Frequently Asked Questions

Please explore the FAQs below to learn more about our Network. If your query is not answered, 

please contact us now to talk to a member of the Network team.

Is there a Membership Fee?

No. - Companies should contact Ashling Ward to discuss training and play an active role in identifying training needs, this assists us in booking and promoting courses relevant to your business and others.
Companies can also book training on a course-by-course basis.

How much does each course cost?

Fees vary depending on the costs of the provider. We always offer a minimum of 25% funding off the costs of open courses.
You can email admin@carlowkilkennyskillnet.ie to request a schedule of planned training, with relevant course fees.

Who decides what training programmes run?

You do, as a member of our network you assist us in defining what programmes will run and it is the job of the Network Manager to source the appropriate trainer providers for programmes. This is done through our open tender process.
By engaging with us your company can help us to understand your companies training needs and we can source trainers that will tailor specific courses around your requirements if the “off the shelf” courses aren’t specific or relevant enough.

The courses I want for my staff are not on your website or listed on the Training Needs Analysis, can you help?

Yes, just let us know what you need and we can discuss options for sourcing the required training.

We want to develop our own tailored programme, can you help?

Yes, we can work with you to source the right providers to design and deliver a tailored programme specific to your company's needs.

Our company is part of a larger group that represents our Industry/Sector. Can we work with Skillnet?

Yes, cluster groups and forums are ideal for generating shared training requirements. The more participation from members the better chance of us delivering training which is both relevant to your needs and significantly cheaper than sourced elsewhere.

We want to develop a programme specific to our industry for which we feel there is significant demand, is there funding available?

Yes, there are several funding options available, which are accessed during our application process, which takes place from September through October. Companies should discuss these requirements well in advance of a network seeking funding as this funding will not be made available after the closing of our application period.