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
CDETB has 16 colleges across the city offering over 7,000 places on a choice of over 400 courses at FETAC 5&6 ranging, A-Z, from Access Courses to Higher Education to Youth Studies and Community Work. Our colleges have developed enduring relationships with employers and our courses constantly adapt to reflect the skills needs in the marketplace. Our students will 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.
Check out what’s on offer in one of our Colleges of Further Education near you.
Ballsbridge College of Further Education
Ballyfermot College of Further Education
Cabra Community College
Whitehall College of Further Education
St. Kevin’s College
Colaiste Dhulaigh – College of Further Education
Crumlin College of Further Education
Inchicore College of Further Education
Colaiste Ide – College of Further Educaiton
Killester College of Further Education
Marino College of Further Education
Pearse College of Further Education