St Tiernan's College of Further Studies
ABOUT OUR POST LEAVING CERT COURSES
St Tiernan's has always been to the forefront in training students in Information Technology and associated Business Subjects and our Post Leaving Certificate courses have gained an enviable reputation.
In addition to Award certification by FETAC (Further Education and Training Awards Council), students are prepared to sit examinations set by highly‐regarded examining boards such as ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence).
Students work with up‐to‐date technology and have achieved outstanding results over the years. Past students have progressed to further study at diploma and degree level, others are employed in areas where the skills acquired on the course are relevant and fully utilised in key financial commercial and IT areas.
Computer facilities at St Tiernan's are upgraded on a regular basis.
Our courses include such modules as Computer Programming, Information & Administration, Computer Applications Software, Computer Architecture & Systems, eBusiness, Communications and Reception Skills, in addition to Web Authoring, Desktop Publishing and The Internet. A module in Work Experience forms an important part of each course.
Computer hardware and software are being continuously upgraded to high standards at St Tiernan's to prepare students for careers in the rapidly developing world of Information Technology. Students have hands‐on experience in using the Internet and E‐mail.
All our courses are open to Jobseekers
WHY CHOOSE A PLC COURSE AT ST TIERNAN'S?
Students enter our courses to -
Graduates from our Post Leaving Certificate courses will be equipped with the skills required to
All courses are certified by FETAC at Level 5. FETAC is the Further Training and Awards Council, which was set up in 1999 by the Minister for Education & Science, with the responsibility for making Awards in Further Education and Training.
FETAC has established the Higher Education Link Scheme, which enables students to progress from PLC programmes to Certificate, Diploma and Degree Courses in the Institutes of Technology and now also to some University courses.
In addition to University College, Cork and the National College of Ireland, the following are some of the Institutes of Technology participating in the Higher Education Links Scheme
IT Tallaght, DIT (Dublin Institute of Technology), Carlow IT, Blanchardstown IT, Athlone IT, Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology
Course tuition is free to students. However, all students are expected to buy the books and materials required for each module and to pay all the relevant examination fees, in advance.
Information regarding student grants may be accessed at www.susi.ie