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

Valuing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Irish Screen Sector starting 28.09.2021

This workshop aims to increase participants’ awareness of their roles and responsibilities in promoting a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace. Participants learn how to recognise and manage behaviours that can undermine individuals and teams, along with positive actions that, together with management’s commitment and the right policies, can create a culture in which everyone has

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COVID-19 Compliance Officer Training for the Audio-Visual (AV) Sector starting 29.09.2021

*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 29.09.2021

*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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Vectorworks – Foundation Level – Introduction to Vectorworks 2022 starting 05.10.2021

The working landscape has been changed dramatically by the Covid-19 pandemic. This change has offered Vectorworks the opportunity to accelerate their plans to offer an online, flexible training solution. Vectorworks have kindly offered to run four free online, tutor led, training sessions for Irish crew registered on the Screen Skills Ireland database in 2021.  Each session will

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People Management – QQI Level 6 Higher Certificate starting 08.10.2021

Screen Skills Ireland and Screen Skillnet are delighted to offer People Management – QQI Level 6 Higher Certificate to the Irish Screen Industry. Often, the transition to a management role is made without any training or preparation. Therefore, even the most naturally talented managers can feel unprepared at times. Taking 3 days to complete this

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Supported Places- Thriving with Autism Conference starting 17.10.2021

Screen Skills Ireland is happy to offer thirty supported places for screen industry professionals at the upcoming “Thriving with Autism” conference. The conference will be wide ranging and cover many aspects including: How to support an autistic person effectively. How to create inclusive environments to minimize anxiety, stress and distress. How to select the best strategy

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