Retail Ireland Skillnet has a wide range of 50% funded training courses starting with operational training up to top management level. All Retail Ireland Skillnet courses are work-based learning programmes that recognise your current learning and allows you to access training at a level relevant to your current skills and future aspirations.

In addition, all our training is certified by QQI which is recognised globally.

Occupational Training

Do you work in Sales, Customer Service, Warehousing, Deli, Security, Health & Safety or Merchandising? If so our range of occupational courses are ideal for you. The courses are practical and will increase your understanding in retailing fundamentals. On successful completion of assessments, the learner can gain a QQI Level 5 qualification.

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Short Courses

These courses are normally delivered over four days – 2 x 2-day blocks. The courses are developed and delivered in collaboration with the Letterkenny Institute of Technology. Apart from the photography course, all others can be delivered nationally.

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3 Year & 4 Year Degree Programmes

Both Degree programmes are delivered in collaboration with the Letterkenny Institute of Technology over sixteen classroom-based days per year. The programme is delivered by experienced lectures and key industry experts. This course aims to develop learners into professional retail managers; enhancing the use of specialist knowledge in practice and recognising the reciprocal relationship between management theory and professional practice.

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This programme is designed with company leaders in mind. Focusing on change management strategies, leadership, knowledge management and innovation development.

Courses Available

Retail Apprenticeship

We are currently developing a National Apprenticeship in Retail Operations and are engaging with retail employers to determine the content and structure of the proposed programme which should be available for delivery in 2019.

Contact a member of our team for more information.

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