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Skills to Advance is a national initiative that provides upskilling and reskilling opportunities to employees in jobs undergoing change and to those currently employed in vulnerable sectors. It aims to equip employees with the skills they need to progress in their current role or to adapt to the changing job market. 

For qualifying companies there is no monetary costs for Skills to Advance training programmes. LWETB’s Enterprise Engagement Unit works with other stakeholders including Regional Skills Forum Midlands, Enterprise Ireland, IDA, LEO, Chamber of Commerce, and the DEASP to support skills development in the Midlands.

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We have a range of course options to choose from.
For further information, simply select the course type that suits you best.

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As an Employer

We will work with you to identify suitable participants, agree course content, create a bespoke training schedule and discuss delivery options. Training courses can be specific to individual business needs and non-certification pathways are available.

As an Employee

We will work with you to identify suitable upskilling and reskilling opportunities. We offer Apprenticeships, traineeships and flexible part-time/evening, online and blended learning options at Levels 1 to 6 of the National Framework of Qualifications.

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Employers Video

Here are the experiences of some employers whose employees have participated on Skills to Advance Training.

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Employees Video

Here are the experiences of some employees who have participated in Skills to Advance courses.

Green Skills

Green Skills

Green skills are needed in the workplace to adapt products and services to tackle climate change.


Hospitality and Tourism

To boost the retention and development of key talent in hospitality and tourism.


Leadership and Management

A new Supervisory Management training initiative is now available.

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Skills To Advance Brochure

Brochure for Employers and Employees is available to download here.


To find out more about the upskilling and reskilling opportunities available to employees in Longford and Westmeath please contact us.

LWETB, College of Further Education and Training, Garrycastle Campus, Garrycastle, Athlone, Co. Westmeath N37 X985