Post Leaving Certificate (PLC) Courses



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APPLY ONLINE                           Further Education Applications Now Open for September 2023
Further Education Courses are Full Time, One-Year, QQI Certified Day-Course. These are focused skills based courses and many graduates progress directly to the workforce or to third level education after completion. Further Education places are open to all adults who satisfy the course requirements. There are no restrictions on age, prior qualifications or income, but students must have adequate education and sufficiently good English to participate fully in the course. Students have many different reasons for applying: – training and a formal qualification need, a new career choice with better employment prospects,  improving existing skills, returning to education, re-joining the work force or just starting out on the first course after leaving school. Students who successfully complete the course graduate with both a work qualification and points for college. Our graduates engage in a range of activities after completing their course – both in employment and third level studies. We have links with colleges and career guidance to help our students make good and informed decisions about their future. Students attending third level colleges after completing a QQI course have an enormous advantage: they have gained vital experience during the QQI course and have developed the core skills for further study broadly and in their specialised. Many students use their QQI qualification to gain part-time jobs while at college, this can be hugely helpful for students financially and for their professional experience. We have  a range courses in Business, Health, Nursing, Social Care, Childcare and Construction which provides students with the skills, confidence, training and advice to help make their dream career possible. We offer great courses locally at a minimal cost (see below), with the student at the centre of the training, students experience a caring environment, with committed and experienced staff, wonderful fellow students and great prospects after finishing their course. To qualify for a course ideally candidates should have a Leaving Certificate/equivalent, or relevant experience to enable them to successfully participate in the course. There are supports available for students in our college and we encourage you to speak to us if you are concerned, this will allow us to address any difficulties from the start, to help you succeed.
Course Content: Check out the Course Information Sheets – scroll down and click on the course.
Secure your Place:  Click Apply Online above and Submit your application to us. We will be in touch with you as soon as we receive your application to discuss your course and the process of securing your place. Places are limited so it is advisable to apply early to avoid disappointment. Paper application forms are also available – click on the link below or call the college 0505 23931 /23939 for more information.
Courses Start: September 2023
Courses Finish: May 2024
If you have any questions about the courses or need further information in relation to your application, please feel free to contact the college: Further Education Coordinator: Colette McMahon
Mobile/Text: 087 19671 29

QQI Course Information

Click Course Title for information

QQI Level 5 
Business Technology with Tourism
Early Childhood Care and Education
Social & Community Care
Healthcare Support 
Nursing Studies
Advanced Administration with HR QQI Level 6


Apply online  Complete and submit the Online Application Form

Paper Application (print or call into the FE office for one) complete and return it to the College

How to apply online video

Course brochure 

CPR Further Education leaflet 2023

Course Costs List

QQI Level 5
Costs Business Technology with Tourism
Costs Early Learning & Care Childcare
Costs Social and Community Care
Costs Healthcare Support
Costs Nursing Studies

QQI Level 6
Costs Advanced Administration with HR

Financial Support

You may qualify for financial support during your course.  BTEA (Back to Education Allowance): if in receipt of a social welfare payment for 6 months prior to the course starting – speak to your local DSP – social welfare office to see if you qualify for BTEA. Medical Card holders, VTOS recipients, SUSI Grant recipients, and BTEA recipients all benefit from a reduction in fees. Our advice is to start your enquiries early to find out about your entitlements to financial support as a student. Some financial support may also be available for childcare if you qualify under BTEA or VTOS, please as us for more information if this could apply to you.



Advanced Administration with HR Level 6 Booklist

Business Technology with Tourism Booklist
Early Childhood Care & Education Level 5 Booklist
Healthcare Support Level 5 Booklist
Nursing Studies Level 5 Booklist
Social and Community Care Level 5 Booklist

Garda Vetting Process

All students must complete Garda Vetting before course commencement. Please follow the instructions carefully to avoid delayed vetting. Please note you will receive notification and the Vetting Clearance certificate from the Garda Vetting office, not the College.

Link to Garda Vetting Guidelines


Colette McMahon, FE Coordinator (Text 087-1967129)
Phone: 0505-23931 (Further Education Office – Direct Line)
0505-23939 (Secondary School Office)