Upskilling Employees

Donegal ETB working with Employers

Donegal ETB offers a wide range of Part-time/Evening courses across a variety of sectors which can be utilised by employers to train or up-skill their employees. Under the Skills to Advance Initiative and Skills for Work Programme, Donegal ETB can offer targeted support for vulnerable groups in the workforce, particularly those with lower skill levels who need more opportunities to advance in their working lives. Supports are available for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who need some assistance to invest in and develop their workforce.

Part-Time Courses

Donegal ETB offers part-time accredited training at QQI Levels 1-6 including vendor awards. This training can be accessed in a number ways including initiatives such as Skills to Advance  (which provides funding), Skills for Work, part-time and evening provision. 

For further information on Skills for Work (Levels 1-3) contact Donna on 086 6069381 or email 

Further information on Skills to Advance (Levels 4-6) contact Dearbhla or Lorraine on 0749120500 or email

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Skills for Work Programme

A national programme to deliver training courses for full-time or part-time employees, particularly targeted at low skilled workers.

For further information on Skills for Work (Levels 1-3) contact Donna on 086 6069381 or email 

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process that maps skills and knowledge gained through work and life experiences to a relevant QQI award. It avoids duplication of learning as it does not require you to sit in a course to learn something that you can already do.

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Customised Training

Does your Company/Sector have a training need which is not covered by our course offering? Donegal ETB is committed to providing courses relevant to the needs of industry and want to hear from you if there is a particular course that your employees need.

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On-line Courses

Check out the wide-range of on-line courses offered by Donegal ETB in partnership with e-college/SOLAS.

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