At Portlaoise Institute we have a huge Variety of QQI Level 5 courses available this September. All courses are full-time courses, running from September until May.
We provide a unique further education environment for all our students – both younger students just after completing their Leaving Certificate and for more mature students returning to education.
Students who complete a Further Education course at Portlaoise Institute can gain direct employment or use their qualification as an alternative route into Third Level college courses by meeting the QQI/FET entry requirements.
At Portlaoise Institute we believe that students who complete one of our courses, are more resilient, more informed and with a greater knowledge of future options and career opportunities.
This ultimately results in college completion rates far higher for Portlaoise Institute graduates than students who go directly to Higher Education/University after doing the Leaving Certificate.
Furthermore, students who are approved for the SUSI grant, will continue to receive the grant if they progress to Higher education.
All in all, the benefits to doing a PLC course at Portlaoise Institute are compelling.
It’s a winner for younger students and their parents/guardians who can be more assured about Higher Education choices and be confident that a major financial investment in their son/daughter will result in the completion of their chosen career path.
In addition, it is considerably more cost effective to complete a further education course at Portlaoise Institute after your Leaving Certificate as the majority of students only pay a €50 fee to cover their exam fees.
Deputy Principal, Keith McClearn states that: “All students at Portlaoise Institute receive ongoing career guidance support enabling them to make a more informed career/educational decision.
“Lastly if you choose Portlaoise Institute this year you will be challenged and encouraged and will have the opportunity not only just to discern what your talents are but also to use those talents and develop them to their optimum.
“We offer you a team of top class committed; dedicated teachers whose prime concern is to help you achieve your dreams and achieve them you will”
The following are the areas where students can study at Portlaoise Institute:
- Beauty Therapy
- Community Health
- Computer Science
- Digital Media
- Nursing and Midwifery
- Sports and Leisure Management
- Social Studies
“The great thing about applying for a course at Portlaoise this summer, is that students are offered places well in advance of their Leaving Certificate results and CAO offers.
“They are assured of a further education course place for September.
“Our next round of interviews are on 12th July, so I would recommend anyone interested in any of our courses to apply shortly, the application only takes five minutes by clicking on the ‘Apply Now’ button on the homepage of our website www.portlaoiseinstitute.ie”
Also, all our courses are outlined on our website along with modules, progression options and contact details of each course coordinator who are available and happy to answer any queries you may have.