About Us

METAC Training is the largest energy training and assessment centre in Ireland and trains approximately 3,500 people annually. Our realistic training facilities equip people with practical skills for the modern workforce that are nationally recognised by SOLAS, QQI, City & Guilds, BLUEflame Certification, Bord Gais and OFTEC, amongst others. All courses we run are independently certified and verified by external agencies.

In September 2010, we invested and installed a 16 metre 6KW wind turbine and accompanying Photovoltaic systems at our centre which was supported and grant aided by Laois Partnership Ltd. making us the first and only training centre to do so. This facility now allows us to expand our renewable energy training to incorporate wind training.

On completion of our courses all participants are equipped with practical skills that are nationally recognised by SOLAS, Bord Gais, City & Guilds and OFTEC.


Since late 2010, we have expanded our range of training to incorporate business, computers, vocational and hobby courses. We decided to increase our range of courses to meet the needs of people looking for quality training and assessment which will provide them with qualifications recognized by QQI amongst others.

Our trainers all work in the industries both nationally and internationally in which they train which ensures they are up-to-date with the latest technologies and issues that participants may face on a daily basis. They continually revise and update their skills to ensure they impart the latest knowledge to participants.

Our customers include individuals working in the energy industry, Bord Gais, Calor Gas, Dublin City Council, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Flogas, Offaly County Council, Tralee Town Council, Department of Defence amongst others. For each of them, we provide quality training tailored to the needs of our clients.

We believe that what differentiates us from other training organisations is our

  • Quality, practical and hands on training and assessment by experts in their field
  • Use of the top of the range training equipment and facilities
  • Choice of a wide range of courses providing national and international qualifications
  • Convenient location in the heart of Ireland just off the M7
  • Value for money training we offer


We pride ourselves on being an industry-focused organisation that works to provide for the needs of the energy sector, promoting energy efficiency and renewable technologies, through quality driven, responsive vocational education and training products and services. Our new range of courses also allows us to further provide industry-focused training in computers and accountancy amongst others.

METAC Training Centre are proud to be the preferred training Centre for C&F Quadrant and Calor Gas.

There are some of our achievements and those of our past candidates:

– The Product of the Show Awards, Highly-Commended in the category of Best Services Provider at The SEAI Energy Show 2022
– The Product of the Show Awards, winner in the category of Best Services Provider at The SEAI Energy Show 2019
– Finalist in the Overall Achievement Category at the Plumbing & Heating Awards 2017
– The Product of the Show Awards, Highly-Commended in the category of Best Services Provider at The SEAI Energy Show 2017
– Best Service Provider at The SEAI Energy Show Product of the Show Awards 2016
– OFTEC Best Training Centre 2014 at the OFTEC Awards for Excellence
– Best Service Provider and Overall Product of the Show Award for The SEAI Energy Show 2014
– Jamie Ryan who completed his OFTEC training with METAC, won an OFTEC Excellence award in 2010
– Excellence in Training Finalist 2009
– Best Business Growth & Development Award 2009
– Laois Key Person of the Year Award (Dominic Dunne) 2009
– Best New Business Award Winner 2007
– Finalist in Environment Award 2007
– Regional Winner OFTEC Oil Training 2007

You can view METAC’s awards in the photo gallery by clicking here.

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