The public sector

Since 2005, Gaelchultúr has been providing specialised Irish language training to public sector bodies to help them fulfil their obligations under the Official Languages Act 2003. Most of the company’s training is aimed at front-line staff who are in regular contact with the public and the aim of the courses is to enable those staff members to provide customer service through Irish. We have also developed courses for staff members who need to reach a high level of competency in Irish to enable them to work through the language.

Gaelchultúr seeks to make the learning of Irish an enjoyable and beneficial experience for the participants, a pleasure rather than a chore.

For further information about the approach used by Gaelchultúr when the company is asked to run a course in a public sector body, please click on the General uncertificated courses link in the left-hand column.

Certificate in Professional Irish
Gaelchultúr is now offering a specialised accredited course, Certificate in Professional Irish, which is aimed at public sector employees, at Level 3, Level 4, Level 5 and Level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).

For more information about this course, please click on Certificate in Professional Irish - Level 3 (NFQ), Certificate in Professional Irish - Level 4 (NFQ), Certificate in Professional Irish - Level 5 (NFQ) or Certificate in Professional Irish - Level 6 (NFQ).

Registration Process
You can register for the Certificate in Professional Irish on The registration process on the website includes an assessment survey. If the course is being funded by your workplace you must seek permission (from your manager or training unit) prior to booking your place. Note: If your workplace comes under OneLearning, the new Learning and Development Centre for the Civil Service, and you wish to undertake a course at Level 3, 4, 5 or 6, please contact your Learning and Development/Training Unit who will arrange the training through OneLearning.


To download the Certificate in Professional Irish brochure, please click here.