Funding for Higher & Further Education

Student grants for undergraduates The Student Grant Scheme is the main source of financial assistance for full time students on undergraduate or PLC courses. It is available to eligible students in most colleges in Ireland as well as to eligible Read more

Third Level Options

Third level education has become almost essential for many career choices in contemporary Ireland. Trying to choose the right option can be as daunting as first learning your ABC’s, instead you are confronted with CAO, PLCs, BAs and Ph.D.’s. This Read more

Further Education

So you’re looking for alternatives to the usual college route. These days there are lots of options out there. You could, for example repeat your Leaving Certificate and reapply if you didn’t achieve the points for the course of your Read more

National Framework of Qualifications

In 2003 significant changes were made to the Irish education system with the introduction of the National Framework of Qualifications.  Designed to encompass all education and training awards in Ireland, this new framework provides recognition for learning achievements at any Read more

College Accomodation

So you have accepted your chosen college course and it’s time to finally make the big move & set off in search of accomodation for the year ahead. Moving out of home can be a daunting task for many students Read more

What is VTOS?

VTOS is a program designed to help the long-term unemployed return to full time education without losing their social welfare benefits. VTOS will help the participants make the transition back into paid employment or back to further education eventually leading Read more

Access & Foundation Courses

Maybe you didn’t get a place at 3rd level this year, and are going to reapply next year. Or perhaps you’ve always wanted to go to 3rd level, but feel you are out of the education system too long and Read more

Alternatives to the CAO

The CAO is the dominant method of gaining entry to third level education and it is based on a points system: grades attained are converted into points and each course applied through via the CAO is assigned a number of Read more

Ardscoil Phadraig, Granard, Longford

Ardscoil Phadraig runs a selection of PLC courses including the following; Animal Care – QQI level 5 Nursing Studies – QQI level 5 Granard, Co. Longford Tel: (043) 668 6209 Email: Web:

Tuam Vocational School, Galway

Tuam vocational school runs a selection of PLC courses including the following; Administration – Advanced – QQI level 6 Early Childhood Care & Education – QQI level 5 Early Childhood Care & Education – QQI level 6 Tuam, Co. Galway Read more