SOLAS (Formerly FÁS) has increased the range of training options available to Job Seekers to assist their re-entry into the labour market.
Further Education and Training or FET, offers a wide variety of life-long education options to anyone over 18. FET includes apprenticeships, traineeships, Post Leaving Cert (PLC) courses, community and adult education as well as basic literacy and numeracy services. FET courses and programmes are provided through the Education and Training Board network throughout the country as well as through other local providers including online through SOLAS’ eCollege. FetchCourses courses are provided at levels one to six on the National Qualifications Framework.
FetchCourses.ie is a course search for Further Education & Training in Ireland.
Courses, such as Specific Skills Training and Traineeships which lead to major awards on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) will continue to be offered.
SOLAS also offers a number of short courses (typically 2 modules) as well as evening courses, Online Courses and Blended Learning Courses which lead to component certification and/or industry recognised certification.
Clients can view information on Training Programmes, search for a course or discuss training options with an Employment Services Officer by contacting their local Employment Services Office or Training Centre.
Other sectoral training includes:
The Local Training Initiative (LTI) is a project-based training and work experience programme carried out in the local community run by local community groups. LTI allows local communities to carry out valuable and necessary projects of benefit to their communities, while at the same time training learners in areas related to the project work so that they can go on to gain employment or progress to further training.
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