SOLAS - Further Education & Training (FET)

Apprenticeship is a programme of structured education and training which formally combines and alternates learning in the workplace with learning in an education or training centre. It is a dual system, a blended combination of on-the-job employer-based training and off-the-job training.

SOLAS manages 21 Construction Skills programmes, 14 Quarrying Skills programmes and the Safe Pass programme – all designed to improve health and safety and ensure sectors have access to a workforce with leading-edge construction and quarrying skills.

Further Education & Training Course Hub - FETCH Courses
Further Education and Training or FET, offers a wide variety of life-long education options to anyone over 16. FET includes apprenticeships, traineeships, Post Leaving Cert (PLC) courses, community and adult education as well as core literacy and numeracy services. FET courses and programmes are provided through the Education and Training Board network throughout the country as well as through other local providers including online through SOLAS’ eCollege. FET courses are provided at levels one to six on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).

Traineeships are developed and delivered by the Education and Training Boards (ETBs) working in partnership with industry representatives and employers.

SOLAS was established in 2013 under the Further Education and Training Act as an agency of the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science. Their work is guided by the Further Education and Training (FET) Strategy 2020-2024 and the SOLAS Corporate Plan.

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