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  • FÁS - Benefits
    Section Training home Training Apprenticeships Benefits Benefits For Apprentices Apprenticeship is an excellent opportunity to acquire the necessary skills knowledge competencies experience and qualifications to build a successful career Apprenticeship training is relevant and tailored to the needs of industry Apprentices are paid as they progress through their apprenticeships On completion of an apprenticeship apprentices will become a craftsperson in their chosen occupation and hold a national and internationally recognised

    Original URL path: http://fas.ie/en/Training/Apprenticeships/Benefits.htm (2015-10-29)
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  • FÁS - Apprentice Student Contribution
    Training home Training Apprenticeships Apprentice Student Contribution Apprentice Student Contribution EXPLANATORY NOTE APPRENTICE STUDENT CONTRIBUTION The Annual Student Contribution is levied on students attending Higher Education Institutions including Institutes of Technology As part of changes included in Budget 2014 apprentices will now pay the same contribution as full time students but their contribution will be based on the time they spend in the Institutes This is typically one third of the Annual Student Contribution paid by students attending for the full academic year but it can be greater for certain trades where longer periods are spent in Institutes of Technology The amount due for full time students for the academic year 2015 2016 which ends in June 2016 is 3 000 The amount due to be paid by apprentices attending the Institutes of Technology for each trade for each phase duration of attendance is set out in the schedule below The Student Contribution is payable to the Institute of Technology on the date of registration for the training phase and you should consult the relevant Institute of Technology for payment options Apprentice Student Contribution 2015 2016 Phase Duration Trade Phase Institute of Technology Apprentice Student Contribution 14 weeks Aircraft Mechanics

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  • FÁS - Assistance for Redundant Apprentices
    Apprentices If a SOLAS registered apprentice s employment has been terminated due to insufficient work being available he she should Inform their SOLAS Training Advisor immediately of his her redundant status Register with the local Employment Services Office for assistance in securing new employment to enable him her to continue their apprenticeship training Keep your SOLAS Training Advisor informed of all details relating to your apprenticeship employment with a SOLAS approved employer so that this time may be credited in calculating the finish date of his her apprenticeship To assist redundant apprentices to complete their apprenticeship SOLAS has put the following interim measures in place Redundant apprentices may also avail of existing skills training courses which enhance their employable skills They may also avail of the range of night courses which are available in Training Centres 2 Redundant apprentices registered for 4 years who have successfully completed all Phases 1 7 but have not completed the required 4 years in employment as an apprentice in the trade excluding Air Craft Mechanic can submit a portfolio of evidence under Recognition of Prior Learning for consideration by the National Apprenticeship Advisory Sub committee for the award of the Advanced Certificate Craft If

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  • FÁS - Frequently Asked Questions
    Employment Office staff try to match job vacancies with registered individuals where possible What is the minimum age The minimum age is 16 How long does it take A minimum of 4 years The only exception is for the trade of Print Media which is a minimum of 3 years How is an Apprenticeship structured Apprenticeship generally comprises of seven phases three off the job and four on the job The only exceptions to the above are the Floor Wall Tiling and Print Media apprenticeships which have five phases three on the job and two off the job training phases Off the job training is provided as follows Phase 2 Training Centre Phase 4 Institute of Technology or College of Further Education Phase 6 Institute of Technology or College of Further Education On the job training Employers have responsibility for providing on the job training in Phases 1 3 5 and 7 How much will I get paid during my apprenticeship You will be paid an apprentice rate The actual rates paid may vary depending on the occupation and the sector of industry in which you are employed You should seek details of rates of pay for apprentice from your prospective employer Can I select which Training Centre or Institute of Technology I attend No While every effort is made to accommodate apprentices close to home this may not always be the case Apprentices are scheduled on the longest waiting basis on the day of scheduling to the nearest available training location to their home address What happens if I don t attend a Training Centre or Institute of Technology or College of Further Education when I am called SOLAS strongly recommends apprentices to accept whatever offers are made to them as failure to accept such offers will extend the period of apprenticeship training and may have financial repercussions throughout Failure to attend after three calls will result in your apprenticeship being automatically suspended Can I take leave while on off the job training You are not entitled to take holidays during your off the job training phases Do I get paid when I am in a Training Centre or Institute of Technology or College of Further Education During off the job phases all qualifying apprentices are paid an Apprentice Training Allowance by an ETB Educational Training Board and where appropriate a contribution towards travel or accommodation costs If I fail my exams can I repeat them If you are referred i e have not met the required minimum standard in your assessments you may repeat your exams on two more occasions if necessary However failure in the final attempt will result in the termination of your apprenticeship You may appeal the termination of your apprenticeship and if your appeal is successful will be granted a final attempt What happens if my employer goes out of business or if I am made redundant during my apprenticeship Every effort will be made by SOLAS ETB to help you progress through your

