Skills for Work Programme | SFWP

Course modules

Communication Skills
Workplace Language Support
Basic IT Skills
Basic Literacy
Health and Safety Awareness
Personal Effectiveness
Personal Development

Course Information

The Skills for Work Programme is a part-time education and training initiative. It is aimed at people who are in employment and who may have left school early or whose skills may be out of date. The project aims to upgrade the skills, enhance the career prospects, and promote the educational advancement of adult workers who have minimum levels of formal education. It also aims to promote awareness of the value of lifelong learning throughout adult life. This initiative is 100% funded by the Government of Ireland under the Department of Education and Skills. A Skills for Work (SFW) project may include a variety of subjects which support the educational needs of the employee. The programme is offered on company premises where possible, the local Education and Training Board, Adult Education Service, or an alternative convenient location. In North County Dublin the Local Education and Training Board is DDLETB, (Dublin Dun Laoghaire ETB) A SFW programme is designed and delivered in a flexible and adaptable way to meet the needs of the employer and the employee.


Participants who engage with the Skills for Work programme may upskill in various areas.  Progression is available to QQI level 4 programmes within the Adult Education Service and to QQI levels 5 & 6 through the Skills to Advance initiative.

Entry Requirements

Employees must be full or part-time paid employment. Have few, out-dated or no educational qualifications. Over 18 years of age.


Can be achieved at levels QQI Level 3 or Level 4 if required.


Through arrangements with employers/employees.  Usually 2 – 3 hours per week over 12 weeks


Adult Education Service Balbriggan, Adult Education Service Swords, Employers Premises, variety of locations throughout North County Dublin



*Courses can be tailored to meet needs of Employers/Employees