Skills to Advance

Empower your employees with the skills to progress in their current job or to take advantage of promotional opportunities.

Skills To Advance

Skills to Advance is a national initiative that offers highly-subsidised upskilling and reskilling opportunities to employees and employers. Skills to Advance aims to equip employees with the skills they need to progress in their current role or to adapt to the changing job market.

Courses are flexible to fit around business hours and work schedules and will increase company productivity and competitiveness.

Delivery is online with tutor support, or a blend of online and in-person training also an option.

Courses currently available in Rathmines College include:

Level 5 courses (fully-funded) : Customer Service

Level 6 courses (highly subsidised):  For more information on our Level 6 course in leadership and management, please contact Elaine Given | | Tel: 01-4975334

We also offer fully-funded QQI certified courses in Digital Marketing, Spreadsheets and Payroll and would love to talk to you about your upskilling needs.  You can contact Elaine Given at or ring the college on 01 4975334

Key Information
Level 5 & 6
10 weeks approximately
Short course
Level 5 & 6 Minor Awards
Between February 2024 and May 2025
Employer Benefits
  • Staff upskilling/reskilling
  • Increased staff motivation and retention
  • Customised course content to address skills gaps
  • Fully funded for eligible companies/staff
Employee Benefits
  • Enhance your skillset and your career prospects
  • Flexible delivery
  • Enhance digital skills
  • Lead and manage teams effectively
Skills to Advance

Skills To Advance programmes empower employees with the skills to progress in their current job or to take advantage of new job opportunities. Programmes on offer range from levels 5 and 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications, and are fully funded. They are offered through a combination of online and on-campus-based classes at our campus in Rathmines.

Skills to Advance works by helping to identify potential skills gaps in your business and adapt to market changes. We offer subsidised upskilling and reskilling options for your staff, creating a straightforward way to help increase your productivity and competitiveness in a fast-changing business sector. This initiative provides your workforce with flexible training opportunities to fit around business hours and work schedules, helps develop skills relevant to your business needs, and responds to the changing nature of jobs and skills.