low cost training for the expanding organic sector

Welcome to the website of the National Organic Training Skillnet (NOTS). We provide high quality, low cost training for the expanding organic sector throughout the Republic of Ireland for 2014, NOTS will be providing a range of courses throughout the country.

The NOTS training programme is available to farmers, growers, processors, food businesses, and consultants working in the organic food sector. New entrants and commercial producers interested in developing their enterprise into an organic business are also eligible.

In addition to training, we are keen to facilitate organic producers and processors into networks that can address issues and opportunities for the sector. Events such as farm walks and local group meetings will be held nationwide.

We are managed through a steering group which has representation from Western Organic Network, and organic certification bodies IOFGA and Organic Trust.

As certified members of either Organic Trust or IOFGA, NOTS will keep you informed about upcoming training courses through email and webtext, if you want to exclude yourself from this service, please inform us via text or email

There are a limited number of free places to the unemployed see http://www.skillnets.ie/job-seekers/eligibility-criteria to check your eligibility and/or contact the Network Manager on 071 9640688

The National Organic Training Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of Skillnets Ltd. funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.



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We've made some presentations from our conference last year available to view directly on the website - a valuable resource for those who missed the conference, but also great for people who attended by would like to see some of the material again! Click Here to take a look

Upcoming Courses

Succesional Sowing & Crop Rotation

1 day course on maximising productivity through successional sowing techniques. ... more info

Certificate in Organic Horticulture (Distance Learning)

Certificate in Organic Horticulture Distance Learning This ... more info

The Business of Catering

Get your catering business on the go, ... more info

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News and Events

Organic Priduction Principles FETAC level 5

The National Organic Trainng Skillnet will be hosting an additional 4 Organic Production Principles courses over the summer ( courses are subject to approval and places will be limited) Therefore if you wish to put your name on the waiting list for a place then please email your contact details to info@nots.ie or call 0719640688

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“Soils Matter” 2015 soil conference.


“Soils Matter” 2015 soil conference. 2015 is the year of the soil, soil is our most valuable and precious resource and 2015 is a year to shine a light on it.


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Contact Us

National Organic Training Skillnet
The Enterprise Centre,
Hill Road,
Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim
Tel: 071 96 40688
Fax: 071 96 40869
Email: info@nots.ie

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