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  • FÁS - Training Programmes
    new skills Traineeships Traineeships are occupational specific and industry endorsed training programmes which combine Training Centre and on the job elements leading to FETAC major awards mostly at levels 5 and 6 and or industry recognised certification providing access to specific occupations in designated sectors These programmes are targeted at occupations which are not designated as apprenticeships but entail significant skill requirements which are best acquired through a combination of alternating periods of on and off the job training Apprenticeships Apprenticeship is the recognised means by which people are trained to become craftspeople in Ireland The apprenticeship system typically consists of 3 off the job phases and 4 on the job phases Generally the duration of an apprenticeship is four years For further information on becoming or employing an apprentice please contact the Services to Business Office in your local Training Centre Construction Skills Certification Scheme The Construction Skills Certification Scheme CSCS provides for the training assessment certification and registration of non craft operatives within the construction sector To apply for a place on a course please search here for a Solas Approved Training Organisation Further information is available on the Construction Skills Certification Scheme page Quarry Skills Certification Scheme The Quarry Skills Certification Scheme QSCS provides for the training assessment certification and registration of non craft operatives within the Quarrying sector To apply for a place on a course please search here for a Solas Approved Training Organisation Further information is available on the Quarry Skills Certification Scheme page Safe Pass The Safe Pass programme is a one day Health and Safety Awareness Training Programme for construction workers The programme aims to provide all workers in construction with a basic knowledge of health and safety so they can work on site without being a risk to themselves or others

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  • FÁS - Foras Áiseanna Saothair
    Opportunities Search Home Accessibility A Z Forms Home Training About Us Contact Us Oops Page Not Found We re sorry unfortunately this link is not in operation right now Please refer to our homepage www fas ie to be redirected to your area of interest If you typed the address make sure the spelling is correct If you clicked on a link the link may be outdated or broken Visit

    Original URL path: http://fas.ie/en/Equality/Disability/Specialist+Training+Providers/default.htm (2015-10-29)
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  • FÁS - Welcome
    Us Welcome Learner Rights Learner Responsibiliites General Info and Useful Links Learners home Learners Welcome Welcome Welcome to the SOLAS Learner Information Section This section provides you with advice and information to help you get the most from your training The information here will help you understand your rights and responsibilities as a learner Use the links at the side to access the various sections If you have any questions or concerns at any time during your training please speak to your tutor or instructor About your Course At the start of your course your tutor or instructor will give you information about the start and finish times of your course including the times you are expected to attend what will be covered on your course and how the training will be delivered the duration of the course if your training leads to an award or certification tests or exams that are part of the course and the format that these tests might take for example practical or theory tests facilities and supports available health and safety what if any allowances you will be paid and other relevant information If you are absent when this information is being provided please

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  • FÁS - Foras Áiseanna Saothair
    Opportunities Search Home Accessibility A Z Forms Home Training About Us Contact Us Oops Page Not Found We re sorry unfortunately this link is not in operation right now Please refer to our homepage www fas ie to be redirected to your area of interest If you typed the address make sure the spelling is correct If you clicked on a link the link may be outdated or broken Visit

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