Learning Resources

We have been providing training to learning disabled clients since 1995 and have, on occasions, found it hard to find suitable training materials to match our clients' learning styles, skills and literacy levels. In response to this, we have often developed our own materials. Over the years we have developed a strong competence in designing training materials for this target audience. These training materials and programmes are now available for other organisations to purchase.


Travel Training

The Independent Travel Training Programme grew from a need which New Horizons identified among its trainees: the need to travel independently. The programme has now been delivered to hundreds of trainees through a network of accredited trainers throughout Northern Ireland and the UK. Read more about these resources by visiting the Travel Training link to the left or by clicking the logo below.

You can also download and print the latest newsheet (in PDF format) which gives you up-to-date information about the this training programme. In order to do this, you will need to have installed adobe reader software.

Work Skills Training


We developed a series of 12 CD-Rom-based units focusing specifically on work and vocational skills. These resources arose from an EU-funded project called "Workability" which involved the development of training resources and piloting of those resources by organisations throughout Northern Ireland and the border counties of the Republic of Ireland. These resources are now for sale and can be bought online. Read more about these resources by visiting the links on the left or by clicking the logo below.

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Bespoke Training Programmes


We also develop bespoke training resources for other agencies and organisations, one of which is the Northern Ireland Housing Executive who commissioned a training resource for use by staff and tenants of the Homefirst Trust Sheltered Accommodation Schemes.

Independent Travel Training | Work, Jobs & Skills Training | Getting a Job & Preparing for Work | Being Effective in Work | Communication Skills Training | Appropriate Work Behaviour | Assertiveness, Respect & Rights | Health & Safety at Work | Personal Hygiene & Self-Presentation | Introduction to Horticulture | Introduction to Catering | Introduction to Working in an Office | Introduction to Working in a Supermarket | Training & Multimedia Learning Resources | New Horizons Partnership -Training for People with Learning Disabilities |