Come along to Portarlington Further Education and Training Centre and find out about your eligibilty to join the VTOS programme.
Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS)
The VTOS scheme provides a range of courses to meet the education and training needs of unemployed people. It gives participants opportunities to improve their general level of education, gain certification, develop their skills and prepare for employment, self-employment and further education and training. Applicants must be aged twenty one years or older and be in receipt of a social welfare payment for at least 6 months before their chosen VTOS course begins.
Successful applicants can receive a VTOS payment for the duration of their course equivalent to their social welfare payment. They may be able to avail of additional supports including childcare support, meal and travel allowances. On some courses books and course materials may also be provided on loan for the duration of the academic year.
Past Learners have succesfully completed the VTOS programme and have gained full and part-time employment after completing our industry recognised courses. Read what Niamh one of our recent Learners had to say about her experience:
“This course elevated what I had learned last year, and I gained valuable knowledge by putting my knowledge and skills into practice in the workplace”
Niamh Lawlor, Business Management Student
So dont miss out on this wonderful opportunity to meet the staff, teachers and management at Portarlington Further Education and Training Centre to help you begin your educational journey:
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