The Learner Fund 3 is now closed for applications
29 October 2015
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The Learner Fund, which is currently subsidising thousands of learners who applied in 2014, Learner Fund 3 is now closed for 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 opened 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.