The Part-Time Education Option (PTEO) allows you to keep your Jobseeker’s Allowance or Jobseeker’s Benefit and attend a part-time day or evening course of education or training.
You must continue to meet the conditions for Jobseeker’s Benefit or Jobseeker’s Allowance. This means that you must be able to show that you are still actively looking for and willing to take up work and that the course is likely to improve your chances of getting a job. If you are offered work while on the course you will be expected to accept the job offer.
How do I qualify?
You can qualify for PTEO if you are:
getting Jobseeker's Allowance or Benefit
The Part-Time Education Option is not
the same as the Back to Education Allowance
, you can be any age and may be unemployed for any length of time before starting a part-time course of education.