Training for Designers

Design Enterprise Skillnet is a learning network for companies of all sizes in the design sector.

The objective of Design Enterprise Skillnet is to support the growth of Ireland's design sector by developing the skills of design professionals and design practices all over Ireland.

Developed in close collaboration with the members of the Institute of Designers in Ireland, the Design Enterprise Skillnet training programmes focus on helping designers and design SMEs grow their business, up-skill their teams, and attract and service clients in a rapidly changing commercial landscape.

Upcoming Training & Events

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Bespoke In-Company Training

IDI, in association with Design Enterprise Skillnet, can also offer bespoke in-house training for your design business, at substantially reduced costs.  Contact Aileen Dempsey at for further information.

Design Enterprise Skillnet Membership

IDI members are automatically members of the Design Enterprise Skillnet, giving you access to member rates for their courses and workshops.

Graduate Training

Through our IDI Education Committee, we will also attempt to guage the skills deficits in our industry at graduate level as experienced by employers - this will give us an insight into how we need to better target CPD and training among recent graduates.

Design Enterprise Skillnet also runs a fully-funded recent-hire and graduate Onboarding programme for employers in the design sector. Please contact Aileen Dempsey at for further information.