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Lost/mislaid your Safe Pass card. You can get another Safe Pass Card from Solas. There is an online form that must be completed and submitted to Solas. Click here to access the form. Please note that due to Data protection and security policies, this office is unable to source/disclose/confirm Safe Pass card numbers.

Modern Training methods. 

What is E-learning?

E-learning (occasionally described online learning) is a term used for the delivery of training/knowledge/education using technological based methods. This type of learning is often delivered via digital electronic means, e.g. by the use of a computer, or a smart phone. This type of learning is getting very popular and is an ideal method for the delivery of some Training courses. Universities, such as Trinity College Dublin, U.C.D. the University of Strathclyde, Solas and large growing number of organisations such as Liebherr, IOSH, the H.S.A. the Law society of Ireland and the CIF (Construction Industry Federation) deliver good quality courses via these methods.

The advantages of E-learning include the following –

What is M-learning?

M-learning or mobile learning is a popular method used to provide training including refresher training to train employees in the modern workplace. There is a feasible and growing reliance among the modern workforce to use mobile devices to carry out research, access e-mails, and these devices provide an ideal method to attend some training courses. Its uses has been helped with the following changes –

The use of m-learning when combined with blended learning, or instructor led training is a remarkable opportunity for learners to take part in mandatory training, to refresh their knowledge of the latest health and safety requirements, and to learn new skills.

What is micro learning?

Microlearning, often called bite-sized learning, is a term used by organisations to provide formal and informal learning. It usually consists of a short, up to 5 minutes, focused learning module designed to meet a specific learning outcome. These modules are accessible on multiple devices and these learning modules make them ideal for just in time training.

What is blended learning?

Blended learning allows you to train your learners is lots of ways. It often involves the provision of top quality audio and video media and is often described as the best of both worlds. Blended learning is a term used to describe the learning available from a course which is made up of both an e-learning course and face to face training in a classroom setting. Traditional classrooms are also benefiting from technological changes and can now include both a physical training room or a virtual classroom. This type of training combines the muscle of both traditional and online learning methods.. If the learner encounters any problem, difficulties , Seamus O Sullivan Training can be contacted and Seamus will be delighted to clarify any issues. Certificates from both blended learning and face to face training are usually the same.

The success of any training module depends on the provision of the correct information in a suitable manner to the chosen audience. Modern Training methods such as m-learning, e-learning and blended learning rely on having a suitable qualified and competent trainer who is fully up-to date with training methods and who is a subject matter expert.

Virtual Reality (VT)

VT s a digital based location that simulates a realistic location.

Augmented Reality (AR)

AR is getting popular in some training environments, as it deals with the real environment augmented by a digital creation.


What is a PPS number? A PPS Number is a Personal Public Service number (PPSN) and is a unique reference number given to you that helps you access social welfare benefits and public services in Ireland. Please note: you must have a PPS number to attend a Safe Pass course.

Photo Guidelines for Safe Pass. To attend a Solas Safe Pass course you MUST arrive to the course with two recently taken passport type photos. It is required that the photos are of good quality. Poor quality photos will be rejected by Solas. you will NOT be allowed attend the Safe Pass course if you arrive with poor quality photos. See below some pointers which might be of assistance. The photographer that take the photos is usually aware of the requirements. If you get photos from a machine in a photo booth, you might need to adjust the seat as if it is too low part of your head might be missing on the photo.

The two photos that you bring MUST (for admin purposes) be identical and show a close up of your face and the top of your shoulders so that your face takes up between 70% and 80% of the frame.

Tips to consider when getting your photos taken.

Tips to consider regarding your expression while the photo is being taken.

The size of the two photos

Lighting and focus

Good quality photos are required

FAQ’s (photos)

  1. I have only one photo, is that ok: No, You require two identical photos, no more than 6 months old with the Safe Pass application
  2. Can I leave the course to get photos? No, you are required to arrive with 2 Safe Pass type photos and they are required by the trainer on the morning of the course
  3. Can I use my previous Safe Pass photo? No: your photo must have been taken within the last 6 months.
  4. I wear a head covering for religious purposes, is it ok for me to wear it in my photo?If you wear a head covering for religious reasons you are allowed to wear it in your Safe Pass photo. All other types of head accessories cannot be worn.
  5. Can I wear glasses?Transparent glasses may be worn so long as the frames do not cover any part of the eye or cause glare or shadows. Sunglasses must not be worn.
  6. Can my photo be a selfie?No.
  7. I have a paper photo, will that do?No, Scanned photos must not be used, obtain a good quality Safe Pass type photograph using the methods described on our site before making your application
People with disabilities

If you have a disability that prevents you meeting all of these requirements, Contact this office by sending an e-mail to support@seamusosullivan.ie and we will be very happy to help you.

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