The full cost of the training course is €1,990
The costs for the external assessment process with an external Mediators' Institute of Ireland approved assessor is €250
South West Gno Skillnet funds the Kerry mediation programme to the amount of €500.
Funding is not confined to where the participant lives, but to the location of the programme. So if you live in any part of the Republic of Ireland and you wish to attend the Kerry programme, then you fulfill that part of the criteria.
The funding is available for:
Those with their own business/self-employed or for those who are employed by a business.
Those who are employed in commercial semi-state companies such as:
Supports are provided under a scheme called the Enterprise Support Grant (ESG). (The ESG replaced the Technical Assistance and Training Scheme (TATS) from 16 April 2014.)
You can get the ESG if you have been approved for the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance or the Short-Term Enterprise Allowance. The business plan you submit as part of your application for the scheme must set out the rationale and requirement for financial support. The ESG can pay a total of €2,500 in any 24-month period.
O'Sullivan Solutions makes provision for a customised phased payment plan for those who would find this helpful. Please contact Gerry O'Sullivan.