Hardware Association Ireland is delighted to launch its NEW Hardware Education Hub.

Powered by QedON, The Hardware Education Hub is an industry response to the training and education of those employed in the hardware retail and merchanting sector.

HAI aims to raise overall standards within the sector by providing cost-competitive and time-effective access to relevant, accredited, high-quality training courses. The range of courses available offer continuous professional development for all those employed within the sector.


When you’ve completed your eCourse, take the online assessment to test and validate your new knowledge!
Once successful, you will receive a Digital Badge from ATHE UK or QedON!
Digital badges are an accredited indicator of accomplishment, skill, quality or interest that can be earned by taking any of our eCourses. You can share your Digital Badge to your social media channels and boast to your colleagues and peers on LinkedIn!

How to get started:

To get started on your Hardware Education Hub journey just follow these simple steps:
  1. Scan or click the QR code and fill in your details as indicated
  2. You will receive an email from QedON containing your login details and a link to the Hardware Education Hub
  3. Click the link, log in using the username and password, and begin your elearning journey!

Course Catalogue

Interview Skills

The aim of Interviewing Skills is to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct an effective interview whilst developing your existing interviewing skills.
It will focus on how to acquire the relevant information from the interviewee, thus, finding the right candidate for your organisation.

Delegation Skills

The aim of Delegation Skills is to provide you with the knowledge, skills and tools to effectively manage the delegation skills process and to correctly identify the suitable tasks for delegation. 

Feedback for Performance Excellence

The aim of Feedback for Performance Excellence is to develop your knowledge and skills and provide you the tools to effectively deliver feedback to your team with confidence.

Introduction to Employment Law

This eCourse aims to provide you with a knowledge of basic Employment Law to ensure compliance with current employment rights and employer responsibilities. 

Management Communication

The aim of Management Communication is to equip you with the tools and knowledge to communicate effectively with your teams.  

It will increase your awareness when communicating and provide you with the essential skills for leadership and success. 

Understanding Conflict Management in the Workplace

The aim of Understanding Conflict Management in the Workplace is to equip you with the skills and knowledge to manage conflict situations in a clear, assertive and rational manner whilst supporting individuals of your team.

Retail Selling Skills

Ensuring all available sales opportunities are maximised.
This eCourse aims to provide you with the knowledge and understanding the the retail selling process. It focuses on the techniques used for identifying and meeting the needs of customers in retail businesses.

PR 101 for your Small Business

Maximise your brand publicity
This eCourse aims to provide you with the knowledge, skills and competence to present you, and your brand, favourably to the public, utilising both print and social media channels.

Social Media Marketing 101

This eCourse aims to provide you with the knowledge, skills and competence to market your brand online using social media channels and tools.

Introduction to Safety, Health & Welfare

This eCourse aims to provide you with the knowledge of Health, Safety and Welfare while working in your organisation.

Introduction to Safe Manual Handling

This eCourse aims to introduce you to the necessary knowledge ,skills and attitude to implement safe manual handling practices into the workplace and into everyday life.

A growing range of highly interactive Product Knowledge modules, delivered by our Learning Partners.

Bathroom Products

Niko Bathrooms

Get Inspired with Niko Bathrooms

This NIKO Bathroom Furniture eCourse has been designed to bring Niko’s inspiration to you!
Part 1: Getting Inspired – Bathroom Styles Explained
Part 2: Bathroom Product Ranges
Part 3: Understanding the Customer’s Requirements and Presenting the Design Solution

Paint & Décor


Fleetwood Paints

New Paint Product and Application courses from Fleetwood Paints

More information coming soon, watch this space!

Other Product Knowledge Courses to come in the following sectors:

  • Adhesives

  • Cement

  • Garden

  • Heating

  • Insulation

  • Plaster Board

  • Plumbing

  • Roofing

  • Timber

Click the cover image to download the Hardware Education Hub Catalogue

Contact Us

If you have any queries about our elearning or classroom-based training please contact us at aoife@hardwareassociation.ie or call 01 2980969.

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