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Colaiste Ide College of Further Education

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: 018443255 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).

Which courses are popular with VTOS applicants?

You will find VTOS and mature students in every PLC course in the college. Take a look at all our courses! The following programmes are particularly popular with our mature students: 

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Places on our fulltime PLC programmes are available free of charge to VTOS applicants

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