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further education colleges in IrelandFurther Education Colleges

Further Education is a credible and worthwhile option for students, in terms of courses on offer, internationally recognisable qualifications and employment prospects. This sector comprises of education and training which occurs after second-level schooling but which is not part of … Continue reading

Higher Education Links SchemeHigher Education Links Scheme

In 2013, FETAC (now QQI) introduced a wide range of major awards with new features, many of which provide links to higher education through the CAO. These awards are part of a national awards system for further education and training … Continue reading

plc coursesPLC Courses as a Route to Third Level

There was a time, not too long ago, when your Leaving Certificate grades and the points that they translated into determined whether you would become a third level student, go directly into employment or head for distant shores. Thanks to … Continue reading

how to apply for plc courseFurther Education, The PLC Application Process

There are many further education providers around the country, offering a wide variety of QQI level 5 and level 6 courses often known as Post Leaving Certificate (PLC) courses. Students mostly enter into these courses following the Leaving Certificate or … Continue reading

youthreachWhat is YouthReach

If you have left school without any formal qualifications, the Youthreach programme can provide you with opportunities for basic education, personal development, vocational training and work experience. The programme is generally full-time, although part-time courses can be arranged. You can … Continue reading

popular plc coursesPopular PLC Courses

Post Leaving Certificate (PLC) courses are full-time programmes available to students who have completed their Leaving Certificate as well as adults returning to full-time education. PLCs are typically run in vocational schools or in voluntary community, comprehensive and secondary schools. … Continue reading

plc courses early application benefitsPLC Courses – Benefits of Early Application

With most of the focus at this time of year being on CAO applications, it is easy to forget that there are other ways to access education after leaving secondary school. PLC courses are a fantastic opportunity for those who … Continue reading

further education and plc coursesThe Changing Face of Further Education

Further education includes training and education that takes place after second level but not as part of the third level system. A wide variety of further education providers, such as schools, institutions and organisations, are involved in delivering education to … Continue reading