A Traineeship combines learning in the classroom and experience in the workplace to improve employment outcomes for participants and increase retention and productivity in the sector.

Partner Employers provide work-based learning opportunities and collaborate with Education and Training Boards (ETBs) on existing and new programmes to identify skills gaps in different sectors and industries.

Over 75 programmes are available nationally in a range of industries with new Traineeships being developed on an ongoing basis by (ETBs). You'll find a list of Traineeships below.

Traineeships:

  • Lead to an award at NFQ Levels 4-6, or equivalent.

  • Are between 6-20 months in duration.

  • Include at least 30% of learning on-the-job.

  • Combine transversal and technical skills development.

  • Are designed for flexible delivery – online, face-to-face, blended learning.

  • Provide open access to prospective trainees, unemployed people may be eligible for income support.

  • The traineeships available respond to an identified industry skills need.

Please Note: Not all Traineeships detailed below will be available nationally at all times and elements of Traineeships may vary (in content, award, duration, etc). The following provides a general overview of Traineeships available, further information on programmes available in your area can be obtained from your local ETB.

Types of Traineeships

Agriculture, Horticulture and Mariculture

Greenkeeping: Provides skills and knowledge required to achieve QQI-FE Level 4 in Horticulture. Content can include Horticultural Science, Safe Horticultural Practice and Hard Landscape Construction. This traineeship typically lasts for 48 weeks and includes a minimum of 30% on-the-job training.

Animal Science

Animal Care: Provides skills and knowledge to administer to needs of animals in a range of care contexts. Content can include Animal Autonomy and Physiology, Animal Behaviour, and Veterinary Assisting Skills. This traineeship typically lasts 43 weeks and includes 30% on-the-job training. Under completion, trainees may receive QQI-FE Level 5 in Animal Care.

Business

Business Administration: Provides trainees with administrative skills to work in a range of business contexts. Content can include audio transcription, bookkeeping and payroll, manual and computerised. This traineeship typically lasts 47 weeks and includes a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a QQI-FE Level 5 in Business Administration.

Business Systems Service Technician: Provides trainees with skills and knowledge to carry out the installation, configuration, maintenance and support of business equipment and networks. Content can include computer literacy, analogue electronics and business print systems. This traineeship typically lasts 33 weeks and includes a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a QQI-FE Level 6 component award.

Legal Administration: Provides trainees with the administrative skills to deliver support in a law office. Content can include office administration, audio transcription and handling case management systems. This traineeship typically lasts 51 weeks and includes a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a QQI-FE Level 5 in Office Administration.

Medical Administration: Provides trainees with the administrative skills to deliver support in a medical office. Content can include medical terminology and medical records management. This traineeship typically lasts 32 weeks and includes a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a QQI-FE Level 5 in Office Administration.

Office Administration: Equips trainees with the skills to provide administrative support through office equipment, computer applications, managing filing systems and diaries. Content can include audio transcription, bookkeeping and database methods. This traineeship typically lasts 47 weeks and includes a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a QQI-FE Level 5 in Office Administration.

Supervisory Management Leadership: This is a traineeship for people in employment and will provide an opportunity for upskilling, retraining or professional development. The programme content is customised to address the particular needs of the employer and industry with a focus on supervisory management and leadership. This traineeship typically lasts 31 weeks and includes a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a QQI-FE Level 6 component award.

Supervisory Management for Hospitality: This is a traineeship for people in employment and will provide skills in supervisory management. This traineeship typically lasts 32 weeks and includes a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a QQI-FE Level 6 in Supervisory Management.

Care

Early Childhood Care and Education: Provides the skills to work in a range of early childhood care settings. Content can include child development and creative arts for early childhood. This traineeship typically lasts 44 weeks and includes a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a QQI-FE Level 5 in Early Childhood Care and Education.

Health Service Skills: Provides the skills to work in a variety of healthcare settings. Content can include anatomy and physiology and infection prevention and control. This traineeship typically lasts 47 weeks and includes a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a QQI-FE Level 5 in Health Service Skills.

Healthcare Support: Provides the skills to deliver effective healthcare support. Content can include infection prevention and control and palliative care support. This traineeship typically lasts 49 weeks and includes a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a QQI-FE Level 5 in Healthcare Support.

