Grants & Schemes
Post Leaving Certificate (PLC) Maintenance Grants
Students attending full-time approved Courses in Colaiste Ide for the 2014/2015 academic session are eligible to apply for a maintenance grant. The grant is available to first time PLC students.
Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS)
Return to fulltime education/training opportunities for unemployed adults. Participants must be over 21 years of age and in receipt of a social welfare payment for 6 months. Participation on VTOS programmes is free.
Back To Education Allowance (BTEA)
The Back to Education Allowance Scheme allows eligible applicants to return to full time education on 2nd and 3rd level programmes. People qualify in different ways, depending on their age and personal situation.
Back To Education Initiative (BTEI)
The Back to Education Initiative provides part time Further Education programmes for young people and adults. The aim is to give people an opportunity to combine a return to learning with family, work and other commitments.