Candidates must be at least 18 years old and be unemployed *.
Applicants must be Irish or EU/EEA nationals and must be resident in the Republic of Ireland.
*Eligible Individuals who are NOT in receipt of a Social Protection Payment
Former sole traders and business owners
Recent graduates who are unemployed
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
*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.