BTEA Back to education Allowance
This scheme is for unemployed people, lone parents and people with disabilities who are getting certain payments from the Department of Social Protection. For current information on the scheme qualifying conditions, please contact your local Social Welfare Office.
If you are over 21 years of age, unemployed and have been getting certain social welfare payments for at least 6 months you can apply for the Vocational Training and Opportunities Scheme (VTOS).
HOW DO I APPLY FOR VTOS?
The Department of Education and Skills provides a means-tested maintenance grant for learners attending full-time Further Education courses. Information regarding eligibility and application details is available at www.StudentFinance.ie
Maintenance Grant Scheme for Post Leaving Certificate Courses
All grant applications must be made online to a single awarding authority SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland), through http://www.susi.ie
Students who have completed a QQI Level 5 course and are now commencing a QQI Level 6 course are deemed to be commencing a new course and must also apply to the SUSI online system.
Any student coming direct from Leaving Certificate to a PLC course will not qualify for the Back to Education Allowance (BTEA) and should apply for the maintenance grant.
Kinsale College has CETS approved courses, which means you can avail of full-time, part-time, after school only or after-school with transport Childcare places while you study here.