Enniscorthy Vocational College of Further Education is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all learners. It is committed to supporting any student with particular needs involved in studies at the school. Applicants with disability/special needs who require Department of Education funding/support need to submit their application on/before the 15th April, the year preceding the commencement of the course.
Applications for Support Funding will only be processed if accompanied by a consultant’s report of a disability or illness or a psychological report in the case of specific learning difficulties. Reports which are over five years old will not be accepted.
Assessments of disability are carried out for the following categories : Physical/Mobility Disabilities, Significant ongoing illness, Specific learning difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, ADD/ADHD, Blind/Low Vision, Deaf/Hard of hearing, Mental Health or Psychiatric or Psychological Difficulties and Head/Traumatic Brain Injury.
Garda Vetting is a requirement on courses where learners have access to children or vulnerable adults. Prior to attending work experience learners must be vetted by the Gardai. All learners being offered a place on a course will be issued with Garda Vetting forms or in some cases prior to being offered a place due to delays in obtaining Garda clearance. The following courses require the learners to obtain Garda clearance: Early Childhood Care and Education, Healthcare Support, Pre-Nursing, Music and Sport, Recreation and Exercise.
Learners who have lived outside the jurisdiction of Ireland/Northern Ireland and for whom Garda Vetting is unavailable are required to provide vetting from the relevant police authorities.