Application process is now open for 2023 – Deadline for application submission is 5pm on 29th of September 2023. 

Learner fund

The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) have 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 at level 7/8/9 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) and achieved in the academic years 2015 – 2023. Completed application forms must be completed and returned to  by 5pm on 29th September 23. Please share the details with any staff members this may apply to.