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Retail Ireland Skillnet

, Letterkenny, Ireland
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Ireland's leading body for retail education and training. Retail Ireland Skillnet was created to develop and deliver training and education programmes to those employed in the retail sector. Consequently a broad cross section of retail operators have been brought together to form a network which is representative of the sector.

Currently RIS has a wide range of training and education programmes available. All the training programmes are developed and delivered by professional trainers that have significant retail experience. Upon successful completion of the training, employees receive nationally approved certification.

All the training is 50% funded from the National Training Fund, through the Department of Education and Skills. This funding is administrated through Skillnets – the body responsible for the promotion and facilitation of training and up skilling in Ireland.

The work based learning programmes are designed to ensure that the learning acquired results in immediate improvements in the workplace. As opposed to relying on exams, we use work based assessments that lead to improvements in the workplace.

This cost effective model to education and training has seen over 10,000 retail employees receive work based qualifications in Ireland in recent years. You can find out more about our courses here


Retail Ireland Skillnet

RETAILERS & RETAIL EMPLOYEES! Find out how we can help develop you or your team's CAREER IN RETAIL with work based learning, 50% funding and fully accredited programmes! This 90 second video will explain all you need to know.

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Monday marked that start of another intake for our Degree in Retail Management Practice!! This year, we welcomed 62 new candidates from across the country! Read more here:


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