What is Skills to Advance?

Through Skills to Advance, we offer free up-skilling and re-skilling opportunities to those who are currently employed. A wide range of part-time evening courses are available for people in employment looking to re-skill or up-skill. These are QQI Level 4-6 and non-accredited courses. Our courses are delivered through a combination of online teaching and classroom-based learning at a number of our campuses throughout Limerick and Clare .

We manage the delivery of the Skills to Advance employee development initiative in the Limerick and Clare region. A 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 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 Further Education and Training. In addition, Skills to Advance can assist SMEs in identifying their training needs and provide training to their workforce. Through Skills to Advance, we can provide your business with accessible training opportunities, which fit in and around your business and work schedules.

Autumn 2021 Courses

Certificate in Leadership and Management

This Certificate in Leadership and Management course is for you if you have managerial responsibilities in the workplace but no formal training and would like to develop your abilities. The course particularly supports practising team leaders seeking to move up to the next level of management, and managers who need to lead people through organisational change, budget cuts or other strategic measures.

Progression / Employment Opportunities

With a qualification aligned at Level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications, certification is awarded by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). On successful completion, your employees can progress to further upskilling available through Further Education and Training with Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board.

Applications for this course are open. The next instance of this course starts on Tuesday, October 5th.

Click on the Enquire Now button to open up a form for you to complete. You will then be contacted by a member of our team who will assist you with your enquiry.

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Project Management – Online Course

This QQI Level 6 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.

Progression / Employment Opportunities

On successful completion, you will receive a QQI Level 6 Minor Award, enabling you to plan, implement and review projects, applicable to a wide range of industries.

Applications for this course are now closed but stay tuned for more information in the coming months.

 

 

Conflict Management – Online Course

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.

Progression / Employment Opportunities

On successful completion, you will receive a QQI Level 6 Minor Award, empowering you to manage conflict situations.

Applications for this course are now closed but stay tuned for more information in the coming months.

 

Supervisory Management – Online Course

This QQI Level 6 course equips team leaders and supervisors and those considering a career in managing people with the skills to lead and supervise teams successfully. You will learn how to analyse situations and make decisions, effective methods to successfully supervise a team, and understand the role of strategic planning and change management.

Progression / Employment Opportunities

On successful completion, you will receive a QQI Level 6 Minor Award and you’ll have an elevated skill set to manage a team in your workplace.

Applications for this course are now closed but stay tuned for more information in the coming months.

Lean Six Sigma – Online Course

Lean Six Sigma is about continuous improvement. This IASSC Certified Green Belt (IASSC-CGB) 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 the skills necessary to work on projects that transform a business.

Progression / Employment Opportunities

On successful completion, you will receive an IASSC Certified Green Belt (IASSC-CGB), empowering you to make processes more effective and efficient in your organisation.

Applications for this course are open. The next instance of this course starts on Thursday, October 14th.

Clicking on the Apply Now button to proceed with your application on FETCH (the national Further Education and Training Course Hub). Or, click on the Enquire Now button to open up a form for you to complete. You will then be contacted by a member of our team who will assist you with your enquiry.

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Managing Remote Workers – Online Course

Knowing how to effectively manage remote teams has become an essential management skill if you want to optimise your team’s efforts. On this course, you’ll discover the core components of remote team management: recruiting, communication, performance, and culture. You will explore the principles of management and types of management systems and how to implement same.

Progression / Employment Opportunities

On successful completion, you will have a solid understanding of the theory of remote team management, as well as practical skills for effective management of a remote team.

Applications for this course are now closed but stay tuned for more information in the coming months.

Customer Service with an introduction to Customer Experience

This Level 5 Minor Award course in Customer Service not only offers a solid foundation in customer service skills but will also give you an introduction to Customer Experience.

Progression / Employment Opportunities

On successful completion, you will receive a QQI Level 5 Minor Award, empowering you to provide high-quality customer service.

Applications for this course are now closed but stay tuned for more information in the coming months.

Data Analysis and Business Skills – Online Course

The QQI Level 6 Major Award course will enable you to develop your skills, knowledge and competence, building on your existing skills and knowledge in the areas of communications, business management, database methods, personal and professional development, work practice, eBusiness studies, marketing management and relational database.

Progression / Employment Opportunities

On successful completion of this 66-week course, you’ll have the skills to apply in your workplace or further your studies through Higher Education.

Applications for this course are now closed but stay tuned for more information in the coming months.

 

Digital Marketing – Online Course

This QQI Level 5 Minor Award will equip you with the skills required to manage customised digital marketing campaigns for your business. This practical, skills-based course is for you if you would like to upskill, using e-tools such as web analytics and social media monitoring to measure the effectiveness of your digital marketing campaign.

Progression / Employment Opportunities

On successful completion, you will receive a QQI Level 5 Minor Award, empowering you to develop, implement, manage and measure digital marketing campaigns.

Applications for this course are open. The next instance of this course starts on Tuesday, September 29th. 

Clicking on the Apply Now button to proceed with your application on FETCH (the national Further Education and Training Course Hub). Or, click on the Enquire Now button to open up a form for you to complete. You will then be contacted by a member of our team who will assist you with your enquiry.

