PLC courses are full time, intensive, one year programmes that are designed to prepare students for entry level employment or progression to further study. They offer a mixture of practical work, academic work and work experience.
Students who complete a PLC course may apply to third level programmes at Institutes of Technology or Universities through the Higher Education Links Scheme. The programme provides an ideal platform for progression from the Leaving Certificate and for those who want an extra year to study and explore a specific vocational area. PLC courses are also ideal for adults returning to further education and training.
PLC courses are offered in a number of KWETB second level schools and centres across County Kildare and County Wicklow.
PLC courses are offered in:
- Bray Institute of Further Education
- Colaiste Bhride, Carnew
- Scoil Chonglais, Baltinglass
- St. Conleth’s Community College, Newbridge
- St. Farnan’s Post Primary School, Prosperous
- St. Kevin’s Community College, Dunlavin
- Leixlip VTOS/PLC
For people in receipt of a social welfare payment or who have a medical card, the course is free. For other applicants there is a course fee of €200 and an exam fee of €50.
Some participants may be eligible for a Maintenance grant which is awarded by SUSI.
|Glenart Community College PLC
Coolgreaney Road, Arklow, Co. Wicklow
0402 321 49
|Scoil Chonglais PLC
Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow
059 648 1449
|Bray Institute of Further Education (BIFE) PLC
Novara Avenue, Bray, Co. Wicklow
01 282 9668
|Coláiste Bhríde PLC
Carnew, Co. Wicklow
053 942 6318
|Curragh Post Primary School PLC
McSwiney Road, Curragh, Co. Kildare
045 441 809
|St. Kevin’s Community College PLC
Dunlavin, Co. Wicklow
045 865 170
|Leixlip VTOS/ PLC
Further Education and Training Centre Leixlip, First Floor, Riverforest Shopping Centre, Leixlip, Co. Kildare
01 624 6420
|St. Conleth’s Community College PLC
Station Road, Newbridge, Co. Kildare
045 437 505 / 045 431 417
|St. Farnan’s Post Primary School PLC
Prosperous, Naas, Co. Kildare
045 868 152