Vocational Training Centres
for Blind and Partially Sighted People in Europe

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Austria | Bosnia and Herzegovina | Croatia | Cyprus | Czech Republic | Denmark | Estonia | Finland | France | Germany | Greece | Hungary | Ireland | Italy | Kazakhstan | Latvia | Lithuania | Malta | Netherlands | Norway | Poland | Portugal | Russia | Serbia | Slovakia | Slovenia | Spain | Sweden | Switzerland | Turkey | Ukraine | United Kingdom |















Austria

4 centres :
1. Bundes-Blindenerziehungsinstitut
Wittelsbachstr. 5
1020 WIEN
Tel : +43 1 728 0866 ; Fax : +43 1 728 0866 275
Email : office@bbi.at
Website : www.bbi.at
3.3.2010

Courses provided :
    - Telephony
    - Shorthand / Typing
    - Massage
    - Brush making


2. Institute Integriert Studieren
Johannes Kepler Universitaat Linz
Altenbergerstrasse 69
4040 LINZ
Tel : +43 732 2468 9232 ; Fax : +43 732 2468 9322
Email : integriert-studieren@jku.at
Website : www.integriert-studieren.jku.at
3.3.2010

offers International Camps in Communication and Computers
More information : www.icc-camp.info

3. Gerhard Doliner, bfi Styria
Training Centre for Electronic Data Processing
GRAZ
Tel : +43 316 904 760 ; Fax : +43 316 904 762

Courses provided :
    - Computer skills


4. Odilien Institut
Leonhardstr. 130
8010 GRAZ
Tel : +43 316 3226 670
Email : verwaltung@odilien.at
Website : www.odilien.at
3.3.2010

Courses provided :
    - Computer skills
    - Commercial techniques
    - Housekeeping
    - Brush making, basketwork, mat making, weaving...
    - Locksmith's trade
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Bosnia and Herzegovina

1 centre
Centre for blind and visually impaired children and youth
Street Aleja Bosne Srebrene 22
71 000 SARAJEVO
(Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina - B&H)
Tel : + 387 33 473 019 ; Fax : +387 33 473 020
d 12.3.2007

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Croatia

Centar za odgoj i obrazovanje "Vinko Bek"
Kuslanova 59a
10000 ZAGREB
Tel : +385 1 2305 054
Email : ured@centar-vinko-bek-zg.skole.hr
Website : www.centar-vinko-bek-zg.skole.hr
3.3.2010

Courses provided :
    - Telephony
    - Office skills

2. Centar za obrazovanje i rehabilitaciju Vinko Bek
Vinkovacka 3
31000 OSIJEK
Tel/Fax : +385 31 201 850

Courses provided :
    - Telephony
    - Manufacturing of cardboard articles
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Cyprus

1 centre :
Saint Barnabas School for the Blind
P.O. Box 23511
1684 NICOSIA
Tel : +357 22 403300 ; Fax : +357 22 403340
Email : varnavas@cytanet.com.cy
Website : www.schoolfortheblind.net/index_en.html
3.3.2010

Courses provided :
    - Computer skills
    - Telephony
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Czech Republic

2 centres :
1. Grammar Economic School
Radlicka 115
150 00 PRAHA 5
Tel : +42 0 2 652 1216

Courses provided :
    - Telephony
Note : trainees are teenagers.


2. Rehabilitation and Training Centre for the blind DEDINA
Smolikova 866
160 00 Praha 6
Tel : +420 235 301 194, +420 235 325 353 ; Fax : +420 235 325 876
Email : dedina@dedina.cz
Website : www.dedina.cz
3.3.2010

Courses provided :
    - Telephony
    - Massage
    - Physiotherapy
    - Basketwork and ceramics
    - Computer skills
    - Sound studio
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Denmark

3 centres :
1. Institute for the Blind and Partially Sighted
Rymarksvej 1
DK-2900 HELLERUP
Tel : +45 3945 2545 ; Fax : +45 3945 2525
Email : ibos@ibos.dk
Website : www.ibos.dk
Contact : Janne Hansen
3.3.2010

Courses provided :
    - Sound studio
    - Music
    - Piano tuning
    - Massage
    - Weaving
    - Telemarketing
    - Information and communications technology