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Database Methods – Online Course

This 18-week online course will equip you with the knowledge, skills, and competence to create and modify databases. You will learn how to perform a range of tasks including database files, tables, records, fields, queries, pivot tables, and reports.

Progression / Employment Opportunities

On successful completion, you will receive a QQI Level 5 Minor Award, empowering you to develop and implement your skills in the workplace.

Applications for this course are now closed but stay tuned for more information in the coming months.

ECDL Essentials – Online Course

This internationally recognised ICT qualification is designed to give you the skills to use a range of computer applications confidently and effectively. The online evening course is designed to cover core areas such as Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Online Essentials, Computer Essentials, Presentation and Using Databases.

This ECDL online course is designed for novice and intermediate computer users and requires no prior knowledge and skills.

Progression / Employment Opportunities

On successful completion, you will be able to complete a wide range of software applications to strengthen your skillset in the workplace.

Applications for this course are now closed but stay tuned for more information in the coming months.

 

ECDL Spreadsheets Advanced – Online Course

This ECDL certified online course will give you the skills to apply advanced formatting options, use functions, create charts and apply advanced chart formatting features, work with tables and lists to analyse, filter and sort data, and format a spreadsheet, all of which are important activities for a wide range of roles such as accountants, project managers, sales executives, engineers and many more.

Progression / Employment Opportunities

On successful completion, you will be able to communicate valuable business insights using spreadsheets.

Applications for this course are now closed but stay tuned for more information in the coming months.

Infection Prevention and Control – Online Course

This 5-week online course will you with the required skills, knowledge and competence to prevent and control infection within a health services setting. You will learn about the importance of infection control, the principles of infection control and application, the need for infection prevention and control in providing a safe environment, and the role in the prevention of the spread of infection.

Progression / Employment Opportunities

On successful completion, you will receive a QQI Level 5 Minor Award, empowering you to develop and implement your skills in the workplace.

Applications for this course are now closed but stay tuned for more information in the coming months.

Maritime Skills – Online Course

The course is designed to help you develop key skills required for future employment in the maritime industry. You will study navigation skills, safety at sea, VHF radio use, diesel engine maintenance and traditional boat building. Certification is through ISA. Safe Pass is included.

Progression / Employment Opportunities

On successful completion of this ISA (Irish Sailing Association) accredited course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge to seek employment in the maritime industry.

Applications for this course are open. The next instance of this course starts on Thursday, October 7th. 

Clicking on the Apply Now button to proceed with your application on FETCH (the national Further Education and Training Course Hub). Or, click on the Enquire Now button to open up a form for you to complete. You will then be contacted by a member of our team who will assist you with your enquiry.

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Regional Tour Guiding – Online Course

This 20-week course will equip you with the relevant knowledge, skills and competencies to work effectively as a Tour Guide. On this course you will learn how to plan and implement themed tour itineraries, demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of Irish and regional culture and develop a range of communication, information and customer care skills.

Progression / Employment Opportunities

On successful completion of this QQI Level 6 Minor Award course, you’ll have the skills to work as a Tour Guide in the tourism industry.

Applications for this course are open. The next instance of this course starts on Monday, November 8th. 

Clicking on the Apply Now button to proceed with your application on FETCH (the national Further Education and Training Course Hub). Or, click on the Enquire Now button to open up a form for you to complete. You will then be contacted by a member of our team who will assist you with your enquiry.

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Social Media with Multimedia for Business – Online Course

This course will equip you with the skills to successfully use social media as a marketing tool to grow a brand or product. On this 15-week course, you will gain an improved understanding of social media platforms for business such as Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. You will learn how to create graphics, develop skills in web development and communication. You will be able to identify target audiences and develop a marketing strategy using social media.

Progression / Employment Opportunities

On successful completion, you will have a solid understanding of using social media for business as well as effectively using multimedia tools to support your marketing efforts.

Applications for this course are open. The next instance of this course starts on Tuesday, September 21st. 

Clicking on the Enquire Now button to open up a form for you to complete. You will then be contacted by a member of our team who will assist you with your enquiry.

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Course Spotlight

Certificate in Leadership and Management

This course is for you if you have managerial responsibilities in the workplace but no formal training and would like to develop your abilities. It particularly supports practising team leaders seeking to move up to the next level of management, and managers who need to lead people through organisational change, budget cuts or other strategic measures.

Progression / Employment Opportunities

With a qualification aligned at Level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications, certification is awarded by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). On successful completion, your employees can progress to further upskilling available through Further Education and Training with Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board.

Applications for this course are open. The next instance of this course starts on Tuesday, September 21st. 

Click on the Enquire Now button to open up a form for you to complete. You will then be contacted by a member of our team who will assist you with your enquiry.

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Get in Touch

Talk to us today about how we can provide you with training opportunities, which fit in and around your business and work schedules.
Phone: Patricia on 087 177 1971
Email: skillstoadvance@lcetb.ie
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Limerick, V94 Y6H3
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