Learner Fund 3 Now Re-opened until March 10th

Learner Fund 3 has Re-opened

Learner Fund 3 is now re-open for applications for Level 5 training   

The closing date for applications is March 10th 2016 @ 6pm.

Learner Fund 3 offers a subsidy towards the cost of training to support existing early years practitioners, who wish to continue working directly with children, to attain the minimum qualification required under the revised Pre-School Regulations. Eligible courses must be completed by 31st December 2016 and result in a full Level 5 Major Award on the NFQ.

See DCYA Early Years Recognised Qualifications information document and list at for more details. 

Applications must be submitted by an employer/service providers on behalf of their staff members, with the staff member’s authorisation.

Also: Learner Fund 4 is still open for Level 6 Training


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