Start Your Journey

Apply today in 3 quick steps:


The first step is to complete a short online application form - apply below.


Next an email will be sent to you asking you to complete a verbal/numerical test.


Finally a 30 minute call to discuss your application and ensure the programme/path is right for you.

Am I Eligible?


You must be aged 18 or over.


You must be Irish or EU/EEA national residing in Ireland.


Non-EU/EEA nationals are eligible subject to appropriate Visa status.


Applicants must be unemployed at the time of application. See more below.

I am currently recieving social welfare payments, will I remain eligble for these payments after applying?

Eligible Individuals with an entitlement to the following payments from the DEASP may retain such payments subject to the Back to Education criteria of that Department. Please note it is up to each individual to check with their local office as to their eligibility to take part in this programme.

  • Jobseekers Allowance (JA)
  • Jobseeker Benefit (JB)
  • Disability Allowance
  • Blind Pension
  • Invalidity Pension
  • Illness Benefit
  • Jobseeker’s Credits only
  • Supplementary Welfare Allowance
  • One Parent Family Payment
  • Adult Dependents
  • Farm/Fish Assist
  • Rural Social Scheme

I am unemployed but not in receipt of any social protection payments, am I still eligible?

Eligible Individuals who are NOT in receipt of a Social Protection Payment include:

  • Former sole traders and business owners
  • Recent graduates who are unemployed
  • Homemakers
  • Retirees seeking to return to the workplace
  • People who don’t qualify for social protection payments because of a spouse’s income
  • Individuals signing on for credits but not in receipt of a social welfare payment
  • Individuals who have recently accepted redundancy payments