Study in Donegal

Post Leaving Certificate (PLC)

PLCs are full-time one year courses that offer a mixture of practical work, academic work and work experience. Post Leaving Certificate courses adopt an integrated approach, focusing on technical knowledge, core skills and work experience. Almost half of the time spent on a PLC is devoted to knowledge and skill training related to employment, with a further quarter spent on relevant work-based experience

Donegal ETB offers 12 PLC courses at QQI Levels 5 PLC courses in:

Animal Care

—Art, Craft and Design

—Business Administration

—Business Studies 

— Construction

— Early Learning and Care

— E-Business

— Health Service Skills

— Inclusive Education and Care

— Microsoft Office Specialist Programme

— Nursing Studies Administration

— Sports, Recreation and Exercise 



Useful information

Why should I consider a PLC?

PLCs are designed as a step towards skilled employment and, as such, they are closely linked to industry and its needs. 



What does it cost to do a PLC?

A registration fee of €100 applies to all students. Non-medical card holders must also pay a QQI exam fee of 50 Euro 



Where can I do a PLC

Donegal ETB's FET Services offers PLCs in three locations- Killybegs (St Catherine's Vocational School), Letterkenny (Errigal College) and Stranorlar (Finn Valley College)


When can I apply for a PLC

You can apply for a PLC anytime from November each year for starting the following September. You can apply though the school, online through fetcoursefinder or through the CAO - (from November each year).

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