Post Leaving Certificate (PLC) Courses

Further Education/PLC courses prepare people to enter employment at a level where particular knowledge and the ability to perform a range of tasks to a high standard is required. In addition, PLC courses give the opportunity to acquire skills that will be of life long benefit.

Louth & Meath Education and Training Board provides many PLC courses at QQI Level 5/6 for students with Leaving Certificate standard of education (or equivalent qualification) in many locations in Co Louth and Co Meath. Courses offered include art, business, childcare, sound engineering, culinary arts, healthcare, to name just a few.

Entry Requirements and Selection Process

PLC courses are open to those with a Leaving Certificate or an equivalent qualification. It is recommended that you check individual course entry requirements. Some courses require a basic level in English and Maths and/or in school subjects related to the course.

Art and Craft and some Media courses require applicants to submit a portfolio of work. Performance courses may audition applicants as part of the selection process.

PLC courses are also open to mature students subject to Leaving Certificate standard of education or suitable life/work experience.

All PLC courses interview for places. The interview is generally short and not too formal. Any information that might enhance your application should be sent to the course co-ordinator prior to the interview. At interview you are given the chance to talk about yourself and why the course interests you. Enthusiasm and commitment are often as important as examination results.

To find out more click on the links below to visit the website of each centre.


 Drogheda Institute of Further Education
 Dunboyne College of Further Education
 O’Fiaich Institute of Further Education, Dundalk


Contact Details


 Drogheda Institute of Further Education Drogheda, Co. Louth
 Tel: 041 983 7105


 Dunboyne College of Further Education Dunboyne, Co. Meath
 Tel: 01 802 6577


 O’Fiaich Institute of Further Education Dundalk, Co. Louth
 Tel: 042 933 1398


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