Leading Through Change: Skills to Advance training initiative

8 September 2020 

Skills to Advance - Leadership & Management Level 6

2 programmes:

  • Certificate in Leadership and Management.
  • Diploma in Leadership and Management

This programme is part of the Skills to Advance initiative being rolled out by Education and Training Boards (ETBs) around the country. Skills to Advance supports businesses to develop their workforce through highly subsidised upskilling and  reskilling opportunities.   Based on the key business needs of companies, the programme was developed by SOLAS and ETBs working in collaboration with employers and enterprise agencies.

What is the cost of the programme?

Companies can receive a subsidy of up to 70% of the course fee. The level of subsidy is in the form of state aid and depends on various factors relating to the individual company. The company’s local ETB will calculate/advise on the company contribution. There is no cost to the employee.

How is the programme delivered?

₀ by Education and Training Boards (ETBs) in your region
₀ online with tutor support, or when feasible, a blend of online
and in-person training
₀ flexible scheduling to suit both business and employee requirements.

Duration depends on the delivery schedule agreed between the employer and the ETB providing the training. The certificate could be completed over 3-4 months with the diploma typically taking 9-12 months.

Areas covered:

₀ motivating staff
₀ managing change
₀ effective decision making
₀ writing for business
₀ problem solving
₀ managing remote workers
Additional modules available:
₀ digital skills
₀ lean principles
₀ stress management

What is the cost of the programme?

Companies can receive a subsidy of up to 70% of the course fee.  The level of subsidy is in the form of state aid and depends on various factors relating to the individual company. The company’s local ETB will calculate/advise on the company contribution. There is no cost to the employee.

For more information see link here.