To participate on the VTOS scheme all candidates must be in receipt of one of the above for a minimum of six months and be at least 21 years of age. Travel and meal allowances are also payable.
Please note a person who receives a VTOS Training Allowance will not qualify for the ESF Maintenance Grant as well. Exemptions to this rule are people in receipt of the One Parent Family Payment & the Disability Allowance. For full details please contact as below.
There are a variety of subject areas to choose from including Information Technology, Childcare, Tourism, Art, Craft & Design, Sport & Recreation, Community Care and Nursing. Courses are certified by the Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC) at Level 5 i.e. Post Leaving Certificate.
It is also possible to offer Level 3 and Level 4 options for those who have been away from study for some time, subject to demand.
There are currently 40 places available on VTOS in Monaghan Institute and 40 in Cavan Institute. Priority will be given to those with less than upper second level education on entry.