- Keep social welfare payments and any secondary benefits.
- Free subject to eligibility.
- Free Childcare available.
- No application, exam or registration costs.
- Continuous assessment.
- Suitable for those who have been out of the education system for some time.
- Individual support to each student.
VOCATIONAL TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES SCHEME
BUSINESS, SOCIAL STUDIES, HEALTHCARE,
CHILDCARE AND GENERAL STUDIES.
WHY ADULT ACCESS VTOS?
Eligibility For VTOS.
You must be over 21 years of age and receiving a social welfare payment or signing for credits.
There are no costs for applying or joining an Adult Access VTOS course.
Course Delivery And Facilities
These courses are delivered in groups dedicated to adults as part of a larger college and give students access to a broad range of facilities including canteen, gym, library, common room, student cards, and open access computer rooms.
Importance is given to fun and enjoyment with student activities organised throughout the year.
Learner and English Language Support
Special attention is given to supporting those who have been out of the education system for some time with individually designed tutorials.
In addition, English language lessons and English for speakers of other Languages (ESOL) are integral parts of the course for those who require the extra support. Students, for whom English is not their first language, can also avail of preparation for IELTS, which prepares them for entry to the workplace and third level education.
Along with the main components, learners can participate in workshops that enhance their college experience and expand their employment opportunities.
These workshops include: study skills, career planning, health related fitness, entrepreneurship, customer facing skills, interview preparation, personal care, presentation skills, team working, conflict resolution, occupational first aid, manual handling, drama, complementary therapies and hair care for carers.
Applying for Adult Access Courses
There are three main options in Adult Access:
Option 1: Social and Health Care Studies
Option 2: Childcare and Youth Studies
Option 3: Business Studies
There is no charge for applying for an Adult Access course. Log on to www.wcfe.ie and choose Adult Access from the main menu or we will send you an application form.
Courses and components may be changed to suit learners’ needs, certification requirements, resources available and number of students.