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Join these Organisations in Progressing the Unemployed into Sustainable Employment


Who is this Programme suitable for?

  • Organisations (Public, Private and Not for Profit) who interact with jobseekers, such as the DSP and the HSE
  • Qualified coaches and/or trainers who want to work in the Employability and Activation (Momentum, Jobpath, Solas, ETB) sector
  • Individuals with practical experience, but require a recognised, specialised and focused qualification
  • Those who require a greater knowledge of the employability and activation sectors
  • HR professionals / Recruitment consultants / Trainers and Tutors Individuals interested in working with jobseekers

Benefits of The Programme

  • Recognised by the Institute of Leadership & Management
  • Endorsed by the Institute of Employability Professionals
  • Specialist programme for those working in the employability sector
  • Networking with like minded individuals
  • Credible programme with employers and job seekers
  • Learn new ways to activate the unemployed
  • How to overcome barriers
  • Access to learning resources, development tools, articles, publications & courses
  • Implement the unique and proven “5 Steps to Success” methodology
  • ILM Membership for 12 months

Programme Objectives

  • Focus on the jobseekers personal development, confidence building and practical strategies for gaining employment 
  • Equip the learner with specific skills and techniques to work effectively with jobseekers
  • Employ the creative and innovative “5 Steps to Success” Methodology
  • Build positive relationships with unemployed and vulnerable clients
  • Understand the workings of the employability sector and identify sources of supports available
  • Apply core coaching principles and practices
  • Explain the importance of compliance, legislation, ethical conduct, quality assurance and case management

Our Methodology

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The Programme is based on the “5 Steps to Success” Methodology supported by Enterprise Ireland.

This Methodology focuses the jobseeker on skills to:

1 – Cope with being unemployed

2 – Adapt towards positive change

3 – Improve performance in career planning skills

4 – Maintain motivation during transition

5 – Enjoy work-life balance again

4 Day Programme


1. Coaching & Mentoring – Methods and Techniques

2. Interpersonal Skills/Communication

3. Working with Clients/ Assessing Vulnerabilities

4. Reflective Practice

5. Scenario based learning

One Day Seminar – €300 per person

4 Day Programme –

€895 (Includes printed workbooks.)

or €795 (Digital copies of workbooks)


1. Employability & Employment Supports

2. Employability Skills – Leaving Unemployment (15 strategies)

3. Scenario based learning

4. Reflective Practice

One Day Seminar – €300 per person

4 Day Programme –

€895 (Includes printed workbooks.)

or €795 (Digital copies of workbooks)


1. Adapt to Employment – 10 strategies

2. Problem Solving Skills & Anger/Conflict Mgt

3. Quality Assurance & Operational Management

4. Systems & Reporting

5. Scenario based learning

4 Day Programme –

€895 (Includes printed workbooks.)

or €795 (Digital copies of workbooks)


1. Creating Demand for the Job Seeker

2. Promoting & Marketing Your Client

3. Benefits of hiring an intern

4. Activation Tracking System

5. Diagnostic & Assessment Tools/ Case Management

One Day Seminar – €300 per person

4 Day Programme –

€895 (Includes printed workbooks.)

or €795 (Digital copies of workbooks)

One Day Seminar – €300 per person

4 Day Programme –

€895 (Includes printed workbooks), or €795 (Digital copies of workbooks)

Coaching & Mentoring the Unemployed towards Sustainable Employment

“The Course was very informative & enjoyable. Excellent resources given”

“The content was useful and will be incorporated into my current role”

“Case studies were excellent & very interactive. Very beneficial”

About Career & Life Planning

Career & Life Planning is a professional training & coaching company founded and managed by Joe Delaney. Joe is a qualified coach and former Recruitment Director with BDO. The company provides many management, leadership and personal development programmes for different groups and individuals within the labour force. We have extensive experience in both the corporate and activation sectors nationwide.

We have developed a bespoke Coaching Methodology called the “5 Steps to Success” (supported by Enterprise Ireland) which is now established as a fresh new approach tofaster and improved employee engagement while also ensuring individuals get work-life better.. then balanced. Career & Life Planning is an approved centre for the Institute of Leadership & Management and City & Guilds.

About ILM

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The Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) (Visit Website) is the UK’s largest management body, combining industry-leading qualifications and specialist member services.

ILM forms part of the City & Guilds group whose primary purpose is to improve the standards of leadership and management in order to drive social and economic policy.

The Career Employability Specialist program was designed in conjunction with ILM & Career & Life Planning to give best in class tools and techniques to those working within the Employment & Activation Sector.

About IEP


The Institute of Employability Professionals (IEP) (Visit website) is the only professional membership institute for the employability profession in the UK and Ireland. IEP Endorsement is a recognition of quality for any short course, programme or other training opportunity that will help employability professionals improve their performance.  

Career & Life Planning meet the IEP’s criteria which demonstrates that we adhere to professional training standards, and that programmes are well designed and delivered.

Our Career Employability Specialist developed programme is the first programme in Ireland to be endorsed by IEP.