The Learner Fund 3 is now open for online applications.

The Learner Fund, which is currently subsidising thousands of learners who applied in 2014, has re-opened for online applications. 

This fund, 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 due to be published in the coming weeks. Eligible courses must be completed by end August 2016 and result in a full Level 5 Major Award.
 

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

Learner Fund 3 is open for applications until mid-December 2015.
 

Pobal is responsible for managing the process to create a panel of training providers and managing the learner applications with the support of the City/ County Childcare Committees.
 

Further information on the application process, can be found on the Learner Fund page.