The Post Leaving Cert Option
Post Leaving Cert Courses
For :
• Students Not Ready/Unsure About University
• Access To University Via “Higher Ed Links S...
QQI/FETAC
• Great Varity Of Courses In Your Locality
• Designed For The Industry You Want To Get
Into
• Alternative Route ...
Often Acts Like A “Stepping Stone”
Into College Or University
PLC Graduates Often Go On To Gain
Higher Education And Training
Awards Too
Minimum Entry Requirements To
Universities
Each University Course Has Their Own
Minimum Entry Requirements
You Will Need T...
Higher Education Link Scheme
• Places Reserved For FETAC/QQI Applicants
Are Usually Offered In Order Of Merit Based
Rankin...
Higher Education Links Scheme
Sometimes FETAC/QQI Results Can Be Accumulated
Over More Than One Year
Entry Requirements For
The Institutes Of
Technology
Always Check With IT
Admissions Office
Additional Requirements
• Some Institutions May Require Leaving Cert
Maths In Addition To An Applicant’s FETAC
Award
• Che...
Institutes Of Technology
Applicant Who Meets The Points
Requirements Under The Pilot Scheme
Should Be Offered A Place
Institutes Of Technology Do Not Differentiate Between
Leaving Certificate And FETAC/QQI Level 5 Students
Progression From FETAC/QQI Level 6
Learners Can Progress Into Year 2 Of A Course In An
Institute Of Technology
Check Websi...
Progression From Level 6
To Apply to Enter Year 2 Of A Course, Students
Must Complete A Direct Entry Application
Form Avai...
Nursing Applications
Only 78 Places Nationwide Are Reserved For Nursing
Degrees
Applicants Are Chosen By Random Selection ...
Nurse Applications
Because Of The Scarcity Of Nursing Places.
Repeating The Leaving Cert Is An Option.
Talk To A Qualified...
Students With Additional Needs
Student Support From Secondary School Is
Not Immediately Transferred
College Needs To Reapp...
Students With Additional Needs
Students Are Entitled To Some Supports They
Received In Secondary School
Students Need To P...
Students With Additional Needs
The PLC College Will Grant Accommodations
For Examinations
When Should Students Apply
If A Student Is Genuinely Interested In A PLC
Course Or Wishes To Have A PLC Course As A
Back u...
Avoid Disappointment Apply Early
In 2012 On Average,
PLC Colleges Turned
Down 30% Of The
People Who Applied
To Sum Up
Post Leaving Cert Colleges
Offer Great Courses
Post Leaving Cert Colleges Offer
Great Options
Post Leaving Cert Colleges Offer
Less Chance Of Dropping Out Of College
Post Leaving Cert Colleges Are
Great If You Are Young
Leaving School
Post Leaving Cert
Offer
Local Education
Post Leaving Cert Colleges Offer
Great Value
10% The Price Of College University
You Would Be Mad Not To
Consider Post Leaving Cert
Courses
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Post Leaving Cert Option PLC

  1. 1. The Post Leaving Cert Option
  2. 2. Post Leaving Cert Courses For : • Students Not Ready/Unsure About University • Access To University Via “Higher Ed Links Scheme” • Discovering A Vocational Area • Leaving Cert Applied Students
  3. 3. QQI/FETAC • Great Varity Of Courses In Your Locality • Designed For The Industry You Want To Get Into • Alternative Route You Into University Or College
  4. 4. Often Acts Like A “Stepping Stone” Into College Or University
  5. 5. PLC Graduates Often Go On To Gain Higher Education And Training Awards Too
  6. 6. Minimum Entry Requirements To Universities Each University Course Has Their Own Minimum Entry Requirements You Will Need To Know Them!
  7. 7. Higher Education Link Scheme • Places Reserved For FETAC/QQI Applicants Are Usually Offered In Order Of Merit Based Ranking • Currently, Approximately 13.5% Of CAO Applicants Have A FETAC Award
  8. 8. Higher Education Links Scheme Sometimes FETAC/QQI Results Can Be Accumulated Over More Than One Year
  9. 9. Entry Requirements For The Institutes Of Technology Always Check With IT Admissions Office
  10. 10. Additional Requirements • Some Institutions May Require Leaving Cert Maths In Addition To An Applicant’s FETAC Award • Check With Admissions Office Of Individual Institutions
  11. 11. Institutes Of Technology Applicant Who Meets The Points Requirements Under The Pilot Scheme Should Be Offered A Place
  12. 12. Institutes Of Technology Do Not Differentiate Between Leaving Certificate And FETAC/QQI Level 5 Students
  13. 13. Progression From FETAC/QQI Level 6 Learners Can Progress Into Year 2 Of A Course In An Institute Of Technology Check Website
  14. 14. Progression From Level 6 To Apply to Enter Year 2 Of A Course, Students Must Complete A Direct Entry Application Form Available From The Admissions Office Of The IT Or University
  15. 15. Nursing Applications Only 78 Places Nationwide Are Reserved For Nursing Degrees Applicants Are Chosen By Random Selection For Places In All Cases Applicants Must Have Achieved At Least 5 Distinctions
  16. 16. Nurse Applications Because Of The Scarcity Of Nursing Places. Repeating The Leaving Cert Is An Option. Talk To A Qualified Guidance Counsellor.
  17. 17. Students With Additional Needs Student Support From Secondary School Is Not Immediately Transferred College Needs To Reapply For Student
  18. 18. Students With Additional Needs Students Are Entitled To Some Supports They Received In Secondary School Students Need To Present Educational Psychologist’s Report
  19. 19. Students With Additional Needs The PLC College Will Grant Accommodations For Examinations
  20. 20. When Should Students Apply If A Student Is Genuinely Interested In A PLC Course Or Wishes To Have A PLC Course As A Back up Plan Then They Need To Apply As Early As Possible To Get A Place
  21. 21. Avoid Disappointment Apply Early In 2012 On Average, PLC Colleges Turned Down 30% Of The People Who Applied
  22. 22. To Sum Up
  23. 23. Post Leaving Cert Colleges Offer Great Courses
  24. 24. Post Leaving Cert Colleges Offer Great Options
  25. 25. Post Leaving Cert Colleges Offer Less Chance Of Dropping Out Of College
  26. 26. Post Leaving Cert Colleges Are Great If You Are Young Leaving School
  27. 27. Post Leaving Cert Offer Local Education
  28. 28. Post Leaving Cert Colleges Offer Great Value 10% The Price Of College University
  29. 29. You Would Be Mad Not To Consider Post Leaving Cert Courses
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