26 New Apprenticeships Announced

apprenticeship options in Ireland26 new national apprenticeships have been approved for further development in areas ranging from Animation to Healthcare. These new apprenticeships span a wide range of skills and sectors and will be developed in response to identified skill needs in the economy. A number of programmes in existing industry sectors such as construction, engineering, hospitality and ICT will be expanded. New apprenticeships will also be developed for the first time in a number of new areas such as healthcare, equine science and agriculture.

This Government has committed to more than doubling the number of new apprentices registered to 9,000 by 2020 and expanding further into new areas. Budget 2018 allocated €122m for apprenticeship training, an increase of almost 24% on the previous year.

All of the new apprenticeships are flexible, ranging in duration from two years to four years and will be offered at levels 5 to 10 on the National Framework of Qualifications. Following today’s announcement, the proposals will now move forward to the detailed development stage. It is estimated that the development process will take between 12 and 15 months.

The new apprenticeships going forward for further development are listed below;

1.
Applied Horticulture Level 6
Duration: 2 years
Training Provider: Teagasc
Certifier: Teagasc

2.
Arboriculture Level 5
Duration: 2 years
Training Provider: Caseys Tree Care Ltd, North West Tree Care, Kilcoyne Tree Care, Arborist Ireland
Certifier: Galway Roscommon ETB

3.
Associate Sales Professional Level 6
Duration: 3 years
Training Provider: Sales Sense
Certifier: Mayo Sligo & Leitrim ETB

4.
CGI Technical Artist (Animation, Games, VFX) Level 9
Duration: 2 years
Training Provider: Screen Training Ireland
Certifier: Dublin IT

5.
Equipment Systems Engineer Level 9
Duration: 2 years
Training Provider: SL Controls
Certifier: University of Limerick

6.
Farm Management Level 7
Duration 4 years
Training Provider: Teagasc
Certifier: Teagasc

7.
Farm Technician Level 6
Duration: 2 years
Training Provider: Teagasc
Certifier: Teagasc

8.
Geo-Driller Level 6
Duration: 3 years
Training Provider: Geological Survey Ireland
Certifier: IT Carlow

9.
ICT Associate Professional in Cybersecurity Level 6
Duration 2 years
Training Provider: FastTrack into Technology (FIT)
Certifier: FIT

10.
Lean Sigma Manager Level 9
Duration: 2 years
Training Provider: Teleflex
Certifier: University of Limerick

11.
Logistics Associate Level 6
Duration: 2 years
Training Provider: Freight Transport Association Ireland
Certifier: Dublin IT

12.
Principal Engineer- Professional Doctorate Level 10
Duration: 4 years
Training Provider: SL Controls
Certifier: University of Limerick

13.
Professional Bar Manager Level 6
Duration: 2 years
Vintners Association
Certifier: Griffith College

14.
Professional Hairdressing Level 6
Duration 3 years
Training Provider: Hairdressing Council of Ireland, Limerick & Clare ETB & Image Learning and Development
Certifier: Training Network Ltd

15.
Professional Healthcare Assistant Level 6
Duration: 2 years
Training Provider: Kiltipper Woods Care Centre
Certifier: Griffith College

16.
Quality Assurance Technician Level 7
Duration 3 years
Training Provider: Ibec Biopharma cluster
Certifier: IT Tallaght

17.
Quality Laboratory Technician Level 6
Duration: 2 years
Training Provider: Ibec Biopharma cluster
Certifier: IT Tallaght

18.
Senior Quantity Surveyor Level 9
Duration: 2 years
Training Provider: Society of Charted Surveyors Ireland
Certifier: Limerick Institute of Technology

19.
Recruitment Practitioner Level 6
Duration: 2 years
Training Provider: National Recruitment Federation
Certifier: National College of Ireland

20.
Scaffolding Level 6
Duration: 3 years
Training Provider: Construction Industry Federation
Certifier: Laois & Offaly ETB

21.
Software System Designer Level 9
Duration 2 years
Training Provider: Lero
Certifier: University of Limerick

22.
SportTurf Management Level 6
Duration: 2 years
Training Provider: Teagasc
Certifier: Teagasc

23.
Stud Farm Management Level 7
Duration 2 years
Training Provider: Teagasc
Certifier: Teagasc

24.
Supply Chain Associate Level 7
Duration: 3 years
Training Provider: IPICS The Supply Chain Management Institute
Certifier: University of Limerick

25.
Supply Chain Manager Level 9
Duration: 2 years
Training Provider: IPICS, The Supply Chain Management Institute
Certifier: University of Limerick

26.
Supply Chain Specialist Level 8
Duration 2 years
Training Provider: IPICS, The Supply Chain Management Institute
Certifier: University of Limerick

What is an Apprenticeship?
Apprenticeship is a programme of structured education and training which formally combines and alternates learning in the workplace with learning in an education and training institution. An apprenticeship prepares participants for a specific occupation and leads to a qualification on the National Framework of Qualifications. Since the 1970s it is estimated that over 105,000 apprentices have been trained in Ireland. There is a current population of over 12,000 apprentices with 4,900 participating employers (November 2017).

Follow and Share:
error