TEFL Funding for Students and Unemployed | TEFL Institute of Ireland

Unemployed or in Full Time Education

No matter what position you find yourself in, we are here to support you in the journey to becoming TEFL qualified. Read below to find out how you can benefit from our TEFL funding.

Here at the TEFL Institute of Ireland we firmly believe education should be affordable for everybody. Under this ethos we offer a 15% subsidy to those who find themselves currently unemployed or in full time education. Enrol on any of our fully accredited TEFL courses for less and open a new world of opportunities.

To gain the TEFL subsidy we ask for proof of student or unemployed status. We accept documentation such as a copy of a student card or job seekers allowance. Please send either to us within 14 days via email to: hello@tefl.ie. Or via post to:

TEFL Institute of Ireland
St Mary’s College
Emmet Place
Co Cork

How to Apply for TEFL Funding

Call us on 024-81818 and quote SUBSIDY. You can also book online, just enter the TEFL promotional code SUBSIDY in the promotional code box during checkout to receive your 15% discount.

PLEASE NOTE: The subsidy is only available on TEFL and specialist courses.  * excludes TEFL scholarships

Government Training Support Grant


Eligible job seekers or other benefit receivers can sign up for any of our TEFL courses and may have the course costs covered by the Dept of Social Protection. This comprehensive course trains you in teaching English as a foreign language at home and abroad.
More information on the social welfare grant can be found by following this link: Local Social Welfare Office


This scheme is designed to fund quick access to short term training or related interventions, obtain/renew certification/permits for individual jobseekers that have identified work opportunities or where Case Officers have identified an immediate skills gap that represents an obstacle to taking up a job offer or accessing other activation.

We are happy to invoice an external organisation or company on your behalf. Please get in touch with us at hello@tefl.ie and we can arrange this for you.