CRAFT ACADEMY – Expressions of Interest

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Craft Academy - March 2023show details + €0.00 (EUR)   Expired
  • Craft Academy - March 2023
    March 28, 2023 - June 29, 2023
    9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Expressions of Interest are now open for Craft Academy 2023.

**This programme will be funded via Skills Connect and is  FREE OF CHARGE to eligible participants participants only**


This unique programme will cover topics that reflect the need of programme participants, and will include areas but are not limited too:

  • Business Planning
  • Financial Planning
  • Product Portfolio
  • Product Pricing
  • Branding
  • Packaging
  • Trade Fair Exhibiting
  • Production /Operations Planning
  • Product Design
  • New Product Development
  • Marketing (digital & traditional)
  • Introduction to web design


Upon completion of this programme, participants will have

  • The confidence to begin trading and enter self-employment / continue trading.
  • Practical skills that can be introduced immediately into participants business (if already set up).
  • A support network that participants can be used to help each other with business issues as they arise after the programme finishes.
  • Individual mentoring which will allow participants to discuss in private, issues relating to their business, and will contribute to direction focus and will help build confidence.
  • Industry exposure/work placement will introduce participants to the day-to-day realities of operating a business within the craft industry, while site visits will show industry best practice at work.


Eligibility criteria – Please read carefully before applying

  1. This is a 100% funded programme is available to jobseekers and / or certain social welfare recipients, as well as under employed individuals and individuals not in receipt of any social welfare payment ONLY.
  2. Applicants should have a solid craft business idea when applying for this programme.
  3. Upon registering for this programme you will be asked to fill out a brief application form.
  4. This programme is not open to anyone currently on a CE / TUS scheme or anyone in receipt of an educational grant / individuals in full time education.
  5. Please email if you wish to discuss your eligibility.


Anyone who submits an expression of interest via this post will be contacted to provide further information.




This training programme will take place live online.