Training Philosophy

New Horizons Partnership philosophy is to enable clients to become more independent based on a person-centred approach and according to the individual's ability and needs. An important element in this effort is the development of new skills and competencies.


The training programmes run by New Horizons are intended to equip clients with work competencies and specific vocational skills. These programmes are integrated with the supported employment and social enterprise initiatives also run by New Horizons Partnership so training is given not just for training's sake.


Through the supported employment programme and the various social enterprises established by New Horizons Partnership, clients will get the opportunity to apply in a real or supported working environment the skills and competencies that they have developed on our programmes.



All of the training programmes available allow candidates to obtain certification from recognised awarding bodies. Different levels are available depending on the ability and skills profile of the candidates. The awarding bodies with which New Horizons has affiliations include the Northern Ireland Open College Network, the National Open College Network, City & Guilds, the National Proficiency Tests Council and the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Examinations Board.

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Training Locations

Depending on the programme, New Horizons Partnership delivers training from the following sites:

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 |