Sometimes, finding the best in you takes a bit of exploration.

A variety of FREE online courses is now available. They are offered both by us and our partner, eCollege. These online courses are for you if you want to up-skill or re-skill because you recently became unemployed or had your hours reduced during the COVID-19 public health emergency. We continually add further courses to the list of online courses on this page. So be sure to bookmark the page and check back regularly for updates.
Further Education and Training courses help you get real skills for employment. They can enhance your opportunity for employment, up-skill while in employment, help you progress to further studies, or develop a new skill. These online courses will also be of benefit to you if you’re already doing a FET course and would like to augment your learning.
Our supportive and knowledgeable Information, Recruitment and Guidance team is also here to support you to select the perfect online course for you. Give them a call on FREEPHONE 1800 70 70 77, leave a short message and they’ll get back to you. Or email the team on coursechoices@lcetb.ie.
Explore Our Online Courses

Healthcare

Infection Prevention and Control –
Retail 

This QQI Level 5 Minor Award course is being delivered in direct response to the sector’s requirement for staff who will be suitably qualified to work in this area during the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of this award is to equip you with the knowledge, skill, and competence to prevent and control infection within the retail industry. Note: In order to undertake this course, you must hold a QQI Major Award at Level 4 (or requisite experience) and have an equivalent standard of English.

Applications for this course are now closed but thank you for your interest. We continually add to our list of online courses. So be sure to bookmark the page and check back regularly for updates.

Infection Prevention and Control – Hospitality 

This QQI Level 5 Minor Award course is being delivered in direct response to the industry’s requirement for staff who will be suitably qualified to work in this area during the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of this award is to equip you with the knowledge, skill, and competence to prevent and control infection within the hospitality sector. Note: In order to undertake this course, you must hold a QQI Major Award at Level 4 (or requisite experience) and have an equivalent standard of English.

Applications for this course are now closed but thank you for your interest. We continually add to our list of online courses. So be sure to bookmark the page and check back regularly for updates.

Infection Prevention and Control – Healthcare

This QQI Level 5 Minor Award course is being delivered in direct response to the HSE’s need for staff during the COVID-19 public health emergency. The purpose of this award is to equip you with the knowledge, skill and competence to prevent and control infection within the health services area. Note: In order to undertake this course, you must hold a Major Award at Level 5 (or higher), or be currently working towards a QQI Level 5 Major Award in Healthcare Support / Health Service Skills / Nursing Studies.

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Summer Courses

Are you interested in upskilling over the summer months? We can help you enhance or build new skills to progress in your work and/or further your employment opportunities. These new online summer courses, offered by the team at our Further Education and Training Centre, Raheen Campus, started in June. Summer courses are free of charge and give you a great opportunity to upskill or get into a new career. You can study flexibly from home and gain a qualification.

Our most recent course commenced online from Thursday 18th June. In addition to online classes, self-directed learning is an important part of each course. Access to the internet and a laptop/desktop PC will be required.

Train the Trainer

Training Needs Identification and Design

This QQI Level 6 Minor Award course will empower you to identify training and development needs at an organisation and individual level. You will learn how to devise a training plan and explore the scope of training and development design to meet those needs. This course is for you if you are working as, or would like to become, a professional trainer. It is also for you if your current role involves an element of training which could include managers, team leaders, HR professionals and more.

This course is now full and applications are closed but thank you for your interest. We hope to be able to offer further instances of this course later this summer.

Applications are currently closed but thank you for your interest. We continually add to our list of online courses. So be sure to bookmark the page and check back regularly for updates.

Supervisory Management

This QQI Level 6 Minor Award course will empower you with the essential skills for successfully managing a team. You will learn how to navigate the challenges of managing a team while working as part of that team. This course is perfect for you if you want to progress to or update your skills in a leadership role in your workplace.

This course is now full and applications are closed but thank you for your interest.

Applications are currently closed but thank you for your interest. We continually add to our list of online courses. So be sure to bookmark the page and check back regularly for updates.

Customer Service

This QQI Level 5 Minor Award course will help you to develop your knowledge, skills and ability in delivering a strong, positive customer experience in your workplace. You will learn the key features of excellent customer service within a range of settings which will allow you to apply your learnings to your workplace.

This course is now full and applications are closed but thank you for your interest.

Applications are currently closed but thank you for your interest. We continually add to our list of online courses. So be sure to bookmark the page and check back regularly for updates.

Office Applications

Microsoft Word Expert

If you already have a confident grasp of the basics of Microsoft Word, this online course will empower you to explore the programme’s deeper functionality. While studying to become a Word Expert, you will learn to create and manage documents for a wide variety of professional situations. You will gain a deeper insight into enhancing productivity by delivering dynamic, specialised documents and projects.

