Learner Information

Your Training Allowance will depend on the social welfare payment you are getting/entitled to. There is no qualifying period, which means you do not need to have been getting a social welfare payment for a certain period of time.

If you qualify for the Training Allowance your social welfare payment will be suspended and you will get a FET Training Allowance of the same amount. If you are aged under 18 and attending a Community Training Centre you will get the age-related training allowance.

Click here for more information on the qualifying conditions.

If you are an existing learner and what to know about any available supports to help with your learning please click to see our Apprentice Learner Support Brochure.

Likewise if you are an apprentice and  need information on taxation and Revenue click Apprentice Allowance and Taxation.

It also might be worth a look at our well-being guidelines, which provide good advice on how to stay healthy and positive through these challenging times!

Click here for our Well-being Guidelines document.

 

Training Allowance Amounts
CATEGORY

AGE

ALLOWANCE

Job Seekers Allowance

U26

€198 pw * ǂ

26+

Rate as per DSP (Form F103)
Job Seekers Benefit

18+

Rate as per DSP (Form F103)
Supplementary Welfare Allowance (SWA)

U26

€160 pw * ǂ

26+

Rate as per DSP (Form F103)
One Parent Family Payment

N/A

Travel & Meal Allowance only
Deserted Wife Benefit

N/A

Travel & Meal Allowance only
Widows/Widowers Pension

18+

Travel & Meal Allowance only
Illness Benefit & Invalidity Pension

N/A

Travel & Meal Allowance only
Disability Allowance or Blind Pension

18+

Rate as per DSP (Form DA103)
Farm Assist

N/A

Travel & Meal Allowance only
Fish Assist

N/A

Travel & Meal Allowance only
Dependant on Partner’s Claim

18+

Travel & Meal Allowance only
Occupational Injuries Benefit

N/A

Rate as per DSP (Form F103)
Credits Only

18+

Travel & Meal Allowance only
Disability Allowance

16

€76.65 pw – Full-time *

17

€95.75 pw – Full-time *
Young person with no SW Entitlement

16-17

€40 pw – Full-time

Canteen

In Bishopstown, we have an onsite canteen that provides hot meals for breakfast & lunch as well as hot/cold beverages, sandwiches and snacks.

The canteen provides seating for approximately 250 people.

The canteen in Carrigaline provides hot/cold beverages, sandwiches and snacks and can accommodate 45 people.

Car Park

There is ample Car Parking for all learners.

Learner Information Pack

The Induction Booklet will give you all the details you need regarding our policies and procedures and answers the most frequently asked questions.

Useful Websites

Moodle
Find your local Department of Social Welfare

eCollege – For local access to eCollege
Cork Education and Training Board
City and Guilds
FETCH (Further Education & Training Course Hub)
QQI (Quality & Qualifications Ireland)

Buses which stop outside our Bishopstown centre
201, 205, 219

Buses which stop outside our Carrigaline centre
220

Share Your Success And Help Us Help Others.

If you got a job or a course after you have finished with us at Cork Training Centre please tell us. It is very useful information which can be used to secure further training for more learners.

Simply let us know the course you did with us, the job or subsequent course you secured, the name or the employer or college and the date you started. It might help the people who come after you to Cork Training Centre.

Email your success story to: info@corktrainingcentre.ie