Tuition and accommodation are free of charge to EU residents and eligible trainees (depending on age and circumstances) are paid a weekly allowance by SOLAS. Meals are heavily subsidised, but do require a contribution by candidates. There is an upfront payment of €1,000 required for equipment and uniform, however a refund is made where a student’s own equipment (back protector, boots, etc) are deemed suitable and incompliance with safety standards. There is a fee of €125 (as of 2018) to take part in a trial for the course.
What is the cost?