Skills for Work

Skills for Work (SFW) is a national programme funded by the Department of Education and Skills. It aims to provide training and educational opportunities for those in part-time / full-time employment. It helps them to deal with the basic skills demands of the workplace - to improve their workplace literacy / numeracy / IT skills.


Information about SFW:

  • The criteria for attending is for those with few, outdated or no educational qualifications
  • Programmes can be delivered on company sites or at local ETB sites
  • Training / tuition (28-35 hours) is delivered to small groups (6-8 people) within a single company or to employees in a cluster of companies.
  • Programmes are planned to suit the employer's and employees' needs
  • The main cohort of people are those in the general operative, retail, caring, farming and service sectors
  • QQI accreditation at Level 3 is optional

The folLowing courses are currently offered:

  • Communications
  • Maths
  • Communications through Computers
  • Personal and Interpersonal Skills
  • Customer Care
  • Basic Office Skills
  • Industry Knowledge Preparation Course
  • Farming Online Preparation


Ms Aideen Poole


(087) 1777879



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