Further education and training

    Life Event Document An overview of some options for school-leavers.
    Life Event Document Thinking of returning to education? Here we look at the options and supports for adults at the start of their return to education.

    Find out about further education and training, how to find a course and the support you can get.

    Information about apprenticeships, who is eligible for them and the allowances for participants.

    Post Leaving Certificate (PLC) courses offer a mixture of practical work, academic work and work experience to school leavers and adult participants.

    The VTOS scheme offers education and training courses for jobseekers and others getting certain social welfare payments.

    Youthreach provides opportunities for people who left school without formal qualifications to build on their basic education and improve work skills.

    If you want to improve your reading, writing, maths or computer skills, there are free services available.

    Provides opportunities for adult learners and early school-leavers who want to upgrade their skills.

    If you get a place on a Further Education and Training (FET) training course you may be paid an allowance for the duration of your course.

    The Back to Education Allowance scheme helps people who are unemployed, are getting a One-Parent Family Payment or have a disability, to attend approved second-or third-level education courses.
    This document is in: Back to Education