These projects are designed to help unemployed people to acquire basic IT, interpersonal and vocational employment skills, and support them into further training, education or employment.
Learning is trainee-centred and delivered through a combination of formal tuition, practical assignments, workshops and work experience and the projects are designed to meet the needs of individuals in their own communities.
Athy Training Centre
The Athy Training Centre provides fulltime training for QQI Level 4 Major Award in Retail Skills over a period of 35 weeks. The aim of this programme is to provide learners with the opportunity to excel at retail skills such as stock control and till operation, interpersonal and communication skills and IT competence in order to progress into employment in the retail sector or continue further training.
They offer an interactive learning experience along with the training to empower you to gain a job in the retail market.
Certification with a QQI Level 4 Major Award in Retail Skills. Full time 35 week training in a friendly learning environment
The Athy Training Centre provides full time training in 35 weeks to achieve a QQI Level 4 Major Award in Retail Skills. The aim of this programme is to provide unemployed clients with an opportunity to acquire retail skills such as stock control, till operation, interpersonal and communication skills and IT competence in order to progress into employment in the retail sector or continue further training.
All modules are compulsory Retail Payment Procedures;
- Retail Sales Techniques
- Stock Control
- Customer Service
- Plant Propagation
- Information Technology Skills
- Work Experience – 3 weeks work experience placement
“I really enjoyed completing the portfolios and all the work involved, as I feel very prepared to work within any retail environment now. I have made lifelong friends during the course with similar goals as myself to work in as Retail Sales Assistant. The course was delivered at a relaxed pace, it was very enjoyable and as we got to know each other well and so, we were able to have a laugh and a chat”. Aimee Genockey
“I really enjoyed this course as I found myself learning new skills every day and this helped me step by step to achieve my goals. I gained a lot of confidence in myself while my classmates and I worked as a team. Our co-ordinators were also very supportive in helping us to reach our full potential. The modules on this course have prepared me for all situations while working in a retail environment. I have gained the confidence and communication skills required to effectively perform excellent customer service”.
We offer an interactive learning experience along with the training to empower you to gain a job in the retail market.
Steps to secure a place:
- Register your interest for the course by contacting Obair in Athy Phone: 059 8632685 or call into your local DSP Employment Services/Intreo office (Carlow/Newbridge/Portlaoise)
- When places become available, you will be contacted for an interview to assess your suitability for the course.
- If you are suitable for the course, you will be called by SOLAS to start.
- During the course, you will receive a SOLAS payment, if eligible (some social entitlements may also be affected).
- You are welcome to meet with the tutors to discuss the course in more detail. Please ring in advance to make an appointment.
- Phone Josephine and Bernie on 059 8640945
E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Woodstock Street, Athy, Co. Kildare
Contact: Bernie or Josephine
phone: (059) 8640945
Newbridge Foundation for Employment
This 36 week project based in Newbridge provides a Level 3 Major Award in Employment Skills. It has been designed to meet the needs of unemployed people who want to work but are finding it difficult to progress into further training or education, community employment or employment because of a deficit in basic education and personal skills. Learners will also receive on-going individual guidance and support in relation to their career path and objectives.
Location: c/o Newbridge Town FC, Station Rd., Newbridge, Co. Kildare.
Contact: Mary or Ciara
phone: 045 432121
Naas Retail Skills
This 30 week programme offers a Level 4 Major Award in Retail Skills. The aim of this programme is to provide unemployed clients with an opportunity to acquire employment skills – specific retail skills such as stock control and till operation, interpersonal and communication skills and IT competence in order to progress into employment in the retail sector or continue further training.
Please click here for more detailed information. You can also read an article about the course with comments from the group who finished in June 2017, which gives you a flavour of the course (Naas Retail Skills Article).
Courses are continued through the summer with the next course due to start mid-June. If you are interested, please contact us for further information.
Location: Jigginstown Commercial Centre, Naas, Co Kildare
Contact: Eleanor or Miriam
Phone: (045) 895450
Naas Employment Skills
This programme offers trainees the opportunity to complete Level 3 Major Award in Employment Skills. Learners will be better equipped with the necessary computer, office and clerical skills to gain employment in the general clerical/administration/ office work areas.
The programme aims to build confidence levels and improve presentation, teamwork and communication and mathematical skills.
Some of the modules included are Communications, Work Experience, Desktop Publishing, Word Processing, Digital Media, Communications, Personal Effectiveness, Application of numbers and Spreadsheets.
Location: Jigginstown Commercial Centre, Naas, Co. Kildare
Contact: Cathal or Laura
phone: (045) 895450