Community Employment Scheme

CAM offers tuition in music education, music notation and the practice of playing instruments from grades 1 – 8.

This is a foundation and access course enabling students to progress to further education or entry to the labour market.

The course runs Monday – Friday 9:30am – 1:30pm for a period of one year initially.

We teach Music Theory in a classroom environment and offer practical lessons with instruments such as:

  • Guitar
  • Bass Guitar
  • Piano
  • Keyboard
  • Percussion
  • Vocals
  • Saxophone

Community Employment schemes are designed to help people who are long term unemployed to get back to working by offering part time and temporary placements in jobs based within local communities.

The course is open to people with a keen interest in music with a willingness to learn and develop all aspects of music from beginner level upwards. Previous musical experience welcome.

You must be aged between 21 and 55 years and in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment.

If you do not qualify for CE under the eligibility criteria set out above you may still be eligible for the scheme if you are aged 18 and over and you are:

  • In receipt of Disability Allowance, Blind Pension or Invalidity Pension
  • In receipt of illness benefit for at least 6 months
  • A member of the Traveller community, unemployed and getting job seekers benefit of job seekers allowance or One Parent Family Payment for at least 1 year
  • A person with refugee status and in receipt of and DEASP Payment for any length of time.
  • Referred following an appropriate assessment according to the National Drugs Rehabilitation Framework protocols, an ex-offender who has been referred by the probation service, or an ex-offender not referred by a designated service who has been getting JA of JB for 12 months.
  • CIT Cork School of Music
  • UCC
  • Professional music career

If you need any further information on the CE scheme, please contact our office on 021 421 0573 or use the contact form or visit the Department of Employment and Social Protection website.