Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS)

Eligibility Criteria

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Since its inception, eligibility criteria have widened to include those who:

  • have been unemployed* for 6 months or more
  • are over 21 years of age


*Unemployed - eligible categories include:

  • unemployment assistance
  • unemployment benefit
  • one-parent family payment
  • disability allowance
  • disability benefit
  • invalidity pension
  • credits
  • dependant spouse of any of the above


Participants will continue to receive:

  • their social welfare entitlements & meal allowance
  • a travel allowance, if living 3 miles or more from the Centre


A €31.80 per week bonus payment is paid to the above* (except those signing for credits & dependent spouses) if they have been in receipt of their payment for at least 1 year prior to joining VTOS.


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