An Apprenticeship is a programme of structured education and training which formally combines and alternates learning in the workplace with learning in an education and training institution. An apprenticeship prepares participants for a specific occupation and leads to a qualification on the National Framework of Qualifications.

Apprenticeships are on a statutory footing, and approved by the Apprenticeship Council, SOLAS, and the Higher Education Authority. Apprenticeships require a registered employer for the apprentice. Craft apprentices can do their on-the-job blocks in the film industry. Apprenticeships can be offered at Level 6 (Advanced/Higher Certificate) to Level 10 (PhD). Apprenticeships are a minimum of two and maximum of four years in duration.

Screen Skills Ireland is currently involved in developing and/or delivering the following Apprenticeship programme:

  • CGI Technical Artist (Level 9) Apprenticeship programme in development in collaboration with DIT and Animation Skillnet.


Screen Skills Ireland Featured in Fora Report on Apprenticeships 20.01.2020

Screen Skills Ireland was featured in an article by Fora, exploring the range of apprenticeships available in Ireland. The article highlighted the CGI Technical Apprenticeship, run in partnership with TU Dublin, a Level 8 apprenticeship that commenced in October 2019. The apprenticeship, which was designed in extensive consultation with industry, is aimed at individuals looking

CGI Technical Artist Apprenticeship Programme 2019-2021: Call for Expressions of Interest 06.08.2019

Screen Skills Ireland is delighted to announce the development of a CGI Technical Artist Apprenticeship, in association with Technological University Dublin and Animation Skillnet. The CGI Technical Artist Apprenticeship was one of 26 new national apprenticeships launched by the Minister for Education and Skills in December 2017 as part of the expanded apprenticeship scheme. This

Animation CG Technical Artist Apprenticeship – In development 28.02.2018

Screen Training Ireland are currently developing an Animation CG Technical Artist apprenticeship with Dublin Institute of Technology and Animation Skillnet. This apprenticeship is a level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ). Click here for an overview of the NFQ levels. For further information please contact Emer MacAvin e: