Marsh Mackey Recruitment - Returning to work safely

Master Remote & Virtual Working

Register your interest to be fully versed in managing remote workers here

Occupational Social Distancing and Remote Working Potential in Ireland

Economic Considerations for Reinstating Economic Activity - an assessment of the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic focusing on those sectors of the economy that have been most heavily impacted here

Retail Apprenticeship Supervision Programme 

This programme is 100% funded – no registration fee and is targeting existing retail employees identified by their employer as future managers.  Participants attend college 2 to 3 days per month for 2 years. For more see here

Local Enterprise Office Supports:

Small Firms Association (SFA) supported by Skillnet Ireland offer free mentoring programme: 

Free mentoring programme provided via the Small Firms Association and supported by Skillnet Ireland for private businesses with less than 250 employees.

Further details and press release at

Government approves details of Restart Grant for small businesses


Department of Business, Enterprise & Innovation

Minister Humphreys announces major expansion of business supports for SMEs

OECD page on Covid-19:

  • The OECD has developed a Covid 19page to provide information on international responses/learning from the crisis, and gives specific sectoral policy briefs -

Sales Apprenticeship - Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim Education and Training Board

MSLETB Online Sales Apprenticeship programme is commencing Monday 14th of September running until the end of 2020. The programme commences with a 2 week induction - approx 3 hours per day online.   An online Workplace Mentor's briefing will take place on Tuesday 8th September for nominated mentors. For a short video, an Employers Information Brochure and details of registering an expression of interest please see this link 

Your Future.Your Skills

Your Future.Your Skills. launching this week, is an innovative initiative with the purpose of recognising the skills and experience of those employed and recently unemployed in the Irish Hospitality Industry. Your Future.Your Skills is a collaborative project between lead partner Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board and Dublin and Dun Laoghaire ETB, Kilkenny and Carlow ETB and City and Guilds.The Global Certification allows those working in hospitality to gain a professional recognition for their skills and experience against an international benchmark, in the form of a digital badge. 

Digital Badges are the latest technology in skills certification, they provide a secure way to showcase achievements online, through a single click.The Global Certification is fully funded by Solas. There is no cost to the applicant. Eileen Cullen, Area Training Manager for KWETB says ‘We recognise that the Hospitality sector has been significantly hit by the Covid-19 global health crisis. This sector is a pillar of the Irish economy. We would like to support the people who make up this important sector, enabling them to achieve a certification of the skills they have worked hard to achieve’. To apply simply visit, choose the digital badge you would like to apply for and we will guide you through the rest. Your Future. Your Skills. is supported by Fáilte Ireland and the Irish Hotels Federation.

Maynooth University Post Graduate Programmes

KWETB Oneline SkillsHub

Enterprise Ireland Business Response -COVID-19

  • Enterprise Ireland Business Response – Covid 19 - eilearn

    Enterprise Ireland has a number of supports available to help businesses mitigate the impact of Covid-19 (Coronavirus). Enterprise Ireland is working with all government stakeholders to ensure that businesses are prepared and informed on the most up-to-date advice and supports available.

    Aligned to the content and supports available on the main Enterprise Ireland Corporate Site, in conjunction with some of our educational partners and providers, we have curated specific content for businesses in response to queries from clients.  This content will be updated daily from our partners and news sites.  For further information see here

Screen Skills Ireland / Screen Skillnet / Animation Skillnet -  free online courses & supports

Trainers Learning Skillnet Courses

 SOLAS - eCollege

  • Online tutor supported courses with eCollege.  In response to the COVID-19 situation courses are temporarily being made available FREE of charge to over 16s.  Visit eCollege for more information

Skills to Advance – Certificate in Leadership and Management Level 6

Delivered as part of the Skills to Advance initiative, which offers highly subsidised upskilling and reskilling opportunities for employees delivered by the ETB's 

Free ICDL training as response to ongoing Covid-19 crisis:

ICDL, formerly known as ECDL, is now free on to support those affected by the ongoing Covid-19 crisis 

Free online Lean Sigma course from IT Sligo

NALA Covid-19 supports

Many people are feeling overwhelmed by the amount of information around COVID-19 but for the one in six adults (521,000) with unmet literacy and numeracy needs in Ireland, it is more challenging. NALA is focussing on supporting these adults during this time with:


Freephone support line 1 800 20 20 65 to talk to adults about brushing up their reading, writing and digital skills. We also help with reading and understanding health information, particularly around COVID-19. 

The public can also Freetext LEARN to 50050 and we will call them back.

We are open Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5pm.


Distance learning service with tutors working with adults over the telephone to brush up on their literacy, numeracy or digital skills. It is free and confidential. We also have an online interactive website where you can practise your skills and work towards a QQI Certificate -


Developing and promoting a list of COVID-19 words and terms explained in plain English. You can also download this here. We are sharing this list with learners, education and community services, HSE, the Department of Health,, health services and others in the fight against COVID-19. Please feel free to link to it or use the explanations.


Fun learning activities that parents can do with their children at home -


The Plain English editing and training service is running as normal

If there is anything NALA can do to support your work at this time, please let us know. You can email or phone Helen Ryan at 01 412 7919