Skills for Work

Basic Education for Working and Living

Skills for Work works with the VEC network nationally to deliver training courses for part time/ full time employees.

We offer skills for work classes here in Mayoralty House in Galway and all programmes are designed and delivered in a flexible and adaptable way to meet the needs of the employer and the employee.
  • Programmes are of 35 hours duration
  • Sessions are usually 2 – 3 hours long and can be arranged for mornings, afternoons or evenings
  • Participants may be released from work to participate in SFW programmes.
  • Most offer free nationally recognised certification.
  • There are no tuition fees.
The following are some of the courses on offer:

Communicatons through Computers
Learn about:
  • Using a computer
  • Word Processing
  • Keyboard Skills
  • Letter writing and form filling
  • Using the Internet and email
Communication Skills
Learn more about:
  • Listening skills
  • Working as a team
  • Memory skills
  • Being assertive
  • Reading, spelling and writing
Brush up on:
  • Using mathematical signs
  • Using charts, tables & graphs
  • Mutlitplying & dividing
  • Percentages & fractions
  • Measurements & estimates

Personal & Interpersonal Skills

Learn more about:
  • Your personal profile
  • Active listening
  • Assertive communication
  • Negotiation skills
  • Roles and responsibilities


For further details about the programme, click on the link below:

  • Literacy & Numeracy
  • English Language
  • School & Family Liaison
  • Workplace Education
  • Tutor Training