Learner Fund Bursary

 
Learner Fund Bursary 2022

The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) has re-opened the Learner Fund Bursary to Early Learning and Care practitioners who are new graduates of a recognised Early Childhood Education and Care degree programme. 

The qualification for which the bursary is paid must be on the DCEDIY Early Years Recognised Qualifications list (available here: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/297c05-early-years-recognised-qualifications/ ) and indicated as meeting the qualification requirements for room leader and the award must be placed at level 7/8/9 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).

Timeframe for applications:

15th August

Call for applications open by CCCs

30th September

All forms must be fully completed and returned (incl. photographic evidence) by email to your local CCC no later than 5PM on Friday 30th September 2022.

from Week of 14th November

CCCs pay approved applicants

 

Full rules for the Learner Fund Bursary and the Application Form can be found below.
 
All forms must be fully completed and returned (incl. photographic evidence) by email to info@kildarechildcare.ie no later than 5PM on 30th September

 

Learner Fund Graduate Bursary 2022 Application Form

Learner Fund Graduate Bursary Rules 2022 for Applicants

 

There is also a separate Learner Fund Bursary for Childminders who are registered with Tusla and hold a Level 5 or Level 6 award on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ). This qualification for which the bursary is paid must be on the DCEDIY Early Years Recognised Qualifications list.

 

Childminder Bursary Application Form 2022

Childminder Bursary Rules 2022 for Applicants

 

 

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