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Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme

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

VTOS Applicants may apply for any of our Level 5 or Level 6 PLC programmes.

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):

Further information on eligibility or entry requirements please contact

Ms Deirdre Finneran, VTOS Coordinator

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 2021-2022:

Level 5 VTOS Programmes:

Level 6 VTOS Programmes:


Coláiste Íde College of Further Education Cardiffsbridge Road, Finglas West, Dublin 11

T 01 834 2333 / 01 834 2450 F 01 834 7242 E W

Funded by the Irish Government and supported by the European Union.

Colaiste Ide College of Further Education European Regional Development Fund Ireland's EU Structural Funds Solas CDETB - City of Dublin Education & Training Board