home or service environment.
  • The course is particularly suited to learners with limited experience of work to date.
Learners in Zoom class

Learners working in Zoom class

Course aims
  • To build learners’ understanding of work, and to support them to explore ideas for their own working future.
  • To develop the skills of each learner's designated support person, by delivering the course in partnership with them.
Learners will:
  • learn about types of work

  • begin to identify their own interests and preferences for work

  • begin to understand and practice skills that will help them to prepare for a workplace setting