Have you aways wanted a career tackling climate change and supporting sustainable development in Ireland?

There are over 50 green Further Education and Training (FET) skills programmes provided by Education and Training Boards across the country. These courses are available to you whether you’ve just left school, want to upskill for future roles or return to work.

Courses are also available to organisations who would like to upskill their existing staff to meet industry demands.

Post Leaving Cert

Whether you’re looking for a pathway to university, to try out a course in this space, or direct entry into employment, there is a world of opportunity on offer through FET.

From Applied Biodiversity & Ecology to Pre-University Environmental Studies to Tourism & Ecotourism, taking on a PLC through FET can take you to a broad range of exciting careers tackling climate change.

Visit your local Education and Training Board or ETB to find Green Skills courses near you.

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Near Zero Energy Building (NZEB) Courses

These courses train learners to develop buildings that have a very high energy performance. NZEB courses provide learners with a much sought-after skill set, now that all buildings across Ireland are now required to be built to the NZEB standard.

NZEB Centres of Excellence have been set up in three locations across the country to provide training in all areas of NZEB and Retrofit, including starter programmes, conversion courses, upskilling and post-apprenticeship courses.

NZEB training is currently available in Laois and Offaly ETB, Waterford Wexford ETB and Limerick Clare ETB.

Centres are due to open in Cork ETB, Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim ETB and City of Dublin ETB in the near future.

Subsidised Up-skilling and Re-skilling

Flexible and subsidised upskilling and reskilling opportunities are available through the Skills to Advance initiative to develop awareness in sustainability issues and extend career opportunities in the green economy for employees, employers and the unemployed.

Contact your local Education and Training Board or ETB to find subsidised Green Skills courses under the Skills to Advance initiative near you.

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Green Skills Modules

Many existing FET courses have been updated to include Green Skills modules. Contact your local ETB to find Green Skills Courses near you.

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