VTOS Colaiste Ide

Address: Cardiffsbridge Road
Finglas West
Dublin 11
D11 N402

Contact Name: Deirdre Finneran VTOS Coordinator

Email: deirdre.finneran@ide.cdetb.ie

Phone: 018443252 (VTOS) 018443258 (BTEI) 018342333 (General Office)

Fax: 01 834-7242

Web site: www.colaisteide.ie

Opening Hours: Monday - Friday: 9.00 am - 4.00 pm

Who can use the service?: Applicants must satisfy eligibility conditions as laid down by the Department of Social Protection
(Generally for VTOS this means applicants must be 21 at the course start date and in receipt of a social welfare payment for 6 months / 156 days).

Applicants complete a short English test and interview to establish suitability for courses.

Applicants for BTEI qualify in different ways for courses – talk to the BTEI Coordinators on 018443258 or email general.enquiries@ide.cdetb.ie

Cost: None
No course fees or examination fees
Books are provided on loan
Small meal and travel allowance
Students may be eligible for partial crèche fees under the Training and Education Childcare Programme (TEC). The objective of the TEC Programmes is to support parents on eligible training courses and eligible categories of parents returning to work, by providing subsidised childcare places.


Informal referrals accepted: Yes

Formal referrals accepted: Yes

How to make a referral: Contact us:
018443252 (VTOS)
018443258 (BTEI)
018342333 (General Office)

Apply online: www.colaisteide.ie or email queries to general.enquiries@ide.cdetb.ie


What Do We Do?

Centre Overview

See www.colaisteide.ie for a full range of VTOS programmes, PLC programmes, and part-time BTEI courses.

VTOS offers a return to education and training for unemployed people at QQI (FETAC) Level 5.

We have 28 years’ experience in providing second chance education and training opportunities in Finglas.

Programmes offered include Healthcare, Childcare, Computers and Professional Cookery. We hope to start a “Return to Learning” programme in September 2018.

Our part time options include: social care, horticulture, office administration, digital media, catering and sport.

Suitable graduates of our fulltime and part time programmes may progress to Level 5 or Level 6 programmes in VTOS, to PLC programmes, or to further education or training at third level.

Key Aims & Objectives of Service

* To give unemployed people education and training opportunities which will develop their employability.
* To prepare people going into paid employment.
* To facilitate people who wish to return to further education or to progress to third level

Services Provided

A range of full time and part time courses for unemployed people.
In addition to offering a welcoming, friendly environment for adults, Coláiste Íde provides the following services to complement our programmes for adult learners:
Student Support Services
Study Skills Centre
Adult Careers and Guidance Service
Access to Leisurepoint gym and sports
Computer facilities
Extra-curricular activities
Open Learning Centre ( forourke@colaisteide.ie )

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