This document introduces the concept of FÁS provided training. Course eligibility and training costs are addressed. Additional contact points are referenced.
Training for the Unemployed FÁS, through its Training Centre network provides training courses of an industrial and commercial nature, for unemployed and redundant workers, those wishing to update their skills or change their career and for school leavers unable to obtain employment. The courses are designed to equip the participant for employment through training. There are three types of Training programmes available through FÁS Training Service Units, in eight regions.
- Specific Skills Training (SST)
- Job Training Scheme
Eligibility FÁS courses are available to men and women who are unemployed, redundant or out of full time education. All applicants for FÁS courses must register with their local FÁS Employment Services Offices. While FÁS endeavours to provide training for applicants, not all applicants can be accommodated immediately. Applicants are interviewed to determine the training best suited to their needs.
Training Costs There are no course fees charged to participants. Training allowances are paid to trainees. Accommodation costs are subsidised for those who must live away from home during the course. Transport costs are subsidised for those who have to travel three miles or more from their residence to place of training.
Further Information For further information and advice on courses included in this brochure, please contact your local FÁS Employment Services Office or Training Centre (See FÁS Operations List).
Whilst every effort has been made to provide current and accurate information on FÁS Training Courses, Course details and information may change from time to time. It is advisable therefore to contact your local FÁS Employment Services Office or Training Centre for further help and advice.