LTI – Athy Retail Skills

Athy Retail Skills

Now Enrolling

Commencing 24th June 2019

This project is designed to help unemployed people to acquire the basic IT, interpersonal  and vocational employment skills, and support them into further training, education or employment.

 The Athy Training Centre provides fulltime training for QQI Level 4 Major Award in Retail Skills over a period of 38 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.

Class of 2018 – Back – Gavin Lee Moore, Michaela Perse, Ella May Leonard, Sarah Robinson, Josephine Thackaberry Course Coordinator, Colm O’Callaghan Horticultural Tutor, Karla Keogh and Bernie Crosse Coordinator Front – Helen lynch, Printo Adams and Paschal Kavanagh

Class of 2019 – Back – Calum O’Rourke, Adrian Murray, Courtney Corr, Shauna Byrne, Sophie Redmond, Courtney Cummins Doyle, Lauren Byrne, Miriam Billa, Josee Masengu, Nikita Potts Front – Josephine Thackaberry Project Coordinator, Colm O’Callaghan Horticultural Tutor, Bernie Crosse Coordinator

 Modules Included:

All modules are compulsory 
  1. Retail Payment Procedures
  2. Retail Sales Techniques
  3. Stock Control
  4. Communications
  5. Customer Service
  6. Teamworking
  7. Information Technology Skills
  8. Plant ID, Care & Maintenance
  9. Work Experience – 3 weeks work experience placement


Presentation Day

Colm O’Callaghan Horticultural Tutor, Josephine Thackaberry Project Coordinator, Pat Leogue General Manager CKLP, Josie Masengu


Ella May Leonard, Josephine Thackaberry Course Coordinator, Paschal Kavanagh, Colm O’Callaghan Horticultural Tutor and Sarah Robinson


Orla McGee Training Standards Officer KWETB, Courtney Cummins Doyle, Courtney Corr, Josephine Thackaberry Coordinator, Lauren Byrne, Calum O’Rourke, Sheila Bradley Senior Development Officer KWETB

Open Day

Orla McGee Training Standards Officer KWETB, Laura Whelan Youth Employment Support Worker CKLP, Bernie Crosse Assistant Coordinator, Josephine Thackaberry Coordinator, Colm O’Callaghan Horticultural Tutor, Geraldine Hewson Employment Support Worker CKLP, Sheila Bradley Senior Development Officer KWETB

Steps to secure a place:

  1. 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)
  2. When places become available, you will be contacted for an interview to assess your suitability for the course.
  3. If you are suitable for the course, you will be called by SOLAS to start.
  4. During the course, you may receive a SOLAS payment, if eligible (some social entitlements may also be affected).
  5. You are welcome to meet with the tutors to discuss the course in more detail. Please ring in advance to make an appointment.

Contact: Josephine or Bernie (Course Coordinators)

Phone: (059) 8640945


Facebook: Athy Retail Skills

Location: Woodstock Street, Athy, Co. Kildare



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