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to improve your client & business capability and drive your business performance

South West Gnó Skillnet is fully supportive of the Government’s efforts to effectively address and limit the spread of COVID-19 and to safeguard the protection of public health and that of our stakeholders.   

South West Gnó Skillnet management team are continuing to work and are available to discuss any queries that our businesses or trainees have regarding our scheduled training programmes and supports for businesses.   

In support of this national effort and in line with Government recommendations, South West Gnó Skillnet has postponed its in-person training courses until further notice.  Where possible, alternative methods of programme delivery are being mobilised.   

South West Gnó Skillnet will continue to take bookings for in-person programmes commencing at a later date in 2021.  Our current range of online programmes are available to view here

We are also available to discuss your queries about any other future programmes we offer to businesses within the South West Gnó Skillnet sector/region.  

Our Network contact details are.  
Katie Kerin – Network Manager
Phone: 087 215 9431

We would remind our stakeholders that the HSE website is the authoritative source of information and advice on the situation regarding COVID-19 in Ireland.   

We will keep this information updated in the coming weeks. Further information is also available on the Skillnet Ireland website at    

South West Gnó Skillnet

Welcome to South West Gnó Skillnet, a learning & development network of companies based in Kerry.

We have built an unrivalled, screened & proven panel of training experts, that you can access painlessly, flexibly and at short notice, to improve your client & business capability and drive your business performance.

All training developed and delivered by the network is part funded by Skillnet Ireland who receives funding from the National Training Fund and The Department of Education and Skills.

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Upcoming Courses

Course / Cúrsa Date/Time / Dáta/Am
Learn more about Skills Connect 18/01/2021 - 17/12/2021
12:00 am
Looking After The Leaders 22/01/2021 - 25/06/2021
All Day
Certificate in Employment Law 19/02/2021 - 07/05/2021
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Supervisory Management QQI Level 6 16/03/2021 - 23/04/2021
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Diploma in Employment Law 24/03/2021 - 23/11/2021
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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What some of our Customers have said

The trainer was very knowledgeable on Excel and made the training interesting

Excellent course, very practical training

Information presented in an easy to understand manner

Good interactive discussions and advice

I loved this training session. It has to be one of the best training sessions I have attended, this was due to the course lay out and definitely the trainer

Excellent training and very well delivered. Totally different to all other trainings I have been on before and I would advise anyone who will be responsible for giving training to take this course

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some answers to some of the more commonly asked questions, but if you don’t find your answer here please contact us

What Courses are we running
For our current course timetable: View our Courses


How are courses selected to be run?
Each member company is contacted with regard to their individual training needs. This process is also supplemented by requests as the year progresses and companies gain a clearer picture of their training requirements. Companies are free to contact the network manager at any time with course specific requests or modified content on any advertised courses. Where possible these will be accommodated.  The network operates on a first-come first-served basis.


Content, duration and dates can be modified to suit the requirements of participants.

How does the subvention mechanism work?
All courses are charged at full cost up-front. The network subsequently refunds participants on a quarterly basis. The network is a not-for-profit organisation and is dependent on grant monies from Skillnets Ireland & member companies which comes in tranches. This mechanism prevents any potential cash flow difficulties. Subvention is typically up to 20%.


Do I need to have chosen a vendor and content to make a request?
No—let us know what your business requirement is and the network manager can source a vendor and content to suit.


Following the Government announcement today on national restriction measures in place until 29 March 2020– What is the Skillnet Ireland position with respect to Network Training Activity Plans?

Skillnet Ireland is fully supportive of the measures announced by Government this morning, 12 March, which aim to reduce the speed and limit the spread of COVID-19 in an effort to safeguard the protection of public health and that of our stakeholders. We encourage each of our industry groups to work with us to address this unprecedented health challenge.  

The official public health advice (from the HSE) has advised that all indoor gatherings of more than 100 people should be cancelled from 13 March 2020 until 29 March 2020. On the advice National Public Health Emergency Team the Government also recommended that we reduce unnecessary face to face interaction in the workplace and maximise the use of meetings being conducted remotely or by phone. Businesses have been asked to play their part and take sensible measures including the need to reduce social interactions as much as possible.  

On this basis, Skillnet Ireland advises;  

  1. Networks must cancel all training activities with over 100 attendees scheduled to take place between 13 March 2020 and 29 March 2020 and to contact all relevant stakeholders.
  2. Networks consult with their contracting organisation and steering group to examine the impact of the announcement of these measures on your planned Network activities and Network management teams working arrangements.   
  3. Network steering groups are advised to consider postponing any non-essential training programmes, events or meetings between now and the 29 March 2020. Networks communicate any decisions made by the Network with any relevant stakeholders.
  4. As with standard course postponements, Networks are advised to communicate with their providers to agree relevant extensions to later this year if this course of action is taken.
  5. Networks place a brief information update message on your Network website . We present a draft message overleaf for all networks to ensure consistency of our message. This can be edited to reflect each network.
  6. Networks are encouraged to continue to identify ways in which training can be delivered remotely or using technology to continue to offer workforce development supports to businesses, where possible.
  7. As outlined yesterday, Skillnet Ireland is actively examining ways in which we can support networks to maximise the use of technology in delivering training. We expect to have some information on this in the coming weeks.

We appreciate that many you have other questions about how this affects your Network Activity, Budget and network expenditure. We shall address these questions in the next Network Update.

Have a Question?

Please contact us if you need anymore information or even just for a chat.


Call: 087 215 9431