2. Fuglsangcentret
(Training and Holiday Centre of the Danish Association for the Blind)
Sondermarksvej 150
DK-7000 FREDERICIA
Tel : +45 7620 2100 ; Fax : +45 7620 2180
Email : fuglsang@dkblind.dk
Website : www.fuglsangcentret.dk
3.3.2010

3. Major branches of the Danish Association of the Blind
Thoravej 35
DK-2400 COPENHAGEN NV
Tel : +45 3814 8844 ; Fax : +45 3814 8800
Website : www.dkblind.dk

Courses provided :
    - Computer skills
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Estonia

Information and Training Center of the Estonian Federation of the Blind
Tondi 8a
11313 TALLINN
Tel : +372 6 748 965, Fax : +372 6 748 213
Email : epr@epr.ee
Website : www.epr.ee
3.3.2010


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Finland

3 centres :
1. Arla Institute
Puustellinmäki 4-6, 02600 ESPOO
Tel : +358 9 511 081 ; Fax : +358 9 511 08300
Email : Paula.Seraidaris@arlainst.fi
Website : www.arlainst.fi
3.4.2008

Courses provided :
    - Rehabilitation and foundation courses
    - Office work
    - Telephony, Telemarketing
    - Business administration
    - Customer service work
    - Computer skills
    - Massage
    - Physiotherapy
    - Sports massage
    - Health care for the elderly
    - Upholstery
    - Wicker work, weaving, small handicrafts
    - Housekeeping
    - Piano tuning
    - Newspaper and radio work
    - Basic mechanics
    - Bicycle repair
    - Maintenance of mechanical aids, such as wheelchairs
    - Skills for running one's own business
Note : provides also training for deafblind people and visually impaired people with additional disabilities, as well as training for visual impairment professionals : rehabilitation instructors for visually impaired people.

2. Rehabilitation Center of the Finnish Federation for the Visually Impaired
P.O. Box 61
00030 IIRIS
Tel : +358 9 3960 41 ; Fax : +358 9 3960 4625
Website : www.nkl.fi/iiris

3. Visually Impaired Masseurs and Physiotherapists Association
Hameentie 9
00530 HELSINKI
Tel : +358 9 774 6320
Email : aktivo.hameentie@kolumbus.fi

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France

15 centres :
1. Centre de Formation et de Réeducation Professionnelle
Association Valentin Hauy
5 rue Duroc
75343 PARIS Cedex 07
Tel : +33 1 44 49 27 27 ; Fax : +33 1 44 49 27 30
Email : contact@cfrp-avh.fr
Website : www.avh.asso.fr/cfrp/cfrp.html
3.3.2010

Courses provided :
    - Telephony
    - Massage
    - Office skills
    - Caning - Chair craft

2. Institut National des Jeunes Aveugles
56 boulevard des Invalides
75007 PARIS
Tel : +33 1 44 49 35 35 ; Fax : +33 1 44 49 35 36
Email : fsabotiergrenon@inja.fr
Website : www.inja.fr
3.3.2010

Courses provided :
    - Piano tuning

3. Centre de Réeducation Professionnelle Paul et Liliane Guinot
24-26 boulevard Chastenet de Géry
94814 VILLEJUIF Cedex
Tel : +33 1 46 78 01 00 ; Fax : +33 1 46 78 50 35
Email : crp@guinot.asso.fr
Website : www.guinot.asso.fr
3.3.2010

Courses provided :
    - Computer skills
    - Telephony
    - Massage

4. Centre FORJA
106 rue de l'Ouest
75014 PARIS
Tel : +33 1 45 45 60 60 ; Fax : +33 1 45 45 73 93
Email : centre.forja@wanadoo.fr
4.4.2008

Courses provided :
    - Telephony
    - Telework
    - Office skills

5. Centre Robert Buron
59 boulevard de Belleville
75011 PARIS
Tel : +33 1 43 14 89 14 ; Fax : +33 1 43 57 63 21
Email : robertburon@wanadoo.fr
19.4.2007

