In a pioneering collaboration, Mayo, Sligo, and Leitrim Education and Training Board (MSLETB) join forces with Gaelchultúr to unveil the Certificate in Professional Irish Course. This innovative part-time programme, delivered on a pilot basis in January through the Skills to Advance initiative, caters specifically to professionals aspiring to attain an official language qualification for career progression. 

Welcoming this initiative, Tom Grady, Chief Executive of MSLETB, expressed his enthusiasm, stating,  

“I am thrilled to announce the launch of our newest initiative, the ‘Certificate in Professional Irish’ programme, brought to you by our dedicated Skills to Advance team. This programme not only fosters a deeper connection to the Irish language but also empowers individuals to integrate professional proficiency in Irish into their skill set.  

At MSLETB, we believe that championing linguistic diversity contributes not only to the preservation of heritage but also creates opportunities for personal and professional growth within the workplace.” 

Darren Ó Rodaigh, Chief Executive of Gaelchultúr, echoed these sentiments, stating,

“The business world has evolved significantly since the Official Languages (Amendment) Act 2021 was brought into effect. The Act, which promotes the rights of the Irish-speaking community, has cemented the integral role the language plays in commercial affairs across all industries on the island of Ireland.  

There are more opportunities than ever before for Irish-speakers, and we’re delighted to partner with MSLETB to provide professionals with the skills required to access those opportunities.” 

Are you ready to take your career to new heights? The Certificate in Professional Irish (TGG) is your gateway to enhanced linguistic proficiency and increased confidence in communicating in Irish within both professional and social contexts. 

Why choose the Certificate in Professional Irish (TGG)? 

Tailored for Professionals: Crafted with the needs of professionals in mind, this program is perfect for those seeking an official language qualification to propel their careers forward. 

Fully Funded: Thanks to our Skills to Advance initiative, the Certificate in Professional Irish (TGG) is fully funded, making it an accessible opportunity for individuals looking to improve their skills. 

Flexible Schedule: This online 10-week course, consisting of weekly 3-hour sessions, starts at the end of February 2024. Our blended-learning approach allows you to balance your professional commitments while advancing your language proficiency. 

Suitable for Various Levels: Whether you’re at ease with conversational Irish or intermittently use the language in social or work-related contexts, the programme is available at a range of different levels to best suit your proficiency. 

This is not just a language course; it’s an opportunity to transform your career trajectory and open doors to new possibilities. 

Ready to take the plunge? Express your interest now! 

Contact Orla Sweeney at [email protected] or visit 


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Director of Further Education and Training Peter Egan and Sinead Ní Uallacháin
Director of Further Education and Training Peter Egan and Sinead Ní Uallacháin
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