Skills for Work
- Name of the instrument - Local language
- Skills for Work
- Name of the instrument - English translation
- Skills for Work
- Type of instrument
- Grant for companies
- Type of entry
- Single instrument
- Short description
Skills for Work (SFW) is a scheme aimed at providing training opportunities to help employees deal with the basic skills demands of the workplace. A SFW programme may include a variety of subjects which support the educational needs of the employee. It is offered on company premises where possible, the local ETB Adult Education Centre, or an alternative convenient location. Participants may be released from work to participate in the programmes. Most of the programmes offer free of charge a nationally recognised certification.
- Short description of the related instruments
- Level of operation
- Name of a part of the country
- Name of the region (for regional instruments)
- Name of the sector (for sectoral instruments)
- Key scheme
- Objective(s) and target(s)
To provide training opportunities to help employees deal with the basic skills demands of the workplace.
The initiative is funded by the Irish Government under the Department of Education and Skills and delivered by the newly formed Education & Training Boards (ETB) across the country. The project is managed nationally by Dublin & Dún Laoghaire ETB.
- Eligible group(s)
Employees with low levels of educational qualifications
- Group(s) with preferential treatment
- Education and training eligible
education and training focused on helping employees with the basic skills demands of the workplace
- Source of financing and collection mechanism
State (Department of Education and Skills)
- Financing formula and allocation mechanisms
No cash contribution made; employers release employees from work to attend Skills for work courses. The programmes are delivered by Education and Training Boards across Ireland.
- Eligible costs
Fees and other costs related to education and training
- Volumes of funding
- Beneficiaries/take up
- Organisation responsible for monitoring/evaluation
No monitoring and evaluation.
- Monitoring/evaluation reports available
- Most relevant webpage - in English
- Most relevant webpage - local language