Day: January 8, 2019

Overage Exemption for ECCE Scheme:

Overage Exemption for ECCE Scheme: The overage exemption option only applies to children with additional needs. Following the decision in December 2017 to allow for a consultation process on proposed changes to the rules on overage exemptions in the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) programme, the Minister has acted

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education: Early childhood education generally means education before the start of formal schooling or before the age at which children are generally required to attend school. It covers the period from birth to 6 years. Legislation on school attendance requires children to be at school (or receiving an

Access and Inclusion Model (AIM)

Children with Additional Needs – Access and Inclusion Model (AIM): In November 2015, the Government launched the Inter-Departmental Group Report on Supporting Access to the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Programme for Children with a Disability. The report set out a clear vision for a comprehensive, child-centered model of

Student Grant Scheme The Student Grant Scheme is the main financial support scheme for students. The Scheme is governed by legislation made under the Student Support Act 2011. Student grants are divided into maintenance grants, fee grants and the postgraduate contribution. This document only deals with undergraduates. Postgraduates can get information about financial assistance in

DARE: Disability Access Route to Education

Dare: Disability Access Route to Education: The Disability Access Route to Education (DARE) is a third level alternative admissions scheme for school leavers whose disabilities have had a negative impact on their second level education. Dare Website Colleges Participating in DARE: Athlone Institute of Technology Cork Institute of Technology Dublin