What is VTOS?
VTOS means “Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme”. VTOS gives unemployed adults the opportunity of returning to full time education and remain in benefit.
Applicants must be:
aged 21 or over;
unemployed for at least six months;
in receipt of social welfare benefits i.e.Unemployment Benefit, Unemployment Assistance, One Parent Family Payment
Allowance, Disability Allowance or Benefit, Invalidity Benefit, Dependent Spouse Benefit, Job Initiative Schemes, Credits, FÁS Schemes.
If none of the above categories apply to you, please enquire at the college for further information.
Take up the VTOS challenge and immediately the benefits to
getting back to education
payments equal to your social welfare benefits
lunch and travel allowances
a bonus payment of €20 is payable if you have been in receipt of an eligible social welfare payment for at least one year directly before you join VTOS
For further information on Returning to Education courses phone (01) 831 4677
Available VTOS Courses