Courses provided :
    - Computer skills

6. Centre Educatif Rural pour Aveugles et Déficients Visuels
La Villeneuve Sainte-Odile
22640 PLENEE-JUGON
Tel : +33 2 96 31 8287 ; Fax : +33 2 96 34 51 96
Email : Centre.Educatif@wanadoo.fr

Courses provided :
    - Agriculture and Horticulture
    - Adult Vocational Diploma

7. Institut des Jeunes Aveugles
37 rue Montplaisir
31000 TOULOUSE
Tel : +33 5 61 14 82 22 ; Fax : +33 5 61 55 35 93
Email : ija.Toulouse@wanadoo.fr
Website : www.ija-toulouse.cict.fr
3.3.2010

Courses provided :
    - Telephony
    - Caning / Chair craft
    - Piano tuning

8. Centre Alfred Peyrelongue
12 rue Alfred de Musset - AMBARES
33565 - CARBON BLANC Cedex
Tel : +33 5 56 38 85 85 ; Fax : +33 5 56 77 69 15
Email : saphore@cses-peyrelongue.com
27.4.2007

Courses provided :
    - Telephony
    - Office skills
    - Reception / Communication
    - Caning / Chair craft
    - Cooking

9. Institut Public pour Handicapés Visuels Les Hauts Thébaudières
Route de Saint-Fiacre, B.P. 2229
44122 VERTOU
Tel : +33 2 51 79 50 00 ; Fax : +33 2 40 33 41 01
Email : contact@thebaudieres.org
Website : www.iphv.fr
4.4.2008

Courses provided :
    - Telemarketing
    - Reception - Communication
    - Caning

10. Institut Monteclair
51 rue du Vallon
49000 ANGERS
Tel : +33 2 41 73 38 18 ; Fax : +33 2 41 73 96 36
Email : accueil@monteclair.fr
Website : www.monteclair.fr
3.3.2010

Courses provided : the Institut Monteclair is a resource center providing individual rehabilitation indispensable before joining a proper vocational training center.
    - Braille
    - Computer skills
    - Rehabilitation

11. Centre Educatif pour Déficients Visuels Santifontaine
8 rue de Santifontaine, B.P 3724
54000 NANCY
Tel : +33 3 83 90 88 00 ; Fax : +33 3 83 90 25 70
Email : santif.faivre@wanadoo.fr
Website : www.universisu.asso.fr/universisu/presentationcedv.htm
3.3.2010

Courses provided :
    - Telephony
    - Caning / Chair craft

12. Centre de Réeducation pour Déficients Visuels
30 rue Sainte-Rose
63038 CLERMONT-FERRAND Cédex 1
Tel : +33 4 73 31 80 00 ; Fax : +33 4 73 31 80 08
Email : a.gregoire@crdv.asso.fr
Website : www.crdv.asso.fr
3.3.2010

Courses provided :
    - Reception - Communication
    - Secretariat / bilingual secretatriat
    - Computer programming

13. Ecole de Formation en Masso-Kinésithérapie pour Déficients de la Vue
20 rue Valentin Hauy
69613 VILLEURBANNE Cédex
Tel : +33 4 78 84 74 71 ; Fax : +33 4 78 84 27 05
Email : ifmk-dv@wanadoo.fr
Website : www.ifmkdv.fr.st
27.4.2007

Courses provided :
    - Massage

14. Institut de Formation en Masso-Kinésithérapie de l'APSAH
6 Allée de la Cornue
87000 LIMOGES
Tel : +33 5 55 33 10 10 ; Fax : +33 5 55 33 20 03
Email : pmorizio@apsah.asso.fr
Website : www.apsah.asso.fr/ifmk/index.php
3.3.2010

Courses provided :
    - Massage

15. Centre d'Adaptation Professionnelle
Puy de Mont
87700 AIXE-SUR-VIENNE
Tel : +33 5 55 70 23 84 ; Fax : +33 5 55 70 24 25
Email : infocap@apsah.asso.fr
Website : www.apsah.asso.fr/cap/etab.php
3.3.2010

Courses provided :
    - Reception - Communication
    - Horticulture
    - Office skills
    - Accountancy
    - Computer skills

