In March 2019 NCGE facilitated CPD for AEGS’ staff on the topic of Social Inclusion. The Irish Refugee Council were among the presenters at this event to inform on their role working with and for refugees in Ireland. Further to the IRC’s involvement with this CPD, the IRC have provided their Information Booklet 2019/2020, a resource which may be of use for FET guidance provision for Irish refugees or to otherwise provide relevant information/points of referral.
The IRC Information Booklet provides a guide on the education system in Ireland for people seeking asylum, those with refugee status, subsidiary protection or permission to remain. The booklet primarily focuses on education for people over the age of 18. Information is provided on the following areas:
- A guide to the Irish education system
- Higher Education (application/costs)
- Student Grants
- Scholarships (provided by Universities/Institutes of Technology)
- Map w. location of scholarships (incl. in relation to Direct Provision Centres)
- The IRC Education Fund
- Other useful information
- Useful websites
- Online Courses
Further information regarding the Irish Refugee Council is available HERE. The Information Booklet can be accessed below.
(Disclaimer: Application deadlines re courses etc. for academy year 2019/2020 may have already passed. Information provided is for guidance purposes and is not complete and may be subject to update)