L&D Skillnet

Supporting companies to develop the skills they need to succeed

Working closely with industry, creating funded upskilling opportunities which are responsive to business needs and designed to develop future-ready talent. 

Our Skillnet

Learning and Development Institute (L&DI) is the promoting body for the L&D Skillnet. We provide Grant-Aided Funding Opportunities for L&D Skillnet Member Organisations.

Our Mission is to lead and advance the Learning and Development agenda in the Ireland and to create and foster a community in the L&D sector by continuous improvement of the L&D ecosystem of solutions and resources through:

  • People Development

  • Workforce Design

  • Strategic Innovation


This will be achieved through the development of training programmes, action-based research projects or highlighting best practice in the areas of:

  • Digital Acceleration and Transformation

  • SME Leadership Development

  • Workforce Innovation

  • Climate Action and Business Sustainability

  • Supporting Ireland's FDI base

FREE membership is available to private, commercial organisations. If you would like to join our network, click the link below:


Join the L&D Skillnet



Grant Aided Funding Opportunities for L&D Skillnet Member Organisations

L&DI/QQI Level 6 Professional Practice Certificate

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L&DI/QQI Level 6 Training Needs Analysis & Design

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L&DI/QQI Level 6 Training Delivery and Evaluation (Train The Trainer)

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Training Administrator Course

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L&DI/UCC Level 7 Diploma in Learning & Development Practice

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L&D Business Partnering Skills

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Digital Presentation Skills Essentials

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Evaluating Learning Impact

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Level 9 MSc in Strategic Learning & Development

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Leading the L&D Function

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Professional Diploma in Digital Learning Design

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Professional Certificate in Instructional Design

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Learning Analytics Essentials

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eLearning Project Management Essentials

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E-Learning Essentials Programme

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Procurement/ Running Tender Competitions

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Training Administrators Programme

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IITD  Buisness School  MSc Launch  Kathy  13th Sept  2022_1

I am really privileged and grateful to be on the MSc in Strategic L&D. If it wasn’t for the support from the L&D Skillnet, I could not have accessed the programme. The funding offered by Skillnet Ireland is key to agreeing support and sponsorship for programmes within the organisation.

Kathy Shine