DCU Ability 'Works for Me' campus course

Please note that our campus course is currently paused due to Covid-19 restrictions.


Group of learners from DCU Ability campus course

Our campus course learners, January 2020

What is the 'Works for Me' campus course?
Our ‘Works for Me’ campus-based course runs part-time for 16 weeks, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings.
The course includes two training periods, and a 6-week part-time work placement with a DCU campus employer. 
Learner on work placement in DCU Glasnevin restaurant

Jason on work experience at DCU Glasnevin Restaurant

Who is this course for?
This course is for young adults with intellectual disabilities, who may have limited work experience, and who would like to take their first steps towards employment. 
learners talking on course

Presenting and discussing 'my work ideas' posters in class

Course aim
The overall aim of the 'Works for Me' campus course is to build upon learners’ understanding of work, and to support them to explore ideas for their own working future.


Learners will:
  • Build on knowledge and understanding of the concept of work and how it relates to daily life

  • Make choices about preferences in relation to work

  • Build on understanding of abilities and strengths

  • Identify and practice workplace-related skills

  • Prepare for, and undertake a work experience placement

  • Reflect on learning and insights gained during work experience placement

  • Develop the tools for future work and progression