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Educating for success 
in a changing world 

Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS)

The VTOS scheme provides unemployed adults with opportunities to return to full-time education and training. Participants must be over 21 years of age and in receipt of Social Welfare payments for at least 6 months (156 days).

VTOS programmes are free to participants who may also be entitled to a meal and/or travel allowance. Students do not pay any examination fees and there is no payment required for course materials.

•    Professional Cookery Level5
•    Professional Cookery Level6
•    Computer Systems and Networks Part 1
•    Computer Systems and Networks Part 2
•    Childcare Level 5
•    Childcare Level 6
•    Healthcare Level 5
•    Healthcare Level 6
•    Sports Level 5


Intreo is a new service from the Department of Social Protection, which functions as a single point of contact for all employment and income supports. Designed to provide a streamlined approach, Intreo offers practical, tailored employment services and supports for jobseekers and employers alike.
N.B    Course content on all VTOS programmes is subject to change.

For further information on eligibility, programmes, or entry requirements, please contact: Ms Deirdre Finneran – VTOS Coordinator

Tel: 01 8443252 / 01 8342333
Email: or Intreo Office,
Department of Social Protection Mellowes Road,
Dublin 11