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Pathways to Apprenticeships


LCFE is delighted to announce the launch of its “Pathways to Apprenticeships” programmes this February.


Pathways to Apprenticeship is a new initiative offering a range of courses that you can take in advance of an apprenticeship. These courses offer essential skills designed to help you access and transition to a full apprenticeship. Similar in structure, pathways to apprenticeship courses are delivered in a blended combination of on-the-job employer-based training and off-the-job training in a Further Education and Training College. 


Pathways to Apprenticeship courses are linked to the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ). This ten-step fan diagram maps education and training in Ireland, so people can easily find out what level they are at. On successful completion of a Pathways to Apprenticeship course, learners are awarded a QQI Level 5 Major Award Certificate, which is recognised internationally.

Benefits of Pathways to Apprenticeships

  • Unlocking your talent
  • Short duration
  • Soft Skills
  • Practical Learning
  • Market responsive
  • Internationally recognised qualification

For further information, check out www.learningandskills.ie/pathways-to-apprenticeship or email coursechoices@lcetb.ie.


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This provision is co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014 – 2020.