Screen Skills Ireland, the skills development unit within Screen Ireland and Skillnet Ireland audio-visual networks partner to offer free courses and webinars to support the safe return to work, based on government-approved protocols. The courses are part-funded through the ReBound initiative, supported by Skillnet Ireland.

Screen Skills Ireland is partnering with a cluster of Skillnet Ireland audio-visual networks on the roll-out of COVID-19 Return to Work Training, designed to help the creative screen and broadcast industries return to work safely.

The Skillnet Ireland audio-visual networks involved include Animation Skillnet, Immersive Technologies Skillnet, Gréasán na Meán Skillnet, Learning Waves Skillnet, and Screen Skillnet.

The COVID-19 Return to Work Training, which is funded by Screen Ireland and through the Skillnet Ireland ReBOUND initiative, includes the following two free online courses:

  • The COVID-19 Return to Work Training for the AV Sector course covers all government requirements with regard to return to work training plus bespoke elements to the audio-visual sector. To apply for this course go to the relevant skillnet website, relevant to your sector or the Screen Skills Ireland website here.
  • The COVID-19 Compliance Officer Training for the AV Sector course covers all the essential duties of the Covid19 Compliance Officer/Lead Worker with an emphasis on risk assessing and designing work plans for the AV sector. To apply for this course go to the relevant skillnet website, relevant to your sector or the Screen Skills Ireland website here.

Irish language versions of both courses will be available shortly.

These courses are based on the Irish Government’s Return to Work Safely Protocol as well as Screen Producers Ireland’s Return To Production Guidelines for the Creative Screen Industry and the  Commercial Producers of Ireland Filming Protocols.

In addition to these courses, Screen Skills Ireland will also partner with the Skillnet Ireland audio-visual networks and other key stakeholders to host a range of courses and webinars over the coming months that will focus on sharing best practice and case studies in relation to COVID-19 and returning to work.

Further information about COVID-19 and returning to work can be found on Screen Skills Ireland’s dedicated resources page, and the free COVID Tracker app from HSE and the Department of Health can be downloaded here.

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