Some further education courses are fully funded; others have reduced fees or are subsidised. Depending on your personal circumstances, you may be entitled to funding or an allowance while you are in education.
You can meet with a qualified adult guidance counsellor (please see Adult Guidance Service) who will support you in applying for relevant funding options.
See www.studentfinance.ie for further information.
A list of some of the funding options is below.
Local Training Initiatives
Several criteria including:
Grant comes in two parts –
Income for grant purposes depends on which class of applicant you are, dependent or independent.
Amount of funding is calculated based on income, family circumstance and distance to the college.
Maintenance Grant: If awarded, it is paid into your account monthly, over nine months.
Fee Grant: not paid for FET PLC Courses
Up to €1000
The above is a summary on funding. For any questions, or to receive further information, please make an appointment with an adult guidance counsellor to discuss the options available to you. Specific deadlines apply to different course applications.
Guidance Co-ordinator/ Counsellor: Ms. Orla Reddy