Kate Stitt: “I finished up in May and have been lucky enough already to work on two short films.”
My PLC journey: Kate Stitt

“I graduated from school in 2007 before going on to do a portfolio preparation course in mixed media and design at Ballyfermot College of Further Educ(...)

Forty five apprenticeship programmes are currently available, spanning the engineering, construction, motor, electrical, finance, hospitality and food, biopharma, logistics, property services and ICT industry sectors. Photograph: iStock

On Thursday last, tens of thousands of places on level 8 and level 6/7 degree and higher certificate programmes were offered by the CAO to applicants (...)

Just under 20 per cent of PLC graduates are progressing to higher education, accounting for about one-fifth of the overall first-year intake at institutes of technology and technological universities. Photograph: iStock

First things first: what is FET? FET is a broad term that refers to a wide variety of lifelong education options for people over the age of 16, and i(...)

Photograph: Al Higgins

My PLC journey - Sarah Breen, bestselling author: “Like many 18 year olds, I hadn’t a clue what I wanted to do with my life when I filled out my CAO (...)

Once upon a time, going to college was the-be-all and end-all. What mattered was CAO points and the third-level college and course that a student got (...)

Many Leaving Cert students are still uncertain where their academic interests lie, and often proceed to third-level out of the fear of being left behind or losing contact with their peer group. Photograph: iStock

It may come as a surprise to many parents and students, but I often recommend that students who have secured an offer from the CAO of one of their cou(...)

Amy Richards (18) secured six H1s in her Leaving Cert exams despite sitting her English paper in a hospital ward just hours after her appendix ruptured

Families of students who became ill during this year’s Leaving Cert examination period have urged the Government to allow pupils to sit some of their (...)

Anthony Lynam, aged 80, who sat and passed the higher English Leaving Cert paper, with his results. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Anthony Lynam, one of the oldest students to ever take the Leaving Cert, says he is thrilled with his results. Mr Lynam, who lives in Kilmainham, Dub(...)

Europe offers plenty of opportunities for students wishing to study abroad. Photograph: iStock

What if you didn’t get the results you hoped for? It can feel like a crushing disappointment and a waste of hard work, but the class of 2019 have more(...)

  Anthony Lynam (80) from Inchicore, Dublin, who completed his Leaving Cert English exams. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Anthony Lynam left school as a youngster in 1955 without ever sitting a major exam. Now, at 80 years of age, he has finally set that right – and beco(...)

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