C - Part-time education courses
- What are part-time education courses?
- How do I apply?
1. What are part-time education courses?
If you don't want to study full-time, you may often be able to take a part-time education course without it affecting your unemployment payment. Before you start, check with your local Intreo Centre or your local Social Welfare Office.
To continue to get the same amount of unemployment payment you must be able to show that the course does not reduce your availability for work. The local Intreo Centre or your local Social Welfare Office must be satisfied that you are still actively looking for and willing to take up work and that the course is likely to improve your chances of getting a job.
Participation on a course of study does not extend the period for which Jobseeker's Benefit is payable.
2. How do I apply?
You should contact your local ETB, school or college, public library or Citizens Information Centre (CIC) for details of the courses you can take and advice on how to get a place on the course of your choice or log on to www.qualifax.ie.
When you have got a place on a course, apply by completing a Part Time application form PTEO1 available from www.welfare.ie.