Vocational education and training

Overview Document Find out about the various ways of continuing your education, furthering your training and acquiring new skills.

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

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

Further Education and Training (FET) courses
Information about Further Education and Training (FET) training courses provided in Education and Training Board Training Centres, including eligibility conditions and allowances

Further Education and Training (FET) allowances
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.

Childcare during vocational training
You may qualify for a subsidised childcare place, if you are attending certain types of vocational training provided by an Education and Training Board (ETB) or if you are attending secondary school.There is a separate scehme for people on Community Employment.

Skills training linked to national development
This document describes the training available through Government funded agencies linked to the commercial or the industrial sector.

Life skills training for people with vision impairments
This course for people with vision impairments is run by the National Council for the Blind of Ireland. It offers an individual rehabilitation programme to people with a significant degree of sight loss.

Leaving school
An overview of some options for school-leavers.

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