SHEP offers a Reduced fee/Funded place for some courses
SHEP recognises that for some people, the course fee, even though it is a subsidised fee, may still be prohibitive. To make our courses accessible we offer a reduced fee on some SHEP courses offered in Cork, Kerry and Limerick. Such reduced fees are funded by the SHEP Bursary Fund (to which people and companies have made donations) – or by funding organisations or state grants, when available. On some occasions, through state funding or other grants, we are able to offer funded places to a small number of people.
If you intend to submit this application, please read our information document ‘Important Information on SHEP Fees, Reduced Fees/ Funded Places & Payment Methods’. – https://www.socialandhealth.com/important-information-on-shep-fees/
Eligibility for a Reduced Fee place
You may apply for a reduced fee if you are (i) a social welfare recipient*, or (ii) a full-time student or (iii) if you are experiencing financial hardship.
Eligibility to apply for a Funded Place*
You may only apply to SHEP for the funded place if you are in receipt of one of the following Social Welfare benefits/allowances:
- Job Seeker’s Benefit
- Invalidity Pension
- Illness Benefit
- Carer’s Benefit
- Job Seeker’s Allowance
- Disability Allowance
- Farm Assist
- Blind Person’s Allowance
- Supplementary Welfare Allowance
- One Parent Family Payment
- Carer’s Allowance
|(i.e. not State Pension, Guardian’s Payment; Widows/Widower or Surviving Civil Partner’s Pension; Pre-Retirement Allowance).
We cannot guarantee, therefore, that all applicants will be successful. Reduced fees will be awarded to those who meet the eligibility criteria on a ‘first-come, first–served’ basis. Early applications therefore have an advantage.
Please carefully choose ONLY ONE of the Option A or Option B, in the reduced fee application section. If you need assistance to complete this section please feel free to phone us on (021) 466 6180