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.

  • 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