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In this section you will find information on various financial supports which may be available to adult learners such as:

The Back to Education Allowance and the Student Grant for full time second and third level approved courses.

The Student Assistance Fund for third level courses and additional places where other financial supports for education and training may be available.

Support information for people with Disabilities, Immigrants and Asylum seekers can also be found here along with where you might find support with childcare while attending a course.

Returning to learning can be a costly and daunting prospect.  In the Personal Supports section you will find contact details of many organisations that may be of assistance to you during this time.

Please note that there are many adult learning and training schemes in place for adults which are free of charge. Different schemes have different eligibility criteria – see our section on Education and Learning Options to find out more.

Please don’t hesitate to contact any of our guidance services to find out more…