Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS)

VTOS Ballinasloe

  Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS) locations
Contact: Mr Cathal Larkin
Phone: 09096 46492
    Fax: 09096 46492
Address: V.T.O.S. Adult Education Centre
Sarsfield Road
Co. Galway
Email: [email protected]
  Staff: 4 staff

Overview of Service / Programmes & Certification Offered:

The core business of the Centre is the Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (V.T.O.S), which provides 2 years full-time education for unemployed adults.


Subjects on offer:

  • Word Processing
  • Spreadsheets
  • Database
  • Internet
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Communications
  • Business Calculations
  • Marketing Practice


Target Group / Eligibility:

  • Target Group:  Unemployed adults over 21 years who are in receipt of social welfare payment for more than 6 months.
  • Payments equal to your Social Welfare benefits plus €31.80 allowance if more than 312 days on Unemployment Assistance, Unemployment Benefit, Disability Benefit Allowance or one Parent Allowance.


How much does it Cost?

The VTOS courses are free as they are provided by County Galway VEC on behalf of the Department of Education & Science.


Resources & Expertise Available:

  • Resources & Expertise Available: Up-to-date computer facilities, classrooms.
  • Highly qualified teaching staff, including qualified literacy tutors.
  • Guidance counsellor available to all.

Self-financing classes are run on a demand basis
Programmes are assessed by FETAC (Levels 3-5), E.C.D.L., & City & Guilds
The Centre is linked to Co Galway V.E.C. Adult Literacy Service


Times / months available:

9.30-4.00 (Mon-Fri), Sept-June (inclusive)


Please note:
Any other group (i.e. the general public) that expresses an interest in classes will be facilitated in alternative programmes.


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