After the Leaving Cert.

What’s next for you after the Leaving Cert.?

First off, congratulations. No, it’s not about the results. Congratulations on getting through and trying your best.

Remember CAO points are just one part of your result. They compare you to everyone else. We’re more interested in how you succeeded for you and what you learned from your experience. We talk to you when you apply. We don’t look at CAO points.

We’ve got courses enrolling now at Mallow College for September 2019. QQI levels 5 and 6. Qualify in June 2020. And, if you want, progress on to university of institute of technology next year.

Our courses range across Animal CareApplied ScienceBusiness & AdministrationChildcareConstruction & EngineeringEducation & WelfareHair Beauty & ComplementaryHealth & Fitness (Sports)HealthcareInformation Technology, and Security Studies.

And this year we have courses in Mallow and in Charleville.

Check out your full range of PLC courses across the country at

CAO points are not required for Further Education PLC courses. Grant and Social Welfare funding is available (fee information, depending on your circumstances, is available for every course on our website). We have full-time and part-time (mornings) day courses. You can apply now for free and keep all your options open.

BTW, if your Maths result was a problem we also have the solution: extra QQI level 5 Mathematics classes throughout the year available to all students who need Leaving Cert. equivalent Maths for progression.

Consider too our amazing fully-funded Erasmus+ travel opportunities – intern in Italy, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia and Spain.

Your CAO backup plan might actually be the best year ever.

For more information and to apply online today see

Now enjoy the next few days and relax. Breathe.