The Department of Children & Youth Affairs (DCYA) will re-open the Learner Fund Bursary (announced early 2017) to Early Years practitioners who have completed a major award in Early Childhood Care and Education at Level 7, Level 8, or Level 9 qualification on the National Framework of Qualifications since the inception of the Learner Fund (2013). This qualification must be on the DCYA Early Years Recognised Qualifications list. The bursary amount will be €750. The local City/County Childcare Committees (CCC) will process/appraise Learner Fund Bursary applications.
The Learner Fund Bursary 2018 will open for applications on Monday, 26th February 2018. The application form has been emailed to all providers. This application form must be completed and returned to us by Wednesday, 14th March. Please note that when signing the declaration you must be able to confirm that all 3 points below apply to you:
1. I was working in a registered Early Years service at the point when I began the above course
2. I am currently working in a registered Early Years service.
3. I have not previously received public funding in support of my completion of this award.
To download a copy of the application form, please click the link below: