Skills for Employment is a 32 week course taking place in Edenderry leading to a Major Award at QQI Level 4 in Employment Skills. 

The course is aimed primarily at people in the 18 – 35 age brackets. Learners may be eligible for a training allowance

This course has an excellent 75% progression rate to Employment and 25% to Further Education over recent intakes of Learners. 

Learners gain typing skills, internet search methods, knowledge in sending of emails, preparation of CVs and cover letters for job applications, interview preparation and many skills that may be utilised in any work environment. The Work Experience module is invaluable in preparing Learners for work and many course participants are offered employment at the end of their work experience placement.

The learning is conducted, utilising an adult centred approach and one to one assistance is provided where necessary. Assessment is continuous.



  • Information Technology Skills
  • Retail Sales Techniques
  • Functional Mathematics
  • Communications
  • Customer Service
  • Personal & Interpersonal Development
  • Career Planning
  • Work Experience
  • Workplace Safety

*** Next intake September 2017 ***


For further information:

Tel. 087 136 0496 or SOLAS Athlone on 090 6424 229

Training Centre location: Unit 7, The Courtyard, O'Connell Square, Edenderry, Co. Offaly

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