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Germany

7 centres :
16.3.2007

1. Berufsbildungswerk für Blinde und Sehbehinderte
Hattroper Weg 57
59494 SOEST (Westphalia)
Tel : +49 2921 6840 ; Fax : +49 2921 6841 09
Email : bbwsoest@lwl.org
Website : www.berufsbildungswerk-soest.de
4.3.2010

Courses provided :
    - Telephony
    - Office skills
    - Information skills

2. Berufsbildungswerk für Blinde und Sehbehinderte Chemnitz GmbH
Flemingstr. 8 c
09116 CHEMNITZ (Saxony)
Tel : +49 371 334 40 ; Fax : +49 371 334 4350
Email : zentrale@sfz-chemnitz.de
Website : www.bbw-chemnitz.de
4.3.2010

3. Berufsbildungswerk Stuggart
Nikolauspflege
Stiftung für blinde und sehbehinderte Menschen
Am Kräherwald 271
70193 STUTTGART (Baden-Württemberg)
Tel : +49 711 6564 103 ; Fax : +49 711 6564 254
Email : bbw.stuttgart@nikolauspflege.de
Website : www.nikolauspflege.de

Courses provided :
    - Information and IT-clerk skills
    - Office skills, commercial and administrative work
    - Industrial work / metal technology
    - House keeping and nutrition
    - Horticulture
    - Basketwork, brush-making, crafts, wicker work
    - Job seeking for long-term unemployed visually impaired people
Nikolauspflege is also a training center for adults


Note : the above 3 centers provide training for school-leavers.

4. Berufsförderungswerk Düren
Karl-Arnold Strasse 132-134
52349 DUREN (Northrhine-Westphalia)
Tel : +49 2421 598 0 ; Fax : +49 2421 598 192
Email : info@bfw-dueren.de
Website : www.bfw-dueren.de
7.4.2008

Courses provided :
    - Telemarketing
    - Computer skills
    - Telephony
    - Office skills
    - Commercial techniques
    - Information skills
    - Industrial work

5. Berufsförderungswerk Halle GmbH
Bugenhagenstrasse 30
06110 HALLE (Saxony-Anhalt)
Tel : +49 345 1334 0 ; Fax : +49 345 1334 333
Email : info@bfw-halle.de
Website : www.bfw-halle.de
7.4.2008

Courses provided :
    - Telephony
    - Computer skills
    - Office skills
    - Administrative skills
    - Telecommunications
    - Telemarketing - Upholstery

6. Berufsförderungswerk Würzburg GmbH
Helen-Keller Strasse 5
D-97209 VEITSHOCHHEIM (Bavaria)
Tel : +49 931 9001 0 ; Fax : +49 931 9001 105
Email : info@bfw-wuerzburg.de
Website : www.bfw-wuerzburg.de
7.4.2008

Courses provided :
    - Office skills
    - Industrial work
    - Administrative skills
    - Social insurance
    - Telephony
    - Telecommunications
    - Information skills
    - Individual training
    - eLearning for the visually impaired
    - European Business Competence Licence

Note : the above 3 centers provide training for newly-blinded people.

7. Berufsförderungswerk Mainz
Zentrum für Physikalische Therapie gGmbH
Lortzingstr. 4
55127 MAINZ (Rhineland-Palatinate)
Tel : +49 6131 7840, Fax : +49 6131 78457
Email : info@edsmainz.de
Website : www.edsmainz.de
7.4.2008

Courses provided :
    - Massage
    - Physiotherapy

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Greece

3 centres :
1. Training Centre (HELIOS)
143 Michail Voda
17673 KALLITHEA - Athens
Tel : +30 210 8677 149

Courses provided :
    - Telephony

2. Centre for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind (KEAT)
210 Eleutheriou Venizelou Street
176 75 KALLITHEA - Athens
Tel : +30 210 959 5880, +30 210 959 5846 ; Fax : +30 210 959 5868

Courses provided :
    - Computer skills

3. Training Centre for the Blind (HELIOS)
32 Vas. Olgas Street
56532 THESSALONIKI
Tel : +30 231 843872 ; Fax : +30 231 830787

Courses provided :
    - Telephony
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Hungary

