Business Courses & Training

Business Courses and Training

Westmeath Local Enterprise Office offers a wide range of practical business training courses that will help you to successfully run your business. The courses we deliver are aimed at those considering setting up their own business and those who are in business and wish to acquire knowledge and expertise in a particular area. 
Our courses take place in various venues across County Westmeath and are held during the day and in the evening time.  The courses are designed to impart useful information in a practical way that will have immediate relevance to your business.  We are conscious that if you are running your own business time is very precious so we make every effort to deliver our courses at times and durations that are convenient to you.
A number of our courses offer an element of on-site training to ensure that training is really relevant to your particular business.  Such courses include Computerised Accounts, Safety Statements and Basic Food Hygiene.  All courses are heavily subsidised by Westmeath Local Enterprise Office which ensures that they are affordable to all and yet you are receiving the best business training possible.
If you are interested in booking a place on our courses you can book and pay online, please note our Cancellation Policy in relation to all our training courses and clinics.
Trainers cannot attend other programmes where the nature of the course content is similar to a programme they currently/plan to tender for.
If you are just considering setting up in Business, we highly recommend our Start Your Own Business Course which will teach you all you need to know about getting your business up and running.  In addition to our range of training courses, we may be able to assist you or staff members with individual training needs.  For further information on individual training support please see information below on Individual Training Courses.


Individual Training Courses

  • Small businesses may be financially assisted on an individual basis to undertake certain business skills training courses subject to certain criteria.  
  • Funding up to 50% of course fees (subject to a €1,000.00 limit per business per year) is available.
  1. Individuals must have the approval of Westmeath Local Enterprise Office before the course begins.
  2. The training course content details, course relevance, fee details and accreditation details must be presented to Westmeath Local Enterprise Office with an application form, available to download here.
  3. Individuals must be in business or employed by a small business in County Westmeath.
  4. Businesses that employ 10 people or less are eligible only.
The following types of courses will be eligible:
  • Accounts related courses
  • Marketing related courses
  • Business /Legal issue related courses
  • Computerised accounts
  • ISO and quality training
  • Health and Safety Training (Safety Statements, Food Hygiene, HACCP)
  • Photoshop and Web Design courses
  • The following types of courses are not eligible:
  • Specialist software training particular to a business sector e.g. travel agents, engineering, manufacturing etc.)
  • Basic computer skills training e.g. ECDL, MOUS etc.
  • CAD
  • Graphic Design
  • MBA and third level degree and diploma courses.
Please note payment of grant is subject to:
  • Completion of the course
  • Production of a receipt in respect of payment of course fee
  • Evidence of attendance at the course