About BTEI

BTEI courses are open to all applicants.

If you want to apply for free tuition, applicants must be eligible.

BTEI courses are free to: EU/EAA Citizens, Refugees, Asylum Seekers or Persons with Leave to Remain in Ireland e.g. Holders of Stamp 4 GNIB Card.

Applicants must also meet at least one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Registered job seeker with DSP, receiving either a jobseeker’s payment or signing on for credits.
  • Recipient of other mean-tested DSP payments
  • Adult dependent of DSP (jobseekers or means-tested) payment recipient
  • Medical card holder
  • Adult with less than Full Leaving Cert level education or equivalent.

If you are unemployed or are in part time employment and meet at least one of the above eligibility criteria, you are eligible for the course. Evidence of eligibility for free tuition will be required. Where an applicant is not eligible for free tuition, fees will be charged.