2 centres :
1. Hungarian Federation of the Blind and Partially Sighted
Hermina ut 47
H-1146 BUDAPEST
Tel : +36 1 384 8440 ; Tel/Fax : +36 1 384 5028
Email : titkarsag@mvgyosz.hu
Website : www.mvgyosz.hu

Courses provided :
    - Massage
    - Computer skills

2. Kindergarten,Primary, Special, Vocational and Boarding School for the Blind
Ajtósi Durer sor 39
H-1146 BUDAPEST

Courses provided :
    - Computer skills
    - Pottery
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Ireland

3 centres :
1. Foundation Course for Vision Impaired People
National Council for the Blind of Ireland
Whitworth Road
DRUMCONDRA, Dublin 9
Tel : +353 1830 7033 ; Fax : +353 1830 7787
Email : info@ncbi.ie

Course content :
    - EDUCATIONAL NEEDS : Literacy, Numeracy, Braille and Handwriting

    - INDEPENDENT LIVING SKILLS : Kitchen skills, Mobility and Daily Living Skills

    - PERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS : Self Development

    - MOVEMENT, FITNESS AND RECREATION : Movement, Relaxation, Music Appreciation, Fitness, Yoga and Outdoor Pursuits

    - SKILLS TRAINING : Keyboarding, Word Processing, Telephony, Office Procedures, Cookery, Pottery, Crafts

    - JOB SEEKING SKILLS : Preparing of CV's, presenting for interviews as well as visits to other centres

    - WORK EXPERIENCE : Work experience and placements

2. Roslyn Park College
Beach Road
Sandymount - DUBLIN 4
Tel : +353 1 2613 400 ; Fax : +353 1 2613 403
Email : rpc@nln.ie
Website : www.roslynparkcollege.ie
5.3.2010

Courses provided :
    - Computer skills and Telephony
This course prepares students for various computerised office and administrative jobs and includes the use of specialist equipment for people with visual impairments.

Content : System Software and Management, Specialist equipment, Computer applications - Spreadsheets, Word Processing, Databases, Data Entry, Keyboarding, Customer Service, Work Experience



3. National Training and Development Institute
Bridge Street
SLIGO
Tel : +353 71 914 5391 ; Fax : +353 71 914 5393
Email : sligo@nln.ie
Website : www.rehab.ie
Manager : Sean d'Arcy
5.3.2010

Courses provided :
    - Office Skills and Computer Applications

This course provides students with the necessary skills training, qualifications and work experience to access employment as administration assistants, clerical officers or general office assistants and includes the use of specialist equipment for people with visual impairments.

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Italy

6 centres :
1. Istituto Professionale Statale per l'Industria e l'Artigianato per Ciechi "Paolo Colosimo"
(State Vocational Institute for Industry and Craftmanship for the Blind)
Via S. Teresa degli Scalzi 36
I-80135 NAPOLI
Tel/Fax : +39 081 544 1437/3267
20.4.2007

Courses provided :
    - Telephony
    - Physiotherapy
    - Business Administration

2. Istituto Professionale Statale per l'Industria e l'Artigianato per Ciechi "Aurelio Nicolodi"
Via Nicolodi 2
I-50137 FIRENZE
Tel : +39 055 571 841 ; Fax : +39 055 571 842
Email : nicolodi@tin.it
20.4.2007

Courses provided :
    - Telephony
    - Physiotherapy

3. Istituto dei Ciechi
Via Vivaio 7
I-20122 MILANO
Tel : +39 02 77 22 61 ; Fax : +39 02 76 02 21 58
Email : segreteria.presidenza@istciechimilano.it
Website : www.istciechimilano.it
5.3.2010

Courses provided :
    - Weaving (for the multihandicapped blind and partially sighted)
    - Carpentry (for the multihandicapped blind and partially sighted)
    - Pottery (for the multihandicapped blind and partially sighted)
    - Computer skills (European Computer Driving Licence)
    - Telephony

4. Istituto dei Ciechi "Francesco Cavazza"
Via Castiglione 71
I-40124 BOLOGNA
Tel : +39 051 332 090 ; Fax : +39 051 332 609
Email : istituto@cavazza.it
Website : www.cavazza.it
5.3.2010

