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Supporting you to gain new skills through training or education​

Training Courses

 A range of training courses are available through your local Education and Training Board (ETB) which are free to unemployed persons. The first step is to contact your local Employment Services Office to 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

Skillnet Ireland

Skillnet Ireland ​is the national  agency dedicated to the promotion and facilitation of workforce learning in  Ireland. Many Skillnet Ireland Learning Networks offer a limited number of  re-skilling and up-skilling programmes designed exclusively for people seeking  employment.Please  visit the Skillnet Ireland website​ to view a list of the Networks that  are currently offering programmes. For details on programmes currently open,  please contact the relevant Network directly.


MOMENTUM is a Government initiative under Pathways to Work which provides free education and training projects for up to 6,500 long-term unemployed jobseekers
Last modified:12/04/2019



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