Want to focus on ‘the doing’?

Choose a PLC course at St Louis CS, Kiltimagh 

St Louis CS, Kiltimagh has been offering post leaving cert (PLC) courses for over a decade and demand has never been so great. 

“Their mixture of practical work, academic work and work experience offer a great route to get industry-recognised qualifications. A PLC course also offers students an alternative route to higher education as you can apply through CAO using the points you receive for your QQI award,” said PLC Coordinator Suzi Ottewell.

PLC courses also are a great way to explore an area of interest, or simply to get a taste of a new subject. In addition they provide the opportunity to fund any future college education by completing a beauty therapy, childcare or hairdressing course you will have the skills and know how to earn whilst you study.

Responding to changing needs

As St Louis CS continues to respond to the changing needs of both learners and employers, there are 14 level 5 and 6 PLC courses available for the 2019-2020 academic year. 

They cover eight areas: sport, childcare, business/IT, nursing, community care, hairdressing and barbering, education and training, and beauty therapy. The PLC facilities at St Louis CS include dedicated beauty and hairdressing salons, exercise and cardio vascular rooms, IT rooms, a break room, an on-site canteen, plus internet access with networked printing for research and project work. Off-site access to course resources and information is also available.

An approved centre for three awarding bodies

St Louis CS is an approved centre for three awarding bodies: QQI, City & Guilds and ITEC. This means that industry-leading qualifications in hairdressing, barbering, beauty therapy, sports massage, strength and conditioning, personal training and fitness instructing are all available at one location in East Mayo. “St Louis CS is the only approved ITEC centre for Sports and the only City & Guilds centre for hairdressing in Mayo,” added Suzi. 

 All the further education courses at St Louis CS are open to people with a Leaving Cert or equivalent qualification, although it’s important to check individual course entry requirements. 

Applications are now open for courses that start in September 2019. Forms are available from the school 094 9381228, or by online application through www.stlouiscs.com. Places are limited, so early application is very much recommended. 

To find out more and/or visit the PLC facilities on offer, contact Suzi on 094 9381228.