We offer a wide range of PLC courses that are open to school leavers (Leaving Cert/ Leaving Cert Applied Students) and Mature applicants.

We offer a wide range of courses at the Institute, under the following Departments:

  • Animal Care
  • Arts
  • Business
  • Childcare
  • Computing
  • Engineering
  • Hair & Beauty
  • Healthcare
  • Multimedia
  • Nursing
  • Science
  • Sport
  • Tourism

Explore all courses here

The majority of courses are Full Time, but we do offer a limited number of Part Time places courses on certain courses e.g. Childcare or Healthcare Support

You can apply online now. Applications close in October each year and reopen for the next academic year in February.

Yes, the majority of our courses are certified by QQI at Level 5.  There are also Advanced Certificate (Level 6) programmes available in Business, Computer Systems & Networks, Digital Media & Web Development, Tourism & Event Management, Sport Development, Childcare, Art & Animal Science etc. Browse through our Courses

Graduates may gain employment in their relevant field  or continue their education in Institutes of Technology and Universities. If you would like to find out more about progression opportunities please visit our progression page here 

The specific entry requirements for each course are outlined on the course descriptor page.   Please take a browse through our Courses to find the subject  you are interested in and the entry requirements will be listed there.

Fees for each specific course are outlined on the course descriptor page.  Please take a browse through our Courses to find the subject  you are interested in and the fees will be listed there.

Also, please download and read our “Financial Matters Guide” here

There are educational opportunities available to the unemployed, through the Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS) and the Back to Educaton Initiative.  You can find out more and download a VTOS application form here. 

SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland) is the single national Awarding Authority for all new student grant applications. Grant applications to SUSI may be made online by following the link on the homepage or by clicking here.You will have to register for an online account.