Learner Information

Now that the “home office” has become the norm, the need for further education in specific areas has increased. Technology continues to herald new ways of doing business and new economic opportunities. This presents challenges but also new possibilities – certain job roles will disappear or be redefined, and emerging job roles will require new and different skillsets. We must exploit and enhance cutting edge technological areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Augmented and Virtual Reality, Data Analytics, the Internet of Things.

Courses such as ‘Digital Marketing – Skills to Advance’, ‘ICDL Workforce’, and web site development are particularly practical and will be suitable to employees in all types of industries. 

With the status of workplaces continuously changing throughout the pandemic, particularly in relation to the hospitality industry, those in a position of leadership have been faced with an evolving roadmap of expectations and responsibilities. 

As part of the Skills to Advance programme, the ‘Developing Leaders for Hospitality and Tourism’ course is perhaps now more relevant than ever, aiming to equip learners with the ability to oversee the general daily operations of a hospitality or tourism establishment, including hospitality trainingculinary arts and cooking , health and safety course, etc.

With day courses, evening courses and apprenticeships on offer across many different disciplines, the facility aims to provide further education and training to meet the needs of the local economy.

Training Allowance Amounts
CATEGORY

AGE

ALLOWANCE

Job Seekers Allowance

U26

€198 pw * ǂ

26+

Rate as per DSP (Form F103)
Job Seekers Benefit

18+

Rate as per DSP (Form F103)
Supplementary Welfare Allowance (SWA)

U26

€160 pw * ǂ

26+

Rate as per DSP (Form F103)
One Parent Family Payment

N/A

Travel & Meal Allowance only
Deserted Wife Benefit

N/A

Travel & Meal Allowance only
Widows/Widowers Pension

18+

Travel & Meal Allowance only
Illness Benefit & Invalidity Pension

N/A

Travel & Meal Allowance only
Disability Allowance or Blind Pension

18+

Rate as per DSP (Form DA103)
Farm Assist

N/A

Travel & Meal Allowance only
Fish Assist

N/A

Travel & Meal Allowance only
Dependant on Partner’s Claim

18+

Travel & Meal Allowance only
Occupational Injuries Benefit

N/A

Rate as per DSP (Form F103)
Credits Only

18+

Travel & Meal Allowance only
Disability Allowance

16

€76.65 pw – Full-time *

17

€95.75 pw – Full-time *
Young person with no SW Entitlement

16-17

€40 pw – Full-time

Canteen

In Bishopstown, we have an onsite canteen that provides hot meals for breakfast & lunch as well as hot/cold beverages, sandwiches and snacks.

The canteen provides seating for approximately 250 people.

The canteen in Carrigaline provides hot/cold beverages, sandwiches and snacks and can accommodate 45 people.

Car Park

There is ample Car Parking for all learners.

Learner Information Pack

The Induction Booklet will give you all the details you need regarding our policies and procedures and answers the most frequently asked questions.

Useful Websites

Moodle
Find your local Department of Social Welfare

eCollege – For local access to eCollege
Cork Education and Training Board
City and Guilds
FETCH (Further Education & Training Course Hub)
QQI (Quality & Qualifications Ireland)

Buses which stop outside our Bishopstown centre
201, 205, 219

Buses which stop outside our Carrigaline centre
220

Share Your Success And Help Us Help Others.

If you got a job or a course after you have finished with us at Cork Training Centre please tell us. It is very useful information which can be used to secure further training for more learners.

Simply let us know the course you did with us, the job or subsequent course you secured, the name or the employer or college and the date you started. It might help the people who come after you to Cork Training Centre.

Email your success story to: info@corktrainingcentre.ie