FÁS offers training courses suited to the needs of jobseekers looking for employment. Specially designed training programmes allow Apprentices to qualify as craftspeople.
FÁS has increased the range of training options available to Job Seekers to assist their re-entry into the labour market. 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. FÁS 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 FÁS Employment Services Office or Training Centre.
Employees wishing to further their training and improve their knowledge, skills base and competence can undertake Employee Training in a range of industries from clothing to transport according to demand. FÁS encourages this education in the workplace and the improvement of skills for work, or ‘upskilling’, through its One Step Up initiative.
Other sectoral training includes the Construction Skills Certification Scheme and Safe Pass for those interested in construction and Screen Training Ireland for those seeking a career in the film industry.
Details about Working and Training Abroad include various international Graduate Programmes, as well as practical information such as necessary documentation.
FÁS offers dedicated services aimed at providing eligible people with an opportunity to participate in community life through community based training programmes and work experience. Information on training and employment for people with disabilities or special needs, including Specialist Training Providers, as well as other social inclusion programmes can be foundon the FÁS website.