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Educating for success 
in a changing world 

Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme

VTOS provides unemployed adults opportunities to return to fulltime education and training.

VTOS courses are free. Students do not pay examination fees and there is no payment required for course materials.

Who is eligible to apply for a free course under VTOS?

People aged 21 years by their course start date and in receipt of one of the following payments for 6 months (156 days by their course start date):

» Jobseekers Allowance
» Jobseekers Benefit
» One Parent Family payment
» Disability Allowance
» Disability Benefit
» Invalidity Pension
» Blind Person’s Pension
» Dependant Partners of people who are eligible for VTOS
» People signing for credits

Further information on eligibility or entry requirements please contact

Ms Deirdre Finneran, VTOS Coordinator

Email: deirdre.finneran@ide.cdetb.ie
Telephone: 018443250 During term time
Telephone: 018342333 Outside term time

You may also receive further information from your local Intreo Office. The nearest office is on Mellowes Road, Finglas (opposite the Fire Station)

VTOS Programmes 2019-2020:

Level 5 VTOS Programmes:

» Professional Cookery
» Speciality Food Product Development
» Ready to Return: Re-learn, Re-train, Re-skill
» Early Childhood Care and Education
» Community Health Services
» Preparation for Employment in Healthcare and Fitness
» Fitness and Wellbeing for Adults
» Beauty Therapy ITEC Beauty Specialist

Level 6 VTOS Programmes:

»» Early Childhood Care and Education
»» Health Services Supervisory Management

VTOS COURSES ARE FREE