The Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS) is a full time adult education programme offering a range of learning options for adults from 21 years old and in receipt of a social welfare payment or signing for ‘credits’ for at least 6 months.

A dependant spouse of a person on a Social Welfare payment is also eligible for VTOS. Applicants who were on a FÁS or CE scheme are also eligible. Refugees/ Asylum Seekers (with the right to work or Leave to Remain) are also eligible. For full details on eligibility please contact us.

VTOS offers you the chance to:


  • Update your existing skills catering to all levels
  • Work at your own pace
  • Learn new skills in a friendly open environment
  • Acquire valuable business and practical skills
  • Get help with literacy and numeracy
  • Make new lifelong friends
  • Access the comprehensive services offered by our Adult Learners Guidance Service
  • Find employment or use skills in all other settings
  • Embrace the idea of lifelong learning and progressing
  • A friendly group of adults who attend a short course every day

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