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ICT Skills Conversion courses

Published 06/08/2015 | 02:30

Who is eligible for a full-time ICT skills conversion course?

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To be eligible for a full-time ICT skills conversion course a person must be suitably qualified or in line with the policy for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) of the higher education provider, someone with sufficient relevant experience to undertake a full-time Level 8 ICT conversion course. Such candidates are eligible to participate on an ICT Skills Conversion course regardless of employment status or whether or not s/he is in receipt of income support. It is worth noting however that ICT Skills Conversion providers are required to give priority to those who are long-term unemployed.

A person who is in receipt of Jobseekers Benefit or Jobseekers Allowance for at least nine of the previous twelve months may qualify to retain their income support while participating in an ICT skills conversion course. Qualifying participants will transfer to a bespoke version of the Back to Education Allowance (BTEA).

For full details on eligibility, visit www.springboardcourses.ie/eligibility

Irish Independent

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