Courses provided :
    - Telephony
    - Computer skills

5. IRIS (former Istituto "Tommaso Ardizzone Gioeni")
Via Etnea 595
I-95125 CATANIA
Tel : +39 095 724 311 ; Fax : +39 095 505 821
20.4.2007

Courses provided :
    - Telephony
    - Physiotherapy

6. Istituto per Ciechi "Luigi Configliachi"
Via Sette Martiri 33
I-35143 PADOVA
Tel : +39 049 871 2822 ; Fax : +39 049 871 3433
Email : configliachi@intercity.it
20.4.2007
Courses provided :
    - Telephony

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Kazakhstan

9 centres :
1. Almaty Training/Production Enterprise-1
of the Social Association "Kazakh Society of the Blind"
Muratbaeva Street 138
480059 ALMATY
Tel : +7 327 2 680184 or 677341

2. Almaty Training/Production Enterprise-2
of the Social Association "Kazakh Society of the Blind"
Volotchaevskay Street 327
480048 ALMATY
Tel : +7 327 2 385213

3. Akmola Training/Production Enterprise
of the Social Association "Kazakh Society of the Blind"
Polevay Street 4
473005 AKMOLA
Tel : +7 317 2 241502 or 240891

4. Atyrau Training/Production Enterprise
of the Social Association "Kazakh Society of the Blind"
Goslovskay Street 89
465029 ATYRAU
Tel : +7 312 22 31363 or 31015

5. Shymkent Training/Production Enterprise
of the Social Association "Kazakh Society of the Blind"
Lichatchev Street
486013 SHYMKENT
Tel : +7 325 2 239456

6. Semipalatinsk Training/Production Enterprise
of the Social Association "Kazakh Society of the Blind"
Shoge Kargaubayuly Street 320
490040 SEMIPALATINSK
Tel : +7 332 2 630909

7. Aktau Training/Production Enterprise
of the Social Association "Kazakh Society of the Blind"
Promozone, 466200 AKTAU
Tel : +7 329 2 922946

8. Pavlodar Training/Production Enterprise
of the Social Association "Kazakh Society of the Blind"
Bestugev Street 2
637005 PAVLODAR
Tel : +7 318 2 454660

9. Karaganda Training/Production Enterprise
of the Social Association "Kazakh Society of the Blind"
Metoditcheskay Street 19
470067 KARAGANDA
Tel : +7 3212 334470


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Latvia

1 centre :
1. Rehabilitation Centre of the Latvian Society of the Blind
14/14 Pales Street
RIGA LV-1024
Tel : +371 7 6532324 ; Tel/Fax : +371 7 6531602 ;
Email : lnbrc@ml.lv
Website : www.lnbrc.lv
5.3.2010

Courses provided :
    - Massage
    - Wicker work
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Lithuania

2 centres :
1. Vilnius College of Higher Education, Faculty of Health Care
Didlaukio 45
VILNIUS
Tel : +370 52 191700
Email : viko@viko.lt
Website : www.viko.lt

Courses provided :
    - Physiotherapy (three-year course)
2. Siauliai College, Faculty of Health Care
Ciurlionio g. 16
7628 SIAULIAI
Tel : +370 41 524166
Email : administracija@siauliukolegija.lt
Website : www.siauliukolegija.lt

Courses provided :
    - Physiotherapy (three-year course)
11.3.2010

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Malta

1 centre :
Centru Hidma Socjami
St Joseph High Road
SANTA VENERA
Tel : +356 44 1311/3

Courses provided :
    - Computer skills
    - Music
    - Telephony
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Netherlands

2 centres :
1. Visio Het Loo Erf
Waldeck-Pyrmontstraat 31
7315 JH APELDOORN
Tel : +31 55 5800 800 ; Fax : +31 55 5800 867
Email : info@looerf.nl
Website : www.visioweb.nl

2. Bartimeus
Postbus 600
3850 AP ERMELO
Visit center : Putterweg 140
3851 VG ERMELO
Tel : +31 30 698 22 11
Email : info@bartimeus.nl
Website : www.bartimeus.nl

Courses provided :
    - Information skills
    - Cycle repair
    - Upholstery
    - Commercial skills


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