Cork ETB is delivering a V.T.O.S Heathcare Support FETAC Level 5 course is designed to give students the requisite skills and qualifications to work in the area of care and caring for the elderly in the relevant care settings. This is a one year, full-time course from Sept to June with one day per week spent on work placement.
VTOS is a scheme which enables those who are eligible to avail of the course for free whilst still retaining their existing social welfare payments, and may also include some extra benefits such as free childcare, travel allowance etc. To be eligible they must be over 6 months on a relevant social welfare payment and over 21 years of age. No prior experience or qualifications are necessary, VTOS is a scheme primarily for those who may have ceased education at a lower level and have not had a chance to train and up skill to this level. Occupational First Aid and Manual Handling will be included in the curriculum.