Social and Community Care: Provides trainees with the skills and knowledge to work in social care settings such as family and community groups, respite care, residential units and care of the elderly. Content can include human growth and development and first aid response. This traineeship typically lasts 43 weeks and includes a minimum of 30% on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a QQI-FE Level 5 in Community Care.

Special Needs with Intellectual Studies: Provides trainees with the skills and knowledge to work with individuals who require assistance for disabilities that may be medical, mental, or psychological. Content can include challenging behaviour, community inclusion and facilitating learning. This traineeship typically lasts 43 weeks and includes a minimum of 30% on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a QQI-FE Level 5 in Intellectual Disability Practice.

Youth Work: Provides the skills to to carry out youth work, in particular developing and maintaining relationships with young people so that they can reach their full potential. This traineeship typically lasts 78 weeks and includes a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a QQI-FE Level 6 in Community Development.

Construction

Construction Skills for Employment: Provides trainees with the skills and knowledge for a career in construction. Content can include general health, safety and welfare in the workplace, principles of building construction and productive working practices. This traineeship typically lasts 33 weeks and includes a minimum of 30% on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a City and Guilds Level 2 certification in Construction Operations.

Interior Systems: Provides the skills required for employment and progression in dry lining finishing, ceiling fixtures and partitioning. Content can include conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace and installing suspending ceiling systems. This traineeship typically lasts 46 weeks and includes a minimum of 30% on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a City and Guilds Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Interior Systems (Construction).

Overhead Lines Operative: Provides the skills and knowledge to undertake a range of roles within the electrical overhead power line sector. Content can include electrical power engineering and equipment, and plant and transport. This traineeship typically lasts 36 weeks and includes a minimum of 30% on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a City and Guilds Diploma in Electrical Power Engineering - Overhead Lines.

Engineering

Aircraft Maintenance Technician: Provides the skills to work in the construction and maintenance of modern aircraft. Content can include air legislation and basic aerodynamics. This traineeship typically lasts 119 weeks with a minimum of 30% on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive EASA Part-66 Category A Aircraft Maintenance Licence.

Aircraft Structures Technician: Provides the skills to carry out structural inspection, maintenance and repairs. Content can include advanced aeronautical sheet metal work and air legislation. This traineeship typically lasts 79 weeks with a minimum of 30% on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive EASA Part-66 Category A Aircraft Maintenance Licence.

Architectural Technology and Computer-Aided Design: Provides trainees with the skills to work in an architect’s office. Content can include architectural drawing and computer-aided draughting. This traineeship typically lasts 36 weeks with a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a QQI-FE Level 5 in Computer-Aided Design.

Computer-Aided Design: Provides training in various computer-aided design software packages. Content can include 2D and 3D computer-aided design. This traineeship typically lasts 51 weeks with a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a City and Guilds Level 2 or 3 certificate in computer-aided design.

Engineering and Motor Technology Skills: Provides the skills to work in the engineering and motor sector. Content can include auto electricity and computer-aided design. This traineeship typically lasts 52 weeks and includes a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a QQI-FE Level 5 in Motor Technology and a Welding Certification.

Engineering OEM: Provides trainees with the skills and knowledge for career progression within engineering. Content can include auto electricity and electronics. This traineeship typically lasts 189 weeks and includes a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a QQI-FE Level 5 in Engineering Technology.

Engineering Operations: Provides essential engineering sector skills. Content can include bench fitting techniques and principles of engineering technology. This traineeship typically lasts 37 weeks with a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Mechanical Engineering.

Engineering Precision Manufacturing: Provides essential engineering sector skills. Content can include engineering health and safety and engineering principles. This traineeship typically lasts 33 weeks with a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering.

Engineering Technology: Provides trainees already in employment with the skills to progress in the industry. Content can include materials science and engineer drawing. This traineeship typically lasts 58 weeks with a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a QQI-FE Level 5 in Engineering Technology.

Laboratory Assistant: Provides the skills to work in laboratories. Content can include food chemistry, microbiology and soil science. This traineeship typically lasts 37 weeks with a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a QQI-FE Level 5 in Laboratory Techniques.

Welding Fabrication: Provides the skills to gain employment as a welder or fabricator. Content can include machine tools and manual metal arc welding. This traineeship typically lasts 39 weeks with a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a City and Guilds Level 3 in Platework Fabrication of Materials, Welding.

Wind Turbine Maintenance: Provides the skills to work in wind turbine maintenance. Content can include fault location and diagnosis and environmental protection. This traineeship typically lasts 39 weeks and includes a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a City and Guilds Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Electrical Power Engineering.

