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ETB online courses: Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board’s latest online courses include Infection Prevention and Control in Retail, Hospitality and Healthcare sectors.

Local ETB Responding to Retail, Hospitality and Healthcare Sector Needs for Online Courses in Infection Prevention and Control

Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board began offering a variety of free online courses through its website in March. The state education and training authority for Limerick and Clare is responsible for the delivery of hundreds of Further Education and Training courses in the region every year. These online courses were developed specifically for those looking to up-skill or re-skill because they recently became unemployed or had their hours reduced during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Online courses include Infection Prevention and Control in the hospitality industry.

The latest online courses went live on the ETB’s website last week. The new suite of courses in Infection Prevention and Control is being offered as a direct response to the needs of the Retail, Hospitality and Healthcare sectors for staff who will be suitably qualified in this area as they return to work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Commenting on the launch of the new courses, Eimear Brophy, FET Manager with responsibility for Enterprise Engagement, said: “Each of the Infection Prevention and Control courses is certified as a QQI Level 5 Minor Award and will equip participants with the knowledge, skill and competence to prevent and control infection within relevant sectors. In order to undertake any of the courses in the suite, participants must already hold a QQI Major Award at Level 4 (or requisite experience) and have an equivalent standard of English.”

To date, the courses have received hundreds of applications from those working or furloughed in the retail and hospitality sectors. To apply for any of the IPC courses, click HERE. Applicants will be allocated an Information Officer who will assist them with the application process, to ensure the course is right for them and to offer information on alternative online courses available in a range of categories including: Office Applications, ICT, and Skills to Advance.

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Online courses include Infection Prevention and Control in the Retail Industry.

A new Government of Ireland initiative, delivered by the ETB, Skills to Advance has been established to enable targeted support for specific groups in the Irish workforce whose employment may be vulnerable and to meet the challenges of rapid technological advances and the changing work environment. It offers upskilling and reskilling opportunities to employees and SMEs through education and training. In addition, Skills to Advance can assist SMEs in identifying their training needs and provide training to their workforce. To undertake a Skills to Advance course, certain eligibility criteria must be met such as working in a vulnerable sector. For more info on the criteria, email [email protected]. The ETB is launching new courses shortly under the initiative in Customer Service and eBusiness.

Further Education and Training (FET) courses help you get real skills for employment. They can enhance your opportunity for employment, up-skill while in employment, help you progress to further studies, or develop a new skill. These online courses will also be of benefit to you if you’re already doing a FET course and would like to augment your learning. Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board’s supportive and knowledgeable Information, Recruitment, and Guidance team is working remotely. Eimear Brophy says: “It can support you if you are newly unemployed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and looking to avail of specific training opportunities. It can also help with advice and online resources in CV and interview preparation if you are applying for a new job.” Give them a call on FREEPHONE 1800 70 70 77, leave a short message and they’ll get back to you. Or email the team on [email protected].

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