Innishmore, Ballincollig, Co. Cork
Ballincollig Regional Training Centre was officially opened in Innishmore, Ballincollig in 1996 following the establishment of the Water Services National Training Group. The Centre was the first of five centres built nationwide to provide training as set out in the National Training Programme for the Sanitary Services Sector. Over the years the Centre has developed into a Centre of Excellence and is an approved Training Provider for the following Certified Bodies, QQI, Solas CSCS and Safe Pass, CPC/RSA Approved Courses and was approved to deliver and self certify City & Guilds Confined Space Training in 2019.
A number of classrooms, two of which can seat up to sixty people each. Each room is equipped with integrated audio visual equipment to allow presentation delivery using a variety of technologies. The Centre also houses a large indoor workshop and includes an outdoor area complete with a range of plant and equipment which are ideal for the delivery of training courses which focus on practical skills. In addition there is a leak detection unit and a recently constructed confined space unit in the grounds of the centre.
In 2015 the Centre received the OHSAS ISO 18001 Health and Safety Accreditation and has been successful in its annual retention. The Centre has two full time trainers and also has number of local authority staff appointed as part time trainers who provide a variety of specialised training along with the mandatory health and safety training. The Administration Staff includes an Internal Verifier who ensures that the training provided is in compliance with the Quality Assurance Policies and Procedures as specified by the certified bodies and LASNTG . A large number of courses are procured through the local authority procurement process where training providers who were successfully appointed to the National Framework are invited to submit a tender.
The Centre is approved by IT Carlow for delivery of the Road Programme Management Programme for Local Authority Roads Staff.