Then follow your heart.
CDETB Guidance Counsellors, Teachers and Instructors met thousands of second level students at Higher Options last week. We asked them for their top tips for students.
John Madden from Ballsbridge College and Miriam Lillis from Rathmines College said, ‘Keep calm. Do your research. Don’t take something for the sake of it. Keep an open mind. Visit Open Days’.
Maeve Clegg, Head of Department in Fitness and Sport at Crumlin College said, ‘Research before committing. Then go with your heart’.
Ger Flanagan, Head of Kylemore Music School, said, ‘Choose something you will enjoy. Fionnula Drury from Pearse CFE said ‘You owe it to yourself to do the research. You will be less stressed and make better choices’.
Guidance Counsellor at Ballyfermot CFE Orla Ní Bhriain said, ‘Come in and meet us and get a feel for the subject’. Aideen Lyster, Guidance Counsellor at Inchicore CFE said, ‘Come in and meet the team, our Open Day is 23rd February’.
Paul Noctor from Ballyfermot Training Centre and Joe Curtin from Finglas Training Centre said, ‘Explore alternatives to college. Get some real-life work experience before you commit. Try it out – you can always continue to college’.
Darragh Collins from Colaiste Dhulaigh and Eilish O’Connor from Marino College said. ‘Follow what you are most interested in. If you know what it is – go for it. If you are not clear – do research – visit – come and see if you will like it’.
If you have already completed second level and have not yet found your course don’t forget to check for last minute vacancies on PLC courses.
Enter the key word of your dream course HERE and see what comes up. You will get full details of the course and the college that runs it. Ring the college directly and ask for advice. They will be delighted to help you.
For quick links to our 15 PLC colleges across the City of Dublin click HERE.
Have a look at a one-minute Why Choose PLC video HERE.
With PLC courses the passion you have is way more important than the points you got.