English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) VTOS

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

By the end of the course students will have improved their proficiency in English by identifying and rectifying frequent errors in both spoken and written English and gained more confidence in a range of listening contexts. The majority of the course is given over to study of English, whilst modules such as Career Planning give the student further career opportunities.

Course Content

English as a Second Language (ESOL)


Optional entry to Cambridge Suite of ESOL examinations.


1 year part time course November 2020 to May 2021. Thursday and Friday mornings, four hours per week.

Entry Requirements

All BTEI applicants for this course must be at an intermediate level A2 to B2 CEFR*. The learner’s level of English will be determined by written test.

All BTEI applicants must be engaging or a dependent engaging with the Department of Social Protection. Those either in receipt of a Social Protection Payment, Signing for Credits, on a scheme such CE or TUS, OR have refugee status may apply.


Successful learners may progress into further education and third level here in Ireland.

Career Opportunities

This area of study will enhance student’s career opportunities.

How To Apply

Apply online here