Pictured above at their recent graduation from Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré are the Healthcare Support class and Nursing Studies class (Level 5) with their tutors and Chairman of the Board of Management (John Hogan).
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Enrolment is now taking place for all our Post-Leaving Certificate courses for September 2013.
Why take a PLC Course?
Many mature adults or school leavers are now using the PLC route as a stepping stone to education, and with the downturn in the economy, they are taking the opportunity to upskill, obtain new qualifications and broaden their job prospects while. The courses also offer students an ideal gap year if they are uncertain of their future career path. VTOS, Back to Education and Further Education allowances/grants are available to eligible candidates. Courses start in September and end in mid-May. Work placement is an intrinsic part of each course; the healthcare and nursing students attend the workplace one day a week.
We offer courses in…
The College presently offers the following courses at FETAC Level 5 and Level 6:
Business Administration with Technology
Criminology and Social Studies
Early Childhood Care and Education.
Advanced Administration and Human Resources
(FETAC Level 6).
We respond to labour market needs!
Our courses are established as a direct response to national labour market demands and from feedback from Employers/Agencies in the locality and its hinterland. This year we introduced our very successful Healthcare Support programme which is designed for those who wish to pursue a career in the healthcare field and work as a Healthcare Assistant in a variety of Healthcare, Community and Agency Settings. The FETAC Level 5 Healthcare Support Award is now the recognised qualification for work as a Healthcare Assistant in this field, and many of our students who have completed this award have gained employment.
The Advanced Administration and Human Resources programme (FETAC Level 6) was diversified this year to include components such as Customer Service, Web Authoring, Managing People and Services Marketing. This course is ideal for candidates who have taken a previous FETAC Level 5 Award and now wish to enhance their qualifications and work in supervisory roles in small to medium enterprises or avail of positions in technology, customer service and sales that are forecast to increase in the economy.
What’s the progression route for a PLC student?
Students can use their qualifications to gain positions in the workplace. The qualifications may be also be used as entry criteria to many courses in Universities and Institutes of Technology through the Higher Education Links Scheme or Pilot Project. Last year our students progressed to a range of courses including Business/IT courses, Social Studies, Social Care and Nursing studies courses at Third Level as a result of their FETAC Award.
There is a limited number of places on each course so early application is advised. Last year many of the courses were oversubscribed and applicants were disappointed.
If you have any further queries -, visit our website at www.cpr.ie to apply on line or download our prospectus and application form, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the College at (0505) 23939.