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Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel spreadsheet software has 750 million global users. Through this online course delivered by eCollege, you will learn how to create spreadsheets and analyse large sets of data using an array of techniques. You will gain an insight into the dynamic functionality of Excel, from budget planning to creating charts and diagrams, performing complex calculations and creating schedules.

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Microsoft Excel Expert

If you are already competent in Microsoft Excel, this online course will give you the opportunity to upskill considerably and become an expert in the software. You will learn how to create, manage and distribute more complex professional spreadsheets for a range of dynamic situations. You will enhance productivity and deliver winning projects by customising your Excel environment. 

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ECDL/ICDL

The International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL) is the most widely recognised all-round computer certification in the world. Computer literacy is a fundamental skill, whether you are seeking employment or you wish to improve your understanding of digital technology. This practical, up-to-date ICDL course provides an internationally respected skillset and the confidence to thrive in the digital world.

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ICT

Database Fundamentals

This course will teach you the fundamental concepts and technologies relating to database development and administration. You will learn about relational databases, SQL (Transact SQL, both DDL, DML), how to create a database, how to manipulate data in a database, the purpose of tables, queries, data types, normalisation, stored procedures, and administering a database: database security concepts, backup types, and more.

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Software Development Fundamentals

This course will teach you fundamental software development concepts and basic programming skills. Through this online course you will become proficient in some of the most widely used programming languages, including C# and web development with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and ASP.NET. You will also gain an insight into database creation, programme design and testing.

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Introduction to Programming

This online course is focused on teaching you the fundamental skills and concepts of HTML and CSS, two of the core technologies of the internet. The course teaches the coding of web design using HTML and CSS rather than front-end design. These web technologies are used to develop standalone applications for desktops, tablets and mobile phones, and this course will open up this rapidly evolving field to you.

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Skills to Advance

A new Government of Ireland initiative, delivered by Education and Training Boards, Skills to Advance has been established to enable targeted support for specific groups in the Irish workforce whose employment may be vulnerable and to meet the challenges of rapid technological advances and the changing work environment. It offers upskilling and reskilling opportunities to employees and SMEs through education and training. In addition, Skills to Advance can assist SMEs in identifying their training needs and provide training to their workforce.

Note, to undertake a Skills to Advance course, certain eligibility criteria must be met such as working in a vulnerable sector. For more info on the criteria, email skillstoadvance@lcetb.ie.

 

Lean Six Sigma

Lean Six Sigma is about continuous improvement. This ASQ industry-certified award will introduce you to essential Lean and Six Sigma Tools. You will understand the DMAIC methodology to participate in process improvement efforts within a company/organisation. You will also learn how to improve productivity and quality and provide skills necessary to work on projects that transform a business.

Applications are currently closed but thank you for your interest. We continually add to our list of online courses. So be sure to bookmark the page and check back regularly for updates.

Project Management

This QQI Level 6 Minor Award course will equip you with knowledge, skills and competence in the theory, principles and practice of project management. It will empower you to take responsibility for the planning, implementation and review of a project, and enable you to work independently and /or supervise the work of others.

Applications are currently closed but thank you for your interest. We continually add to our list of online courses. So be sure to bookmark the page and check back regularly for updates.

Conflict Management

This QQI Level 6 Minor Award will equip you with the skills required to manage conflict effectively in your workplace. This course is for you if you are looking to improve your skillset in the area of conflict dynamics, mediation methods and negotiation techniques.

Applications are currently closed but thank you for your interest. We continually add to our list of online courses. So be sure to bookmark the page and check back regularly for updates.

We are delighted to be working in partnership with Film in Limerick on the delivery of new training initiatives to help develop the local film sector in the Mid-West. This partnership will see further training and project development initiatives rolled out over the months ahead and will prepare aspiring and emerging filmmakers for employment in the screen industries.

Starting on Wednesday 15 April at 2pm, Wednesday Workshops, is a 10-week programme of free online film workshops delivered by industry experts. Each week a different guest tutor will deliver an online class in their specialism and everything from sound design and editing to creative producing and documentary direction will be covered. You can sign up for one, or all, of the workshops and brush up your film skills from home.

To participate, sign up to Film in Limerick’s mailing list today. You will also be kept up-to-date about all the opportunities coming up for filmmakers in the region.


Further to the online courses above, eCollege provides online learning courses in graphic design, web design, digital marketing, software development and computer literacy. Click here to go the eCollege site to view the complete list of courses available. Remember, these courses are currently available free of charge as additional support to those impacted by COVID-19 containment measures.

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