VTOS courses are designed to give unemployed adults the opportunity of returning to full-time education without losing their benefits.
VTOS courses are FREE
Core VTOS courses on offer for 2018:
|English Language, Business & IT Skills (Foundation)||
QQI Level 4 Component Award
|English Language, Business & IT Skills (Advanced)|
|Home Maintenance Course||QQI Level 4 Component Award|
|Computer & Office Skills with ECDL|
|Office Systems Support||
QQI Level 5 Major Award in Business Studies 5M2102
|Languages and European Studies||QQI Level 5 Major Award in Language & European Studies 5M2073|
Periods spent on FET training courses, Community Employment Schemes, Job Initiative, Youthreach programmes and time in prison can count towards the qualifying period.
*If you are claiming illness Benefit, you should contact your local social welfare office about exemption / entitlement to continuation of your Illness Benefit payment.
You can apply for a VTOS course by clicking
Repeating may seem like the end of the world but the dedicated and hard-working teachers and staff at Plunket College make repeating less stressful. I'd recommend it to anyone.
"I never thought that I would go to university because of Leaving Cert points, never mind have the opportunity to study in an area (Psychology) where it is so difficult to get a place. I owe how well I did in university in no small part to the year I spent on the Counselling & Psychology course in Plunket College; it was indispensable in getting me where I am now, a second year Psychology student in NUI Maynooth.