Frequently Asked Questions

We often get asked the following questions about Image Skillnet, our funding and who is eligible for funding. We hope that our FAQs guide will answer all of your questions.  If you require any additional information please do not hesitate to email, call, or message us and we will answer any questions you may have.

Image Skillnet is a dedicated training network for the hair and beauty sector. Image Skillnet supports employers and employees in the Republic of Ireland.

Yes, to gain part-funding, your company or employer must be a member of the network. This includes the self-employed and sole traders.

Membership of the Image Skillnet network is FREE.

You can sign up at , or contact our team directly by phone on 0719640438, or email

Image Skillnet offers enterprise-led training and networking opportunities. We offer training that is part-funded in the skills that you need. We listen to our industry steering group and our members’, we then develop, part-fund and coordinate training programs that match these needs.

Image Skillnet is guided by a steering group of industry professionals who are representatives from across the sector. These include:

  • Industry representation bodies
  • Hairdressers and beauticians
  • Spa owners
  • Cosmetic and skincare companies
  • Magazine publications

The Steering group members are at the cold face of their businesses and fully understand the needs of the sector. They help, guide and support the network and work selflessly in a voluntary capacity.

No, Image Skillnet staff do not carry out any of the training. We facilitate and coordinate the training that is required to help the industry develop. We offer the best quality training for our members.

Who carries out the training? Image Skillnet only work with the best and most relevant trainers to deliver bespoke training courses and events.

Nationally – training takes place all over the Republic of Ireland.

Image Skillnet is co-funded by Skillnet Ireland and member companies. Skillnet Ireland is funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science.

Image Skillnet is one of many Skillnet Ireland networks that work to support its members with training requirements. More information on Skillnet Ireland can be found at

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