Apprenticeships are specially designed training programmes which allow apprentices to qualify as craftspeople.
Standards-based apprenticeship means you undertake structured training in the skills and knowledge of your chosen trade and undergo specific tests and assessments to ensure that pre-set standards of ability and competence are attained. To help you attain these standards, the apprenticeship provides phases of on- and off-the-job training with your employer and in FÁS training centres or educational colleges. On successful completion of the apprenticeship, you'll receive a National Craft Certificate (recognised nationally and internationally) which will allow you to follow a craftperson's career in your chosen occupation, or gain access to further training/education and career progression.
SOLAS is responsible for organising, controlling and monitoring all aspects of apprentice training.
Information on apprenticeship is available on the Apprenticeship website