Skills Training Programmes

Brain injury, whether mild, moderate or severe, causes significant changes to everyday life. Brain Injury training programmes focus on your ability to compensate for changes following injury as well as on your educational and vocational goals.

Our targeted QQI* certification modules help you develop skills based on areas of interest and need. All our Headway centres have the QQI* Quality Assurance Mark.


*Quality and Qualifications Ireland

Rehabilitative Training Services

Here at Headway, we work closely with you on  your social, personal and vocational skills so that you can live as independently as possible. Our programme modules help you to gain insight into the effects of your particular injury and develop ways to deal with them.

Course Content

We encourage trainees to take part in a variety of modules during their training, based on their needs, ability and availability. Modules can include

  • Cognitive Rehabilitation
  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Literacy and Numeracy
  • Communications
  • Computers
  • Cookery
  • Horticulture/ Woodwork
  • Arts and Craft

Trainees can work toward QQI certification on some of the modules. QQI is the national awarding body for further education and training in Ireland. Their website is at

Any credits gained towards certification are transferable to other QQI recognised courses. All our Headway centres have the QQI Quality Assurance Mark which is an agreement of our quality assurance policies and procedures.

This also  has the added advantage that you can be assured that all QQI modules are monitored and evaluated on an ongoing basis and that all QQI awards are part of the National Framework of Qualifications. This ensures that your award is nationally and internationally recognized and that the award can create further learning opportunities for you.

Social and recreational opportunities are also available as part of the programme, including concerts, visits to the cinema, and use of some of the local sports facilities.

Participant Profile

Participants must be aged 18 to 65 with an acquired brain injury. We expect that participants would have the ability to:

  • follow basic instructions
  • work independently at a task for a short period of time
  • demonstrate a willingness to participate in the training programme

Training Ethos

The rehabilitation training programme centres on the needs of the individual trainee. Each trainee has a keyworker assigned to them whose purpose is to develop an individual learning plan in consultation with the trainee and act as a family contact point. The key worker will also liaise with any external agencies in researching further educational or vocational opportunities.

Other Information

  • We encourage you to travel independently to and from the rehabilitation training service. If independent travel is not possible initially, staff will explore all available options open to you.
  • Participation is voluntary, however we expect good attendance
  • Applicants to the programme should not be currently abusing alcohol, using un-prescribed drugs, or exhibiting seriously aggressive or inappropriate behaviour.

Our Rehabilitative Training Programmes are currently available in Dublin, Cork and Limerick.

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