IT-4-today Trade Unions Supporting Learning

The BenefIT4 Scheme is designed to provide basic IT training to those who may have little or no experience of computers.  It will provide confidence and develop skills in using the internet for a variety of activities.

FREE 1 day computer basics course:
8 hours of IT training

Eligible to attend if you are:
- Aged 55 or over
- Unemployed
- Experiencing disadvantage
- Without any recognised formal education or
- have none or some computer experience

Dates: on-request

Venues:  This training is available in various Congess Centres or union facilities around the country including;

Cavan, Clare, Cork, Donegal, Dublin, Galway, Kerry, Kildare, Laois, Leitrim, Longford, Lough, Mayo, Meath, Offaly, Roscommon, Sligo, waterford, Westmeath and Wexford.

List of Congress Centres on the below link.


Fiona Elward
Project Administrator
Irish Congress of Trade Unions
31/32 Parnell Square
Dublin 1
01-889 7704


 BenefIT4 Success Story

This is Teresa Gilmartin from Arigna, Co Roscommon. She is aged 81 and on completeion of a BenefIT4 class with tutor Mary Guihen had the confidence to purchase an iPad to use Skype to keep in contact with her son and his family in America and to be a part of her grandson's christening on 2nd November 2013. Something she never thought was possible before.

Mary Guihen has great patience and gives full support to all her learners during and following their participation in the course.