Fashion & Beauty

Beauty Therapist: Provides the skills to work as a beauty therapist. Content can include anatomy and physiology, facial electrical treatments and thermal auricular therapy. This traineeship typically lasts 53 weeks and includes a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive an ITEC and CIBTAC certification.

Beauty with Make-up Artistry: Provides the skills and knowledge to work in fashion, theatre and media make-up. Content can include beauty therapy services, fashion and photographic make-up. This traineeship typically lasts 42 weeks and includes a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a range of certificate including n ITEC Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Specialists and an ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology.

Hairdressing: Traineeships are available for people in or seeking employment which provide the skills to work in a salon environment and pursue a career in the hairdressing industry. Content can include client consultation for hair services, colour and lightening and the art of dressing hair. This traineeship typically lasts 195 weeks and includes a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Women's and Men's Hairdressing.

Finance

Accounts Executive: Provides the skills to pursue a career as a chartered public accountant. Content can include accounting, business law and professional ethics. This course typically lasts 55 weeks with a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a Chartered Public Accountants (Formation 1) Certificate in Business and Accounting.

Certified Accountancy Pathway: Provides the skills to become a certified accountant. Content can include accounting in business and financial accounting. This traineeship typically lasts 52 weeks with a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive an Association of Chartered Certified Accountants Diploma in Accounting and Business.

Financial Administration: Provides the administrative skills to work in a financial environment. Content can include manual and computerised bookkeeping, business administration skills and insurance and banking studies. This traineeship typically lasts 46 weeks and includes a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a QQI-FE Level 5 in Business Administration.

Hospitality

Barista: This traineeship is for people currently in employment and provides the skills and knowledge to work as a barista. Content can include customer services in the retail sector and barista skills. This traineeship typically lasts 31 weeks and includes a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a City and Guilds Level 2 Award.

Barista and Bartending Skills: Provides trainees with the skills to work in the hospitality sector. Content can include barista skills, beverage product knowledge, food safety and hygiene. This traineeship typically lasts 27 weeks and includes a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a City and Guilds Level 2 Award in Barista Skills or Professional Bartending.

Food and Beverage Service: Provides trainees with the skills to work in the bar and restaurant service sector. Content can include customer service in the hospitality and catering industry and food safety and hygiene. This traineeship typically lasts 26 weeks and includes a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Food and Beverage Service.

Hospitality Level 4: Provides trainees with the skills to work in hospitality in front of house. Content can include customer service in the hospitality and catering industry, menu knowledge and design. This traineeship typically lasts 37 weeks and includes a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Food and Beverage Service.

Hospitality Level 5: Provides the skills to work in hospitality. Content can include accommodation techniques, reception and frontline office skills and restaurant skills. This traineeship typically lasts 44 weeks and includes a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a QQI-FE Level 5 in Hospitality Operations.

Patisserie and Confectionery: Provides the skills to further a career in the hospitality and catering sector. Content can include practical gastronomy, principles of food safety supervision for catering and the production of biscuits, cake and sponges. This traineeship typically lasts 48 weeks and includes a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Professional Patisserie and Confectionery.

ICT

Automated Software Testing: Provides the skills to work in the ICT sector. Content can include creating a procedural computer programme and fundamentals of database administration. This traineeship typically lasts 46 weeks with a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a City and Guilds Certificate of Unit Credits in ICT Professional Competence.

Digital Sales and Marketing: Provides the skills to work in the digital marketing sector. Content can include brand development and website creation. This traineeship typically lasts 48 weeks and includes a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Digital Marketing.

ICT Systems and Principles for IT Professionals: Provides the skills to work in software development. Content can include effective communication in business, event driven programming solutions and object-orientated programming. This traineeship typically lasts 79 weeks and includes a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a City and Guilds Level 4 Diploma for ICT Professionals Systems and Principles.

IT Network Security: Provides the skills to work within technical support and ICT security systems. Content can include ICT systems monitoring and operation and network management and security. This traineeship typically lasts 29 weeks with a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma ICT Systems and Principles.

IT Support Specialist: An IT support specialist traineeship provides trainees with the skills and knowledge to install and maintain core hardware and operating systems. Content can include communications, practical application and MTA security fundamentals. This traineeship typically lasts 56 weeks and includes a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a CompTIA and Microsoft Certification.

