Are you aged 18 - 25 and unemployed?

21 Dec 2012
Are you aged 18-25 and unemployed for longer than a year?

Do you want to get a qualification, have your own job coach and still keep your Job Seekers Payment?


We have the course for you!

  • It’s free
  • You learn online with telephone tutor support
  • You chose the subjects and the times that you learn
  • When you finish you get a FETAC Level 3 qualification
  • You will get help with CVs and interviews
  • You will have a job coach, do a work placement and get training in career skills


Just call 1800 20 20 65 for more information.


How will this course help me?

This course will help you get a FETAC qualification and a job by providing you with:

  • an online learning course with the support of a tutor on your mobile,
  • a personal Job Coach, and
  • help getting a work placement and finding a job


Are there any exams?

There are no exams on this course. You get your qualification by doing the course-work online, at your own pace with telephone tutor support.


What subjects can I chose from?

There are lots of subjects to choose from. You must finish at least one of the 14 FETAC qualifications listed here:

  • Digital Media
  • Internet Skills
  • Career Preparation
  • Health and Safety Awareness
  • Managing Personal Finances
  • Communications
  • Event Participation
  • Mathematics
  • Application of Numbers
  • Functional Maths
  • Personal and Interpersonal Skills
  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Computer Literacy
  • Self Advocacy


How long does the course last?

You decide what and when you want to learn. The project (course and work placement) lasts for nine months. During this time you do the qualifications on a computer with help from a tutor. Depending on how you get on, you may finish it sooner. If you feel that your reading, writing or maths skills are holding you back, we help with that too and over the 9 months you can work towards a full FETAC Level 3 Award, which is Junior Cert level.


How do I get help finding a job?

To help you find a job, you will have your own Job Coach. They will work with you on your job skills and support you find and complete a work placement.

During the 9 months, you will also meet other young people who are doing the same course. You will meet in small groups and learn new skills together like writing great CVs, interview and presentation skills.

Your Job Coach will help you at every step and increase your confidence. Together, you will create your own learning and employment plan with support to find a job or move onto further education or training. 


How does this affect my Social Welfare Payments?

This course does not affect you Social Welfare Payments. Once you have been selected, your details will be forwarded to the Department of Social Protection (DSP) who will note on your records that you are doing the course.


What happens if I drop out of the course or don’t take up a place?

If you drop out of the course or decide not to do the course, we will tell the Department of Social Protection.  If you cannot provide them with a genuine reason for dropping out or refusing a placeLES_COL, this could affect your Social Welfare Payments.


How do I find out more or sign-up?

Call us now on 1800 20 20 65


This course is being funded by the Department of Education and Skills under their Momentum programme – see