Welcome to the next stage of your educational journey
This is an important milestone in your educational journey. Many of you will progress seamlessly to the Third Level course of your choice. Many more will take an alternative route. You may have already decided what this is or you may not have decided yet. The important thing to remember is that the choice is yours, there are many routes, your educational journey is a life-long one and you do not have to know the direction you will take right now.
Don’t forget to check out Post Leaving Certificate (PLC) / Further Education courses. While many courses are fully subscribed vacancies often occur when the dust settles.
If you ask the thousands of students who choose a PLC course why they chose their course – often their answer will be that it was the one that most closely met their area of interest. That might be in Business Studies, Computing, Sport, Mountain Leadership, Drama, Media, Catering, Beauty – the range is wide and surprising. Other reasons students choose PLC courses include:
- They want a job
- They want to explore their choice of career further before committing to, for example, a four year degree path.
- They want to explore a new subject area.
- They want to study as locally as possible.
- They want a cost effective course.
- They want more emphasis on the practical
- They want immediate work experience
- They want to explore an alternative route to third level.
Being unsure of your next move could be the best thing that ever happened to you. With PLC courses –the passion you have matters way more than the points you got.
CDETB has 15 colleges across the city of Dublin offering a choice of over 400 courses at QQI levels 5&6 ranging, A-Z, from Access Courses to Higher Education to Youth Studies and Community Work. Applications for PLC courses September 2017 are still open. Our colleges have developed enduring relationships with employers and our courses constantly adapt to reflect the skills needs in the marketplace. Our students not only learn academically about their area of interest but we ensure that they immediately experience the world of work. If a student wishes to progress to a degree, PLC colleges have progression arrangements with Colleges and Universities both within the Republic of Ireland and the UK.
To go direct to our course database click HERE.
For quick links to our 15 PLC colleges click HERE.
Have a look at a one-minute Why Choose PLC video HERE.