Supporting you to gain new skills through training or education
The majority of FÁS training courses are free to unemployed persons and the first step is to contact your localEmployment Services Officeto register and apply for training
Springboard offers a choice of 220 free, part-time courses in higher education from certificate, to degree, to post-graduate level. See search courses for full details
The Labour Market Activation Fund
The Labour Market Education & Training Fund (LMETF) is part of the Government’s 2012 Action Plan for Jobs initiative. The Department of Education & Skills has committed €20m to fund a range of education and training interventions for up to 6,500 individuals who are long term unemployed.
is a state funded, enterprise-led support body dedicated to the promotion and facilitation of training and upskilling as key elements in sustaining Ireland's national competitiveness.