St Louis Community School in East Mayo has been offering PLC courses for over a decade now and more than 1,250 graduates can testify to the benefit of returning to education and achieving a level 5 or level 6 award there.
Today’s PLC courses are very much focused on delivering the skills and knowledge needed to progress both in further education and the workplace. Great emphasis is put on honing practical skills, applying theories, encouraging self-motivation, developing personal skills such as communications, and gaining real insights from work experience.
This is reflected in the PLC facilities at St Louis CS which now include dedicated beauty and hairdressing salons, exercise and cardio vascular rooms, IT rooms and internet access with networked printing for research and project work. Off-site access to course resources and information is also available.
The courses on offer in St Louis CS are in sport, education & training, childcare, business/IT, nursing, community care, healthcare support, hairdressing and beauty therapy.
In addition St Louis CS is an approved centre for four awarding bodies: QQI, DES (trade examinations), City & Guilds and ITEC. This means that industry leading qualifications in hairdressing, beauty therapy and fitness instructing are all available at one location in East Mayo. St Louis CS is the only approved ITEC centre for Sports & City & Guilds centre for hairdressing in Mayo.
All the further education courses at St Louis are open to people with a leaving cert or equivalent qualification or significant vocational experience, although it’s important to check individual course entry requirements.
“The PLC route is as important a way into the third level system as any other and the skills they bring with them are very much sought after by colleges, universities and employers alike,” says Suzi, FE Coordinator at St Louis CS. “To find out more contact me by email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 094 9381228”