Learner Fund Graduate Bursary Application form Autumn 2019

The Department of Children & Youth Affairs will re-open the Learner Fund Bursary to Early Learning and Care practitioners who are new graduates of a recognised Early Childhood Education and Care degree programme. Westmeath County Childcare Committee will process and appraise Learner Fund Bursary applications.


  • The qualification for which the bursary is paid must be on the DCYA Early Learning and Care Recognised Qualifications list.

  • The award must be placed at level 7/8/9 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) and was achieved in the academic years 2013-2019.


Learner Fund Bursary Application Form Autumn 2019


Learner Fund Graduate Bursary Guidelines Autumn2019