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If you are currently unemployed and fit the Skillnets definition of a job-seeker, you may be eligible to attend training with the network with no charge or impact on your social welfare payments or benefits.

Whilst our key focus is on the needs of member companies, we also offer a limited number of FREE places to those who are unemployed and seeking to increase their employment prospects through up-skilling in relevant training.

Availability: The network operates a “first come, first served” basis for all course bookings in relation to jobseeker places. If the course you want to attend is full you will be added to a waiting list. Preference will be given to candidates who have not already taken part in training with the network throughout the year in the interest of fairness to everyone.

Please note: Skillnets training programmes are part of a scheme agreed with the Department of Social Protection (DSP). An individual’s benefits and entitlements will remain unaffected by network training participation, subject to the normal social welfare rules.

Courses exceeding 20 days’ duration
Individuals in receipt of a Job-seekers payment or other payment must receive prior approval from their Social Welfare Local Offices/Scheme Area in order to participate on any Skillnets’ training programme which exceeds 20 days in duration. For example, Disability Allowance recipients should contact the Disability Allowance Section within DSP. ulearning Skillnet will require proof that approval has been given.

To find out if you are eligible to apply for one of our limited free places please see here

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