Welcome to EOLAS

EOLAS is an online repository for the Irish Further Education and Training (FET) sector maintained by the Digital Library of Education and Training Boards Ireland (ETBI). It aims to bring together, preserve, and provide free access to research and other output of ETBI and the 16 ETBs. Content includes but is not limited to articles, presentations, conference papers, reports and more. Use the search function on the right to search entirety of the content hosted on EOLAS or you can view the content of a community below.

Recent Submissions

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    National Sales Apprenticeship Show Case Project - Book of Abstracts Intake: 2021-2024
    (Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim Education and Training Board, 2024) MSLETB
    This collection of abstracts, showcases exceptional achievements of our Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Sales Apprentices. These abstracts represent the culmination of two years of dedicated study, hard work, and unyielding commitment to excellence. By means of their in-depth research and perceptive analysis, these apprentices have demonstrated a profound comprehension of the intricate dynamics of the sales profession. The projects presented in this publication delve into a broad spectrum of sales-related topics, exploring strategies for effective customer engagement, market analysis, sales forecasting, negotiation techniques, and customer relationship management. Each abstract offers unique perspectives and insights, highlighting the diverse approaches and innovative solutions employed by our talented apprentices.
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    Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme: Operational Guidelines for Providers
    (Department of Education and Skills, 2012) Department of Education and Skills
    These operational guidelines are for Vocational Education Committee (VEC) staff managing, administering and delivering VTOS which is funded by the Department of Education and Skills.
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    Operating Guidelines for Local Training Initiatives
    (SOLAS, 2013) SOLAS
    ETBs support community-based groups to undertake Local Training Initiatives (LTIs) to provide a range of learner-centred training and related services to assist individuals to enter or re-enter the labour market. LTIs address the identified training needs of groups and individuals experiencing exclusion and labour market disadvantage. These Operating Guidelines for Local Training Initiatives are a key component of the contractual commitments entered into by Second Providers when they sign an Agreement to Collaborate with an ETB. Second Providers must adhere to these Operating Guidelines in carrying out their roles in the setting up and running of LTIs. The guidelines will be subject to change as the programme evolves and new guidelines are introduced or amended. In addition to compliance with the Operating Guidelines, LTI Second Providers and Project Coordinators are also required to be fully conversant and compliant with the ETB Transition Quality Assurance System (TQAS), which reflects the current requirements of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012.
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    Productivity Agreement Delivery Support Guidelines
    (An Foras Áiseanna Saothair, 2005) FÁS
    The Community Training Centre (CTC) Productivity Agreement Service Delivery Support Guidelines have been developed as a resource for the operation, management and delivery of services through CTC’s. It provides a standard framework within which CTC’s can operate, thereby supporting the ongoing development of best practice in the delivery of services by CTC Boards of Directors, Centre Managers, Centre Staff and supporting personnel. As it goes through its development phase, the Guidelines will establish links with the Quality Assurance requirements, KPIs, etc. The have been devised as part of an overall programme of review and development of the services provided by CTC’s. They were reviewed and updated in June 2005 by a small FAS/IACTO/CTC working group. They should be read as an integrated document that attempts to create a framework for good practice rather than one that prescribes rules and regulations.
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    Community Education Programme: Operational Guidelines for Providers
    (Department of Education and Skills, 2012) Department of Education and Skills
    These operational guidelines are for Vocational Education Committee (VEC) staff managing, administering and delivering community education programmes funded by the Department of Education and Skills under the Adult Literacy, Community Education and SPIDAS Scheme (ALCES).