Who We Are

“Screen Skills Ireland occupies a central and crucial role at the centre of training and skills development for the AV industry in Ireland. It is well-regarded by stakeholders, with a strong reputation for quality and for engaging industry. The organisation is seen as a key link between the industry and skills development provision, with deep understanding of the needs of the sector.”

Crowe Horwath Report on the Development of Skills for the Audio-visual Industry in Ireland 2017.

Screen Skills Ireland is the skills development unit within Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland, Screen Skills Ireland was established in 1995 to provide continuing training and career development opportunities for professionals working in the screen sectors.

Screen Skills Ireland designs, develops and delivers industry-focused skills development initiatives for the screen sector in Ireland, encompassing film, TV, animation, games and VFX, for all roles from new entrants to company leaders.

Our Core Values: Screen Skills Ireland’s core values are embedded in the work we do as follows:

  • providing skills development opportunities to our industry’s professionals throughout their career
  • offering strategic leadership for skills development within the screen sectors in Ireland
  • driving positive change within the sector through support for inclusivity, diversity, transparency and fairness in our work.
  • supporting the sector to grow and thrive across all regions nationally and internationally
  • collaborating with key stakeholders to provide skills development initiatives that respond to the changing needs of the sector

Upcoming Courses & Events

Inclusive Casting for TV Non-Fiction starting 15.04.2021

Mel Walden has 20 years’ TV production experience working across most genres and with specialist experience in factual entertainment. Mel will deliver an interactive virtual class focused on inclusive casting for TV non-fiction. Areas covered include: Introduction Why is inclusive casting important? Creating an effective strategy Tips to feel more confident Use of language Where

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COVID-19 Compliance Officer Training for the Audio-Visual (AV) Sector starting 21.04.2021

*Please note: you must have completed the COVID-19 Return to Work Training before you can take part in this course. This course, developed in partnership with the Skillnet audio-visual networks (Animation Skillnet, Screen Skillnet, Learning Waves Skillnet, Gréasán na Meán Skillnet and Immersive Technologies Skillnet), will equip you with the knowledge required to work with

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COVID-19 Return to Work Training for the Audio-Visual (AV) Sector starting 21.04.2021

*Please ignore the date listed on this course. It is running on a rolling basis. This course, developed in partnership with the Skillnet audio-visual networks (Animation Skillnet, Screen Skillnet, Learning Waves Skillnet, Gréasán na Meán and Immersive Technologies Skillnet), will equip you with the knowledge required to return to the workplace safely in the Audio-Visual

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Stress and Mental Health Risk Assessment for Film and TV Production starting 22.04.2021

This course, delivered in partnership with Screen Skillnet, is part of a series of courses being run dealing with stress and mental health issues in the screen sector. The course supports leaders and managers within the screen sector to meet the legal duty of care of their reports in terms of stress and mental health. 

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