VTOS is an education and training scheme allowing adults who have been out of education to return. To be eligible, applicants must be in receipt of a payment from DSP and at least 21 years of age. Learners retain their level of payments and existing benefits. Tralee VTOS offers courses to about 50 learners at QQI level 3 or 4 or Leaving Cert. The subjects or modules are varied and interesting and tailored to the needs of our learners. The environment is relaxed but professional, challenging but considerate.
Qualifying applicants must be aged 21 or over and on one of the following for at least 6 months (156 days):
The six months qualifying time may include time spent on SOLAS training courses, Community Employment, Job Initiative or time in prison or Youthreach may count towards the six month qualifying period.