Game On! Council launches Gamified Essential Skills Learning Programme.

1st March 2023

Gamified Essential Skills Programme V2

Fermanagh and Omagh Labour Market Partnership is delighted to launch an innovative Gamified Essential Skills Learning Programme that will encourage unemployed people of all ages to learn essential skills through the use of gaming and VR technology.

Funded by the Department for Communities, the Labour Market Partnership creates targeted employment action plans for council areas and allows for collaboration at local and regional level to support people towards and into work.

The Fermanagh and Omagh Labour Market Partnership aims to engage with those who are unemployed or economically inactive, within the Fermanagh and Omagh district council area, and assist them into employment through the provision of a range of nationally recognised qualifications.

Working in partnership with 21 Training, the Gamified Essential Skills Learning Programme will take a fresh approach to delivering Maths and English qualifications that is accessible and fun for all learners aged between 16 to 64 years old.

Speaking at the launch, Chair of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Barry McElduff, said,

“I am delighted that the Council is working in partnership with 21 Training who have successfully integrated cutting-edge technology to improve students’ learning experiences, specifically in essential skills such as Maths and English.

Basic English and Maths are essential, as they are the foundation for other skills to be built upon. These are some of the skills needed to move into employment or do any job effectively. For mums or dads, it can also be valuable in helping their children with homework.”

The Gamified Essential Skills Learning Programme will be delivered within the Council area from early March, running two days per week over five weeks. Each session is 2 hours long, and refreshments will be provided.

Participants will be supported throughout the programme, and travel costs will be covered. There is no charge to participate, and those who fully complete the programme will receive a tablet computer.

To be eligible for this training programme you must have a verifiable address within the Fermanagh and Omagh District Council boundary, be unemployed or economically inactive and can honour the time commitments required to complete the programme.

For further information and registration, email or call 21 Training, Omagh office on 028 8224 40197 or Enniskillen on 0286 633 0511.