What We Do For Jobseekers

ICT Ireland Skillnet offer some free places on some of our courses to eligible jobseekers. We also design courses specifically for jobseekers wishing to enter the ICT Sector. Check out the eligibility criteria below to see if you qualify.

As a general rule, in order to be eligible to apply you must be :

  • an Irish or EEA national or resident in Ireland on a Stamp 4 VISA
  • currently unemployed
  • interested in joining the ICT sector

Please also observe the following:

  • free places are allocated on a first come first served basis
  • applying for a place is NOT a guarantee of selection for the programme

Full eligibility criteria set out by our funding agency Skillnets, can be found on their website by clicking here

ICT Ireland Skillnet offer a wide range of programmes for the ICT sector and on occasion have free places for eligible jobseekers. We also develop programmes specifically for jobseekers wishing to enter the ICT sector and these include but are not limited to the following:

  • Fundamentals of Computer Programming
  • Certificate in Software Engineering
  • MSc in Cyber Security
  • Short workshops on various technical topics
  • Free webinars on topical industry themes


  1. We operate a “first come, first served” basis for all free jobseeker places however preference will be given to candidates who have not already taken part in training with us throughout the current year. This is in the interest of fairness to all.
  2. The decision on whether or not you retain any social welfare benefit you may currently be in receipt of lies with your local social welfare office.
  3. A selection process takes place ahead of some of our training programmes.
  4. Being eligible and applying for a place on a programme is not a guarantee of being offered a place.


If you are interested in applying for a place on any of our programmes please ensure that you are registered on our mailing list.

To do this just click here.

Then simply go to our Training Programmes page and use the form at the end of each course outline to enquire if there are free places available.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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