VTOS Information

Monaghan Institute

 Software Development & Games Design

 
Course Name Software Development & Games Design
Course Provider Monaghan Institute
VTOS Information Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS)

Two special schemes exist that may allow applicants who are receiving certain social welfare benefits to attend an approved full time course and continue to receive payments. These schemes are the Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS) and the Back to Education Allowance Scheme (BTEA).

These schemes allow eligible participants to:

Start or continue education and training
Develop new skills
Gain certification at a range of levels
Enhance employment prospects
Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS)

This is a scheme operated to give unemployed people educational opportunities without losing their benefits. VTOS is funded by the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science with assistance from the European Social Fund. It applies to all full time courses offered at Monaghan Institute. For further information and to download an Application Form, please visit our VTOS page.

Back to Education Allowance (BTEA)

The Department of Social Protection administer the Back to Education Allowance Scheme as one of its second chance educational opportunities for unemployed people, lone parents and people with disabilities. This scheme allows you to keep your social welfare payment and return to full time second/third level courses. For further details contact your local ETB or social welfare office or visit the Student Finance page on the Higher Education Authority website or www.welfare.ie