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.


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: