Remote Work Ready


  • Workplaceless Certification
  • Grow Remote Facilitated Workshops
  • Enrolment on Online (through SOLAS E-college) ECDL

Course duration: 7 weeks


The goal of the Workplaceless program is to provide remote workers with transformative learning experiences that prepare them to succeed in distributed and hybrid environments.

“Our flagship program helps individuals who are seeking remote work or are new to remote working, understand the key differences between remote and co-located work environments, and the skills they need to succeed. All individuals who successfully complete the program earn a Remote Work Certification.''

 “All Workplaceless programs are all designed using a competency-based, blended approach, meaning we focus on what learners will be able to accomplish by the end of a learning program. We then design the learning experience using best practices in eLearning design.”

The programme consists of seven self paces modules which include:

  1. Unexpected Remote
  2. The remote workday
  3. Communication
  4. Workflow
  5. Productivity and Time Management
  6. Team Compliance
  7. Autonomy

Grow Remote
Grow Remote is an award winning social enterprise on a mission to enable us to work, live and participate locally. Over the past two years the group has built up a community of experts in remote working, engaging with over 10,000 in offline events, training up 100s of people in the skill of remote work, and making information related to remote work freely and easily available to over 1million people.

Grow Remote

Online Facilitated Workshops

Overview of the Remote Work Space and the offerings of Grow Remote – Tracy Keogh, Grow Remote

Understand the landscape of the remote working world. Introduction to Grow Remote and the offerings they have online to support those looking to transition or begin working remotely.

Communications & Intro to slack and zoom - Ryan Mesches

Ryan is head of partnerships at and will go through the tools and methods used to work remotely.

Transferable skills - Renate Kolhmann (ex Wayfair)

Facilitated online session with Renate. 

Renate is a business consultant currently providing advice and consulting services in three core areas - remote working, career development and management coaching.

Jennifer Dowling

Jennifer launched one of Ireland's first training programmes in remote work for employers, employees and SMEs. She is a Work and Organisational Psychologist at Vitae Consulting and will speak to the role of Personality, Emotional Intelligence, Temporal Awareness and knowing yourself in successfully managing Remote Work.

Managing Teams - Dee Coackley, CEO @ Boundless

Dee Coackley has been managing remote teams for years, she’s currently cofounder of Boundless and will talk through how her teams achieve while working away from one another.

Siobhan Curtin, head of customer experience operations, eBay

Siobhan will run through how eBay set up their work from home offices.

Autonomy - Shauna Moran

Facilitated online session.  Shauna is the founder of Operate Remote – works with businesses and individuals to implement and maintain a positive and effective remote working model. She also helps businesses and individuals with remote working best practices and policies. 

ICDL / ECDL to be completed at learner’s own pace

The International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL) is the most widely recognised all-round computer certification in the world, and SOLAS eCollege provides training for students to join the millions of people to achieve this respected accreditation.

Users of all ages can enrol in this online course, to become fully competent in the common applications that help users improve their professional and personal lives.

Course Description

To achieve full ICDL accreditation, students must complete four core modules, plus a choice of any three additional modules selected from the standard and optional modules. Each module is tested at one of our external exam centres.

There are four core and three standard modules, plus three optional modules. We recommend that everyone completes the four core modules and any three modules selected from the standard and optional modules available.

You must pass the four core modules and any three modules selected from the standard and optional modules to receive your International Computer Driving License Certificate (ICDL)


Core Modules

  1. Computer Essentials: sets out the essential concepts and skills relating to the use of devices, file creation and management, networks, and data security.
  2. Online Essentials: sets out essential concepts and skills relating to web browsing, effective information search, online communication and e-mail.
  3. Word Processing: allows candidates to demonstrate the ability to use a word processingapplication to accomplish everyday tasks associated with creating, formatting, and finishing small-sized word processing documents, such as letters and other everyday documents.
  4. Spreadsheets: allows candidates to understand the concept of spreadsheets and to demonstrate an ability to use a spreadsheet to produce accurate work outputs.

Standard Modules

  • IT Security: allows candidates to understand the main concepts underlying the secure use of ICT in daily life and to use relevant techniques and applications to maintain a secure network connection, use the Internet safely and securely, and manage data and information appropriately.
  • Online Collaboration: sets out concepts and skills relating to the setup and use of online collaborative tools, such as storage, productivity applications, calendars, social media, web meetings, learning environments, and mobile technology.
  • Presentations: allows candidates to understand the concept of presentations and to demonstrate competence in the use of presentation software.

Optional Modules

  • Image Editing: enables the candidate to understand the main concepts underlying digital images and to use an image editing application to enhance images, apply effects, and prepare an image for printing and publishing.
  • Web Editing: enables the candidate to understand key web publishing concepts and to create, upload, and maintain a website.
  • Project Planning: enables candidates to use project management software to prepare project plans and monitor projects, including planning and managing time, costs, tasks, and resources.
  • Databases: enables candidates to gain the knowledge and skills to create and modify tables, queries, forms and reports. Also, how to relate tables, and how to retrieve and manipulate information from a database by using query and sort tools.

Duration: 26 weeks
Exam: International Computer Driving Licence

For further information please contact:

Yvonne Foy: / 085 8773741

Caroline Spollen: / 085 2541789

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