Software Developer: A software developer traineeship provides trainees with the skills and knowledge to work in business or IT sectors. Content can include. This traineeship typically lasts 58 weeks and includes a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a CompTIA, Microsoft and Oracle Certification.

Tech Support Engineer: A tech support engineer traineeship provides trainees with the skills and knowledge to manage a virtual or physical network. Content can include Comptia Network+ 2012 N10-006, identity with Windows Server 2016 and VMware VCP-DCV. This traineeship typically lasts 58 weeks and includes a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a CompTIA, Microsoft, VMware Certification.

Transport, Distribution and Logistics

Bus and Coach Driving (Pilot): Provides the skills to obtain employment driving LPSVs. Content can include digital tachograph and technical standards for LPSVs, first aid response and manual handling. This traineeship typically lasts 28 weeks and includes a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a Road Safety Authority Class D Driving Licence/Certificate of Professional Competence.

HGV Driving (Pilot): Provides the skills to obtain employment driving rigid and artic body heavy goods vehicles. Content can include customer service in logistics and an introduction to warehousing. This traineeship typically lasts 33 weeks and includes a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a Road Safety Authority, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, RTITB and PHECC Certification.

Logistics and Distribution: Provides the skills to work in a range of logistics and distribution environments. Content can include freight forwarding, inventory control and purchasing. This traineeship typically lasts 45 weeks and includes a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a QQI-FE Level 5 in Logistics and Distribution.

Manufacturing Supply Chain and Customer Service Logistics: Provides the skills and knowledge to work in a range of logistics and distribution environments. Content can include freight forwarding, inventory control and warehousing. This traineeship typically lasts 30 weeks and includes a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a QQI Level 5 Award in Logistics and Distribution.

Supply Chain Logistics: Provides the skills and knowledge to manage effective and efficient supply chain services. Content can include business and finance management, purchasing and procurement and inventory management. This traineeship typically lasts 52 weeks and includes a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a QQI-FE Level 6 in Supply Chain Logistics.

Van Delivery Driver: Provides the skills and knowledge to work as a delivery driver in the transport industry. Content can include stock control and workplace safety. This traineeship typically lasts 27 weeks and includes a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a QQI-FE Level 4 in Employment Skills; RTITB; RSA and PHECC.

Manufacturing

Aircraft Spray Painting: Provides the skills and knowledge to work as an aircraft surface finisher. Content can include applying aircraft paint finishes and applying transfers, decals and livery to aircraft. This traineeship typically lasts 26 weeks and includes a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering (Aircraft Surface Finishing).

Cleanroom and Packaging Operations: Provides the skills to work in a Cleanroom within a life sciences environment. Content can include cleanroom operations and good manufacturing practice. This traineeship typically lasts 36 weeks and includes a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a QQI-FE Level 5 in Component Certificate.

CNC (Computer Numeric Control) Operator: Provides the skills to progress in the engineering sector. Content can include information technology and computer-aided manufacturing processes. This traineeship typically lasts 29 weeks and includes a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Engineering - Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering.

Life Sciences Manufacturing Operations: Provides trainees with the skills to work in the life sciences industry. Content can include bioprocessing and cleanroom operations. This traineeship typically lasts 52 weeks and includes a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a QQI-FE Level 5 in Life Sciences Manufacturing Operations.

Machine Tool Operations: Provides the skills to work in a manufacturing environment. Content can include turning, milling and career planning. This traineeship typically lasts 36 weeks and includes a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a QQI-FE Level 5 in Machine Tool Operations.

Manufacturing Technician Maintenance Skills Technology: Provides the skills and knowledge to work in a process maintenance technician role in a manufacturing setting. Content can include control systems and mechanical maintenance skills. This traineeship typically lasts 49 weeks and includes a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a QQI-FE Level 6 Maintenance Skills Technology.

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing: Provides the skills and knowledge to work in the life sciences industry. Content can include health, safety and environmental awareness, plant utilities and unit operations. This traineeship typically lasts 27 weeks and includes a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a QQI-FE Level 5 in Life Sciences Manufacturing Operations.

Quality Management (Quality Assurance): Provides the skills to work in quality assurance techniques and procedures. Content can include quality assurance and principals of calibration. This traineeship typically lasts 49 weeks with a minimum of 30 percent of on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a QQI-FE Level 6 in Supervisory Management for Manufacturing.

