Most people are unaware that FET courses already have better retention rates than higher education. File photograph: The Irish Times

This year would seem to be the perfect year for the Leaving Cert class of 2020 (and those who deferred from 2019) to really think about Further Educat(...)

Senator Eileen Flynn photographed outside Leinster House. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Traveller activist and recently appointed senator Eileen Flynn (30) says a piece of paper is no proof of anyone’s ability to make a success of themsel(...)

It was on St Patrick’s Day, a little more than a fortnight after the first case of Covid-19 was confirmed in the Republic, that the Health Service Exe(...)

Students graduating from CSN College of Further Education in Cork. Further education is becoming an important route for entry into third-level degree courses. File photograph: Diane Cusack

Students who first complete further education courses are significantly more likely to graduate from third-level degree courses, new research suggest(...)

Patrick Liddy, founder of UtilityAR, says that he expects to see AR glasses released by the big mobile phone companies within the next three years

Augmented and virtual reality holds great promise for education. In schools, it could allow students conduct science experiments without science labs;(...)

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 (...)

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