Apprenticeships and Youth Training Seminars

These stakeholder engagement seminars will provide you with the opportunity to make your views known

The overall aim of Northern Ireland’s Apprenticeships and Youth Training Strategies is to establish a world class system of professional and technical education and training, to support the ambitions of young people and provide Northern Ireland with a skills base capable of driving growth and innovation.

A key aspect of the new system will be the establishment of a network of authorised  providers, eligible to deliver the off-the-job training elements of traineeships at level 2 (through both an employed and non-employed route) and apprenticeships at level 3, from September 2017.

Information seminars

The Department for Employment and Learning has been considering how to establish this provider network to meet the needs of employers and young people.

There will be three information seminars held to outline the Department’s initial thinking and receive feedback from relevant stakeholders.

Date: 1 June 2016
Time: 10:00 – 12:00 (registration from 09:30)
Venue: Tullylagan Hotel

Date: 3 June 2016
Time: 10:00 – 12:00 (registration from 09:30)
Venue: Millennium Forum

Date: 6 June 2016
Time: 14:00 – 16:00 (registration from 13:30)
Venue: Riddel Hall, Queen’s University Belfast

Register your attendance.

Registration will close at noon on Monday 23 May 2016.

Due to limited availability, a maximum of two representatives per organisation may attend. If the volume of demand cannot be accommodated, the Department reserves the right to reduce attendees to one per organisation with any additional places allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Further workshops will be held in the coming months before the authorisation process is formally launched.