InnovateUs & Skills Focus

8 February 2024


InnovateUs and Skills Focus are skills development programmes funded by the Department for the Economy and delivered across Northern Ireland by the six Further Education (FE) colleges.


InnovateUs focuses on enabling small businesses to acquire the skills needed to engage in innovation activities while Skills Focus provides tailored skills to medium sized enterprises.



  • A tailored training solution designed to meet the needs of your business
  • Flexible training delivery, either in your workplace or at the college
  • The opportunity to aquire accredited qualifications
  • A more productive, skilled workforce
  • Increased innovation and growth within your business

How it works

A college representative will initially meet with your company to:

  • establish what innovation activity or training activity your business wishes to undertake
  • develop and deliver a bespoke training solution to address your identified skills deficit.

The InnovateUs and Skills Focus Programmes have been designed with the needs of the small to medium sized business in mind and as such offer flexible training solutions in terms of times, class size and also the location of delivery, which can take place within your workplace, online, or at the college.


To Apply

Contact your local Further Education college for more details.


For further information and to find Further Education contacts details, see here. 


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