If you are over 21 and have been receiving a social welfare payment for more than 6 months you may be eligible for the Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS). VTOS is operated through local Education and Training Boards and provides a range of courses from basic education and training to advanced vocational courses. The courses are full time (30 hours per week) and can last up to 2 years. VTOS courses are listed on www.qualifax.ie