ASPIRE Training and Employment

ASPIRE is the Fermanagh & Omagh District Council led employability Programme supporting people into paid employment. The employability initiative, is part funded by the Northern Ireland European Social Fund Programme 2014-2020 and the Department for the Economy. The ASPIRE Employability Programme operates in partnership with the Western Health & Social Care Trust, the Education Authority for the Western Region and delivery partner Fermanagh Rural Community Initiative.

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What is ASPIRE?

The ASPIRE Programme provides assistance to anyone aged sixteen or over and currently unemployed, underemployed or in not full-time education through a range of FREE tailored support packages.

These packages of support can include enrolment onto training courses that lead to professional qualifications, gaining valuable work experience, assistance in completing application forms, helping with interview preparation and the creation or updating of a CV all done with the guidance of an allocated mentor.


What Courses Are Available?

There are a range of learning and training opportunities to enhance employment opportunities through courses in:

• Classroom Support
• Care and Support work
• Finance
• Business Administration
• Health and Safety in the Workplace Training
• Manual Handling Training
• CSR Card Licence Training
• Refresher Forklift Licence Training
• First Aid at Work Certificate
• OCN Social Media
• IAB 1 Computerised Bookkeeping
• IAB Level 1 Award in Payroll for Business
• IT User Skills

In addition, ASPIRE also offers individual and tailored support to include:

• CV Development
• Application Form Support
• Interview Skills Assistance
• Work Experience Placement
• Tailored Actions Plan

Enquire Now Class of 2021-22

COVID 19 Update - September 2021

The ASPIRE Team continues to adapt to meet the needs of both current and new participants on the programme.  In line with COVID 19 regulations we are able to facilitate a limited number of face-to-face meetings which are being held strictly by appointment only. Our training centres have been modified and adapted to meet COVID guidelines and are able to offer in person training at a reduced capacity. 

Support is still available online with an allocated mentor who can support you by seeking out current employment opportunities, creating or refining a CV, completing application forms, helping with interview preparation and support completing professional training and certified qualifications

DISCLAIMER: Fermanagh and Omagh District Council assumes no responsibility or liability for any breaches, problems or subsequent issues that may arise to users as a result of using Google Meet, Google Classroom or any other third-party web conferencing platform, in the delivery of online training for the ASPIRE Employability Programme

Contact Us


Fermanagh and Omagh District Council,
Strule House
16 High Street,
Omagh, BT78 1BQ
Tel: 028 8224 6535

Fermanagh Rural Community Initiative (FRCI),
56 Tempo Road,
Enniskillen, BT74 6HR
Tel: 028 6632 6478


File Type Size Date
ASPIRE Flyer png 1 MB 12th May 2022
Business Admin Academy 2021 pdf 3 MB 14th April 2021
Health & Safety Training Courses 2021 pdf 3 MB 14th April 2021
ASPIRE Classroom Support Prog png 2 MB 12th May 2022
OCR Level 1 IT User Skills pdf 4 MB 27th September 2021
Classroom Support FastTrack png 1 MB 13th June 2022

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