VTOS Clonmel (Core Programme) offers a two-year programme for adults interested in returning to full-time education to complete Leaving Certificate subjects combined with modules at QQI Level 4.
This programme has run successfully in Clonmel for a number of years.
You must be 21 years of age or over and in receipt of one of the following payments for 6 months or more:
•Jobseekers’ Allowance / Benefit
•One-Parent Family Payment
•Disability Allowance / Illness Benefit / Invalidity Pension
•Dependent spouse or civil partner of an eligible person
•Signing for ‘Credits’
•Received Statutory Redundancy (in the past 6 months)
Applicants who are in receipt of Illness Benefit must get an exemption from the Department of Social Protection in order to join the programme.
Other categories may also apply.
Participants under 26 who were in receipt of an age related reduced jobseekers’ payment will receive a new weekly top-up rate.
VTOS learners can work part-time outside of class times and during holiday periods while participating in the programme.
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