Media

Animation: Provides the skills and knowledge to pursue further education, training or direct entry into the animation industry. Content can include animation drawing studies, computer illustrated graphics and information technology skills. This traineeship typically lasts 37 weeks and includes a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a QQI-FE Level 5 in Creative Media.

Broadcast Production Skills: Provides trainees with the skills and knowledge to plan and produce a broad range of media projects across a multitude of platforms. Content can include commercial video production, lighting for film and TV and online broadcasting. This traineeship typically lasts 55 weeks and includes a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a City and Guilds Accredited Training.

Digital Media Production Skills: Provides trainees with the skills and knowledge to design, develop and produce a broad range of new media content for a multitude of digital platforms. Content can include commercial video production, digital photography and video production techniques. This traineeship typically lasts 55 weeks and includes a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive City and Guilds Accreditation.

Radio Production & Digital Journalism: Provides the skills and knowledge to pursue a career in the media industry. Content can include producing creative audio, recording sound and storytelling and journalism. This traineeship typically lasts 53 weeks and includes a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a City and Guilds Accreditation.

Sports Broadcasting: Provides the skills and knowledge to work in the broadcasting sector. Content can include broadcasting presentation skills, film editing and radio news broadcasting. This traineeship typically lasts 80 weeks and includes a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a QQI-FE Level 6 in Broadcasting.

Retail

Builders Merchants Sales: Provides the skills and knowledge to work in the retail sector. Content can include communications, customer service and retail sales techniques. This traineeship typically lasts 26 weeks and includes a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a QQI-FE Level 4 in Retail Skills.

Pharmacy Sales Assistant: Provides the skills and knowledge to work in the pharmacy retail sector. Content can include customer service, grooming and skincare and product knowledge. This traineeship typically lasts 49 weeks and includes a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a QQI-FE Level 4 in Retail Skills.

Retail Associate: Provides the skills and knowledge to work in a retail environment. Content can include customer service, product knowledge and stock management. This traineeship typically lasts 24 weeks and includes a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Retail Skills.

Retail Skills Health and Beauty: Provides the skills and knowledge to work in the pharmacy retail sector. Content can include customer service, grooming and skincare and stock control. This traineeship typically lasts 39 weeks and includes a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a QQI-FE Level 4 in Retail Skills.

Sports and Leisure

Equestrian International Instructor BHSAI: Provides essential equine industry skills. Content can include child welfare and protection in coaching and horse knowledge and care. This traineeship typically lasts 59 weeks and includes a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive British Horse Society Horse Knowledge and Care-Stage 3 certification.

Outdoor Activity Instructor: Provides the skills and knowledge to work as an outdoor pursuits activity instructor. Content can include child welfare and protection, mountain skills and rescue emergency care. This traineeship typically lasts 47 weeks and includes a minimum of 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a range of relevant certificates including Mountaineering Ireland Mountain Skills Certificate and Irish Canoeing Level 3 Skills.

Sports Recreation and Exercise: Provides trainees with the skills to work in a variety of sports-related contexts or to progress to further or higher education and training. Content can include sports anatomy and physiology, nutrition and first aid response. This traineeship typically lasts 58 weeks and includes 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a QQI-FE Level 5 in Sports, Recreation and Exercise.

Surf Instructor & Beach Lifeguard: Provides the skills to work within the aquatic sports sector. Content can include aquatic first aid and emergency response, lifeguarding skills and adventure activities. This traineeship typically lasts 32 weeks and includes 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a range of relevant certificates including an Irish Surfing Association Surf Instructor Level 1 certificate and a certificate in Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council Aquatic First Aid and Cardiac First Response.

Tourism

Local and National Tour Guiding: Provides trainees with the skills and knowledge to lead guides and tour management services for tourists visiting and travelling in Ireland. Content can include Irish national heritage and culture, Irish tour guiding and national tour guiding management. This traineeship typically lasts 26 weeks and includes 30 percent on-the-job training. Upon completion, trainees may receive a QQI-FE Level 6 in National Tour Guiding.

Please Note: Not all Traineeships detailed below will be available nationally at all times and elements of Traineeships may vary (in content, award, duration, etc). The Traineeships listed above provide a general overview of those available. Further information on programmes available in your area can be obtained from your local ETB.

Traineeship is co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programmes for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020.

For more information contact: traineeship@solas.ie

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