Brian Mooney in today’s Irish Times says:
‘If I am to give one piece of advice to both parents and students prior to receiving the Leaving Cert results on Wednesday morning, it would be that there is no such thing as a bad result.
There are progression opportunities available to every Leaving Cert student. Securing a CAO place is by no means the appropriate pathway to follow for every young person. There are excellent, totally appropriate, FE options suitable for thousands of school-leavers, which in many cases will lead them back into the CAO system a year from now, academically stronger and more prepared to take on the challenges of college life.
Furthermore, there is now a whole series of new apprenticeships in insurance, accounting, ICT (information and communications technology) and financial services among others, available to school-leavers.
The options for young people are endless, so don’t be disheartened whatever the result. Every student’s result should be a cause for celebration.’
Read the full article HERE
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.
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