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Craft Production (VTOS)

Craft Production- VTOS QQI Award (Level 5 – 5M1981)

VTOS means Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme. VTOS gives unemployed adults over 21 the opportunity of returning to full time education, while retaining their benefit.


Image from Module: Drawing and Printmaking - Tutor: Namara Lindsay

This is a two year VTOS course. The purpose of the course is to equip the learner with knowledge, skills and confidence to explore a range of different crafts with an emphasis on further education or setting up their own craft business. The course provides a wide spectrum of study.

Course Content

Year 1 QQI Level 5

Ceramics, Printmaking, Drawing, Design Skills, Communications, Work Experience, Combined Materials

Workshops will be an important element of this course. They will be facilitated by experts from the Craft Industry. Learners will enjoy regular trips to Art Galleries, Artists/Craft Studios, and Craft industries

Certification

QQI Level 5

Duration

1 year

Entry Requirements

All VTOS applicants must be over 21 and in receipt of or a dependent of a Social Protection payment for at least 6 months before starting the course. Participation in a CE or FAS scheme counts in the calculation of six months once you must be in receipt of a relevant Social Protection payment immediately before starting the course.All applicants who present for this course will be given individual guidance by qualified tutors who are in a position to make recommendations as to what courses may suit their learning needs.

Career Opportunities

There will be an emphasis on starting up your own business or ‘cottage industry’.

How to Apply

Apply online here or email vtos@cdcfe.com for more information

Craft Production (VTOS)
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