PORTLAOISE College will be hosting an open day for those interested in taking part in post leaving certificate courses between September 2010 and May 2011. The information and enrolment day will take place on Saturday May 8 from 10am to 1pm. The college is now enrolling for places next year.
Courses available in Portlaoise College include Architectural and Interior Technology with Computer Aided Design (FETAC Level 5), Progressive Art and Portfolio Preparation (FETAC Level 5), Accounting Technician Year 1 (ATI), Business Studies Secretarial (FETAC Level 5), Computer and Business Skills (FETAC Level 5), Security and Business Studies (FETAC Level 5) and Information Technology (FETAC Level 5). There are also courses in Childcare (FETAC Level 5), Advanced Certificate in Supervision in Childcare (FETAC Level 6), Healthcare Assistant (FETAC Level 5), Nursing Studies (FETAC Level 5), Social Studies (FETAC Level 5), Youth Work and Community Studies (FETAC Level 5), Beauty Therapy Year 1 and Year 2 (ITEC), Health and Fitness Sports Coaching (FETAC Level 5) and Health and Fitness Leisure Management (FETAC Level 5).
Post Leaving Certificate Courses include access to higher education through the Higher Link Scheme, work placement, a professional certification in one year, no tuition fees, further education grants (may apply) and VTOS and BES allowances (may apply). There are a limited number of places on each course so early application is advised.