VTOS is a free, full-time education programme offering QQI Level 5, Leaving Certificate and Junior Certificate programmes to adults signing on the Live Register. There are no costs involved.
VTOS is for people who are over 21 years and receiving Job Seekers Benefit, Job Seekers Allowance, Disability Allowance, One Parent Family Payment or signing for credits for 6 months or more. Qualified adults whose partners are receiving these payments may also apply.
Examples of programmes offered include:
|General Studies / Junior Certificate subjects: English, Maths, QQI Level 3/4, Conversational Irish, Business Studies, Art, Craft & Design, Personal Effectiveness, Desktop Publishing, Computer Literacy and Intercultural Awareness.|
|Leaving Certificate: Irish, English, Maths, Business, Accounting, History, Geography, Art|
|Liberal Arts QQI Level 5: Politics, Economics, Statistics, Communications, Research and Study Skills, Personal and Professional Development, Social Studies, European Studies and Word Processing.|
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Further Education and Training or FET, offers a wide variety of life-long education options to anyone over 18. FET includes apprenticeships, traineeships, Post Leaving Cert (PLC) courses, community and adult education as well as basic literacy and numeracy services. FET courses and programmes are provided through the Education and Training Board network throughout the country as well as through other local providers including online through SOLAS’ eCollege. FET courses are provided at levels one to six on the National Qualifications Framework.
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