The Learner Fund - financial assistance for childcare courses
The Learner Fund
Fingal Adult Education Service (DDLETB) is an approved provider on the Pobal Learner Fund panel of training providers and has been approved to deliver both QQI Level 5 & Level 6 major awards in Early Childhood Care and Education.
The learner fund is used to subsidise the cost for eligible learners to undertake accredited Level 5 and Level 6 courses. It is aimed at staff working directly with children in registered early years services, to gain certain accredited qualifications which will become mandatory in September 2016. From September 2016, all staff working in Early Years Services will need to have a full Level 5 qualification and all Preschool (ECCE) Room Leaders will need a full Level 6 qualification.
Pobal is responsible for managing the Learner Fund which is being administered locally by City and County Childcare Committees.
If you have been approved for the learner fund or require any further information, please call Fiona Kavanagh, Childcare Co-ordinator on 01 8417763.