Navan Career

Do you want to learn new skills for work?

Are you aged 17-35 and unemployed?

Did you leave school early or not achieve a full Leaving Certificate?


If so then our 6 week “New Skills” course is for you. It will help you get ready for work by teaching practical skills such as Floor and Wall Tiling, Health and Fitness, Manual Handling, Health and Safety, and Career Preparation.

Training takes place at Navan Career Start, Claremont Stadium, Commons Road, Navan. Classes run Monday to Friday, 9.30am-3.30pm. Course starts 17th July 2017.

For more information ring Marie on 046 9031418 or 086 8273857. You can also contact us on Facebook as CareerStart Navan.

New Skills

Navan Career Start have developed a New Skills course aimed at providing practical skills to people aged between 17 and 35, preparing them for a successful career. This is an ideal course for those who left school without completing their Leaving Certificate or those simply looking to learn a new trade.

The New Skills course runs for 6 weeks starting on 17th July 2017. Training takes place at our premises in Claremont Stadium, Commons Road, Navan with classes running Monday to Friday 9.30am-3.30pm.

Our New Skills course includes:

  • Floor & Wall Tiling
  • Health & Safety
  • Manual Handling
  • Career Preparation
  • Health & Fitness
“The course at Career Start can help you build confidence in yourself. It helps you make new like-minded friends. Even if you’re not planning on college it can help you build networks and the confidence to go out and gain employment that suits you. It’s easy to become comfortable (not necessarily happy) in your own company and the course can help break that cycle. This is a worthwhile course that I participated around 7 years ago. From this course I gained all the support I needed to apply for college. I went on to get my degree and it all started here. If any of you are thinking of returning to education and are fearful then this will help build your confidence and support you on your journey“

Are you unemployed? Are you aged between 17 and 35?

Did you leave school early or not achieve as hoped?

If so our courses could be for you. We run QQI Level 3 and Level 4 courses which aim to prepare people for work or further study. Our courses give you experience of a range of subjects to see what would suit you. All courses include a work placement which gives you a chance to try work in an area that interests you.

We aim to develop the whole person by focusing on growing confidence and self-awareness as well as academic skills. Our staff are approachable and we focus on the needs of the learner.  We can offer support in a range of areas including literacy, career planning and counselling. Crèche places are also available through the CETS cheme.

Navan Career Start Courses


Navan Career Start provides a comprehensive course set, allowing our students to progress to full time employment and start building their careers

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Learner Guidelines

Learner Guidelines

Learners may have left school early, or may have not achieved as hoped at Junior or Leaving Certificate level.

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How To Apply

How To Apply

We understand at the Navan Career Start that thinking about gaining employment can be a sensitive time

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About Navan Career Start

Navan Career Start is a Local Training Initiative funded by the European Union Social Fund and European Structural and Investment Funds Programmes 2014-2020 through Louth Meath Education and Training Board. We offer QQI courses at Level 3 and 4. Modules include Digital Media, Communications, Work Experience, Personal Effectiveness, Information Technology Skills, Health Related Fitness, Functional Maths, Office Skills, Childcare and Safety, Retail Payment Procedures, Food and Nutrition: other modules may also be offered.

We are based in Claremont Stadium on the Commons Road in Navan; facilities include a fully equipped training room, laptops and computers, athletics track and sports hall, catering kitchen and access to a counsellor.

Our courses are open to unemployed people aged 17-35 who either left school early or did not achieve a full Leaving Certificate. Learners are eligible for childcare places under the CETS scheme (Childcare Education and Training Supports).

Navan Career Start has been here since 2007: initially courses were offered to young lone parents but our courses are now open to anyone unemployed, aged under 35 with no full Leaving Certificate. You are also eligible if you have no Junior Certificate.

We have a full-time coordinator and assistant coordinator. Modules are delivered by experienced adult education teachers who are experts in their field.

First Steps to Success

New course starting at Career Start soon! We are running a Level 4 in General Learning: Pathway to Employment open to young unemployed adults. Modules will include Floor and Wall Tiling, Digital Media, Work Experience, Health Related Fitness, IT Skills etc. This is a full time daytime course, with subsidised childcare available to eligible learners.