VTOS

The Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS) programme is for job seeking adults in receipt of a social welfare payment, dependent spouses or those signing for credits. 

Fees

Those attending VTOS maintain their DEASP payment with, meal/travel allowance also available subject to individual circumstances.

The VTOS programme’s mission is to help learners progress and achieve their goals in a supportive learning environment. 

Courses are focused on developing the skills and competencies required by employers.

Courses aim to:

  • Improve your general level of education.
  • Develop your skills and prepare for employment/self employment.
  • Prepare you for a new career or a change of career.
  • Provide you with recognised qualifications.
  • Allow you to progress to a range of FET or Higher Education courses.

Courses are located in Ballyshannon, Buncrana, Donegal Town, Gortahork, Letterkenny and Milford. 

  • Courses are full-time and take place between 9:30am-3:00pm Monday to Thursday and 9:30am -1:00pm on Fridays.
  • Courses are run from September to May or June over 1-2 years.
  • Course holidays are the same as post-primary schools including mid-term, Christmas, Easter and Summer breaks.

The programme offers qualifications at National Framework of Qualifications Levels 4 and 5  along with industry recognised accreditation. The programme also offers the Leaving Certificate for Adults over a two year timeframe in our Letterkenny centre.

 

Contact Details

FET Centre Ballyshannon
Anita O’Rourke
Tel: 071 985 1276
Email: anitaorourke@donegaletb.ie

FET Centre Buncrana
Paul Quigley                                                        
Tel: 074 93 62466
Email: paulquigley@donegaletb.ie

FET Centre Donegal Town
Caroline Gillespie                                               
Tel:  074 97 21705
Email: carolinegillespie@donegaletb.ie

FET Centre Letterkenny    
Marian Gallagher 
Tel: 074 9164198
Email: mariangallagher@donegaletb.ie

FET Centre Milford
Aidan McCloskey                                          
Tel: 074 915 3194
Email: aidanmccloskey@donegaletb.ie

FET Centre Gortahork
Sharon McGee                                                         
Tel: 074 91 35218
Email: sharonmcgee@donegaletb.ie

Did you know that you can start on a full-time VTOS course and still retain your unemployment benefit?

VTOS Programme Supports

The following supports are available while on our VTOS Courses