New Business Development Programme

New Business Development Programme

 Thu, 4th Mar, 2021

Ready to Start your Own Business

Are you unemployed?

Do you have a business idea?

Not sure what to do next?


Business Development Programme 

We are now recruiting for our next programme commencing Week 5th April 2021 - you can apply HERE 


Each learner will complete accredited and non accredited business specific training modules.

QQI Level 5 Accredited training:

  • Marketing Practice
  • Business Administration 
  • SYOB 

Non Accredited training include:

  • GOALS programme
  • Cloud Computing
  • Computer skills
  • Branding 
  • Social Media
  • Website development and domain registration 

Each module is carefully selected and curated to meet the needs of the group. Each participant completes a business plan for their new business idea.

Details & Eligibility

This programme is a special C.E Scheme and commences week 5th April 2021. *It is 26 weeks in duration Participants are contracted for 19.5 hours per week and participants are contracted to work Monday's & Tuesdays 9:00am to 5:00pm, Wednesday's 9:00am - 2:30pm 

Application for participation on this programme must be submitted through a ‘Case Officer’ in the Department of Social Protection and standard CE rates will apply. 

Vacancies will be advertised on DEASP, Offaly Local Development,JobsIreland websites and social media.



Those interested in participating must have a business idea and be in receipt of a social welfare payment (standard CE qualifying period does NOT apply)