Back to Education

Overview Document This Programme can support you to take part in educational and personal development courses to help you to access employment.

Back to Education Allowance (BTEA)
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.

Part-Time Education Option
You can keep your jobseeker's payment and do a part-time course to help your chances of getting a job. Find out more.

Education, Training and Development Option
You can take part in certain short education, training or development courses and keep your jobseeker's payment. Find out more.

Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme
The VTOS scheme offers education and training courses for jobseekers and others getting certain social welfare payments.
This document is in: Returning to Education

Social welfare payments and the student grant
Information on claiming a social welfare payment, BTEA and the student grant.

Provides free, part-time, third-level and retraining places.
This document is in: Applying to college