You must be aged 21 and over and be receipt of unemployment payment for 6 months.
Keep your Payments
VTOS training allowance at a rate equivalent to your jobseeker’s payment.
Work part-time while on VTOS
You can work part-time while on VTOS, as long as it doesn’t affect your attendance or studies.
Work full-time over the summer
You can also take up full-time work during the summer months and your VTOS payment is not affected. *Including other holidays.
The Career Guidance Service offers impartial and confidential information, advice and counselling on career options.
Travel & Meal Allowance
Travel Allowance if greater than 3 miles distance from the course centre.
Free Books and Learning Resources.
Childcare available onsite at the Centre Pre-School (free of charge) or places on the Childcare Education Training Supports (CETS), both subject to availability.