Enabling Employment

Enabling Employment

Skills training across sectors

SECAD Partnership supports jobseekers to improve skills and employability through training across construction, food and health sectors. In addition to skills, programmes also aim to develop participants’ skills to research and apply for jobs, as well as social and communication skills necessary for the workplace.


SECAD Partnership delivers a two day programme for people seeking employment in the construction sector.

Course elements include;

  • Safe Pass – construction workers are bound by law to hold a valid Safe Pass card and it also proves useful for people who are seeking work as general operatives in the manufacturing sector
  • Manual handling
  • Sole trader planning – critical issues for self-employment such as business plan, adequate insurance and a basic system to manage finances
  • CV and interview skills

Programmes are delivered in Carrigaline, Cobh, Midleton, Macroom, Muscraí Gaeltacht and Youghal.

This course proves particularly valuable for males over 55 returning to work in the construction sector. Other participants use the programme as an opportunity to pursue further studies.

Courses are subject to eligibility and will run at varying times and locations throughout 2018.

Get in touch to find out more: info@secad.ie or 021 461 3432


Food Safety

The food and hospitality sectors are important sources of employment in the South Cork area. Increasingly, as an entry into employment, employers are keen to hire candidates who have undertaken some form of basic food training. SECAD Partnership offers a one and a half day food safety programme.

  • Learn how to handle and store food safely
  • Gain an understanding of the basic rules of HACCP and allergen awareness
  • Develop your CV and cover letter and guidance on interview skills preparation.

In 2016-2017 programmes were held in Ballincollig, Carrigaline, Cobh, Midleton, the Múscraí Gaeltacht and Youghal involving 79 participants to date. Courses are subject to eligibility and run at varying times throughout 2018.

Get in touch to find out more: info@secad.ie or 021 461 3432


Healthcare – Qualification (Level 5)

SECAD is a partner in a Healthcare Opportunities training project with Ballyhoura Development. The programme runs until 2019 to provide an opportunity to gain a Healthcare Assistant Level 5 qualification. The programme is specifically aimed at women who have been out of the workforce and who are not in receipt of a Jobseekers Allowance (SECAD advises on other eligible participants).

The programme appeals to women who are interested in training, to allow them work as a care assistant in a care home, community setting or a hospital. The training is free, flexible and an excellent way to upskill and gain a new career option.

The programme is co-funded by the Irish Government through the Department of Justice and Equality and the European Social Fund through the Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020. Funding is being provided under the Employability strand of PEIL, to promote gender equality and to create new employment opportunities for women.

Get in touch to find out more: info@secad.ie or 021 461 3432

Skills Training Case Studies

’’It was really useful to do the construction manual handling course. It’s what got me the job in Lidl, I was very happy’’

Past participant of SAFEPASS course



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SECAD Partnership CLG
Midleton Community Enterprise Centre, Owennacurra Business Park,
Knockgriffin, Midleton, Co. Cork, P25 Y893

+353 21 4613432