VTOS consists of a range of courses designed to give unemployed adults the opportunity of returning to full-time education without losing their benefits.
N.B. Adults are also welcome to apply for our PLC courses, Leaving Certificate & BTEI courses.
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.
• Returning to Education
• Payments equivalent to your current Social Welfare payment
• No fees
• Meal Allowance
• Book Loan system and free materials
• You may be eligible for childcare support
• You may be eligible for a Travel Allowance
You can apply for a VTOS course by clicking
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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.