Skills to Succeed Academy

Skills to Succeed Academy

About the Skills to Succeed Academy

Third Age has partnered with Accenture to share their Skills to Succeed Online Academy. This online training programme aims help you to build the confidence and key employability skills needed to secure your next job.

Created specifically to meet the needs of jobseekers, this training will help to prepare you for the entire journey to work, from finding and applying for a job, to being successful in the workplace.

How to get started:

Accessing the Skills to Succeed Academy is easy, just follow these three steps:

1. Go to https://s2sacademy.ie/

2. Click on ‘Learner Registration’ and use the Learner Access code: 01TAGE

3. Once you are logged in, visit https://s2sacademy.ie/choose-course/ to view the main menu or

4. Try getting started by directly visiting the links for one of the topics below:

What makes a ‘good’ CV? What layout is most appropriate?
Why is there no such thing as a ‘one size fits all’ CV?

Learn how to make your CV stand out from the crowd with different styles and techniques in:
Create your CV

Find out tips and tricks for tailoring your CV for different jobs, including what you can do when you don’t have all the skills that the job asks for in:
Tailor your CV

Being able to identify and talk about the transferrable skills you have gained to-date is so important when thinking about your career options, applying for jobs, and answering interview questions.
How can you pick out and showcase these skills?

Pick out what transferrable skills you have developed from different areas of your life, and how you can talk about them in:
Identify your skills

How do you get started with your career journey?
How do you make sure you are submitting the best quality application possible?

Discover how you can find out about different careers, and the different sources of help for finding a job in:
Who can help you?

Get to grips with filling in application forms, and recognise why  psychometric tests are used in:
The application form

Learn what makes a stand-out Cover Letter and how to take yours to the next level in:
A better cover letter

What are the tips and tricks to good communication?
How can you demonstrate you are the best fit for the job?
What is the effect of your body language?

Take your communication skills to the next level by learning how to structure your answers to Competency-based interview questions in:
Test drive the CAR technique

Discover all of the steps you can take to excel at your interview, from body language to preparing for difficult interview questions in:
Ace your interview

Put preparation into practice in this face-to-face interview simulation, and get feedback at each step of the way in:
Practice a job interview

Who can see your online activity and why does it matter?
Why should you build an online professional network?
How can you use this to your advantage?


Learn about your online professional presence including how to create a great LinkedIn profile and presenting your personal brand in:
Online professional network

What does it mean to be professional? Why are first impressions so important?
What is expected of you in the workplace?
What should you know about living and working in Ireland?

Learn how to make a positive first impression and how to be professional in the workplace in:
Finding your feet

How you react to situations will shape your success at work. Learn all about methods to help you cope with difficult scenarios in:
Having the right attitude

Probation? Time management? Feedback? Get to grips with all of these terms and learn to start off strong in:
Knowing your job

Navigating Your Work Future

Are you ready for change? Have your circumstances changed recently in that you have been made unemployed, redundant or in need of upskilling?

Navigating Your Work Future is currently offering a series of free weekly webinars on Thursdays at 11am to support those planning for their future.