I'm a Job Seeker

If you are unemployed and fulfil the Skillnets definition of a job seeker, you can attend a range of courses at no cost. Attending a training course with the Irish Franchising Skillnet means you receive training relevant to industry needs, with the added advantage of networking with companies and employees in your chosen sector. 

Our courses are FREE for jobseekers who are registered with the Department of Social Protection  and are in receipt of:

  • Jobseeker’s Benefit
  • Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Disability Allowance
  • Adult Dependants
  • Back-to-Work Allowance
  • One Parent Family Payment
  • Supplementary Welfare Allowance
  • Back-to-Work Enterprise Allowance
  • Short-term Enterprise Allowance

Individuals who are not in receipt of a welfare payment and whose circumstances are described below, are also eligible to participate in programmes:

  • Former sole traders and business owners
  • Recent graduates who are unemployed
  • Individuals who have recently accepted redundancy payments
  • Current participants on Community Employment (CE) Schemes
  • Non-European Economic Area (EEA) nationals holding immigration Stamp 4
  • Individuals signing on for credits but in receipt of no social welfare payment
  • Individuals who fail to qualify for social welfare payments because of a spouse’s income

Please note:

  • Individuals who are working part time and in receipt of social welfare payments are also eligible for courses.
  • Individuals in receipt of any payment (listed above) must receive prior approval from their Social Welfare Local Offices/Scheme Area in order to participate in any training programme that exceeds 20 days.
  • Further info on eligibility criteria can be found here