Thursday, 15 October 2020
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
Back to Education Allowance
The guidelines governing eligibility for the Back-to-Education Allowance (BTEA) require that the allowance should only be approved where the course of study involved would lead to a higher qualification on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) than that already held by the customer.
I am advised that as the person concerned has already completed a Level 7 NFQ course and is now applying for Back to Education to pursue a Level 5 NFQ course, she does not satisfy that condition.
It was for this reason that the application of the person concerned was refused and she was informed of this decision in writing.