CIF Training Team

Training & Development

This long-established service department has been delivering consistently for CIF members and non- CIF members over a number of decades. Our watch word is quality with strong customer focus while providing accredited programs. The T&D Department has been delivering high quality training for the construction sector for many years.

Over the past ten years, the Department has focused on providing a wide range of training programs to meet our members needs for staff development whilst enabling member companies to meet their legislative and compliance needs.

The Department is responsible for developing new program content as well as working with strategic delivery partners to meet our member needs. As part of this work, the CIF Manpower, Education & Training Sub Committee to the CIF Executive Body are consulted on training needs and future provision of training for the wider construction sector; this subcommittee is supported by Dermot Carey, CIF Director & Robert Butler, CIF Head of Department.

In 2016, the CIF Virtual Academy was launched to provide quality online learning that is readily available to members at a time and place which suits the learner. We have developed a number of test programs to establish what our member’s needs are and how best we can develop content to meet the ever-growing demand for online training programs.

Dermot Carey

Dermot Carey

Director, Safety & Training

Dermot Carey, Director of CIF Safety & Training Department. Dermot has responsibility for developing and guiding the CIF’s policy in these areas. Along with shaping policy, the role involves liaising with Government departments, the Education sector and members, and providing assistance with member’s regulatory compliance from a health and safety perspective. Included in this role is the operation of the Safe- T-Cert accreditation service and its day-to-day operations in the Republic of Ireland.

Robert Butler

Head of Learning & Development

Robert Butler, Head of Department for CIF Learning & Development. Robert has responsibility for business development, revenue management, development of new program content including eLearning. Robert is responsible for the management of the accreditation of all CIF programs while ensuring the highest standards and quality for the delivering for the CIF’s programs. Robert also assumes responsibility for developing business relationships with strategic delivery partners.

Conor Greham

Conor Greham

Business Development Executive, Learning & Development

Conor is responsible for new business development for the CIF Learning & Development department. He liaises with members and non-members in relation to courses taking place throughout the different regions. He advises on courses that are most applicable to companies and to individual learner’s requirements.

Kim Hutchinson

Kim Hutchinson

Administrator, Learning & Development

Kim is responsible for credit and aged debt control. Kim’s key responsibilities are in dealing with our accredited programs. Kim provides administration for the following CIF programs;  Building Control program, City & Guilds Project Supervisor Construction Stage, CIF City & Guilds Project Supervisor Design Process, CIF City & Guilds Appointed Persons for Crane program, , CIF Online management of courses,  CIF Management & Inspection of Scaffolding program, Conservation Theory Heritage Contractors program, Microsoft packages, Business management courses, 2 Day Lantra Lifting/Crane Supervisor course & Athena Women’s Leadership Programme.
Kim also controls the CIF Virtual Academy programs.

Catherine Dwyer

Administrator, Learning & Development

Catherine joined CIF in March 2022.  Catherine provides administration for the following CIF programs;  CIF Site Supervisor Safety Training Programme, CIF Temporary Works Coordinator, CIF Assured Site Managers a Practical Approach to Building Regulations, CIF Environmental Management for Construction (Focused on Land, Waste, Water & Pollution Prevention), & CIF IOSH Safety for Construction Manager Program.

Catherine is responsible for all web orders.

Catherine looks after the renewal of Delegate ID Cards

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