Many third-level institutions set aside places in their courses for students coming from a PLC background. Photograph: David Sleator

My daughter, who is completing her CAO application, wants to study science. While she excels at biology, she struggles in other subjects and is worrie(...)

Aderemi Abioye says he still faces discrimination.

Aderemi Abioye changed his name to Remi Daniel, after a HR manager told him she threw CVs with African names in the bin. Having spent years applying (...)

Shane Power Canavan: “There are good opportunities for advancement and different roles I could pursue in the industry.”

While today’s feeder school lists are an indication of the number of post-primary students who go on to shird-level, they do not include the numbers o(...)

Ardgillan Community College in Balbriggan: school has asked some pupils to stay home over health and safety concerns arising from construction. Photograph:  Garrett White

The construction firm at the centre of a controversy over fire safety and structural concerns in schools built in the last decade has been paid over €(...)

Interview advice: “Make eye contact, answer the question asked, know when to provide a short answer to a simple question and when to expand on something that interests the interviewer.” Photograph: iStock

The “real world” of work and career requires a lot of adjustment and it can be daunting to start off with. The CV is the key which unlocks the intervi(...)

Nora Twomey, centre, with Angelina Jolie, and Saara Chaudry at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival for the premiere of ‘The Breadwinner’. Photograph: George Pimentel/WireImage

Nora Twomey was 14 when she started drifting away from school. Within a year, she had dropped out. Today, however, she’s an acclaimed animator, Oscar-(...)

The majority of courses are listed online where you can filter them by location and course. Photograph: iStock

Not everyone is going to the college course of their choice. For some, they missed out on the points they need, while others always had a further educ(...)

Aislinn Smith with her fellow manufacturing technician apprentices Marc O’Rourke, Ben Madden,  Garrett Collins and Paul McDonnell.

College has long been sold as the be-all and end-all of education. In recent years, however, that narrative is changing. In 2014, Solas took over th(...)

Martin Keating: “Further education can be a great stepping stone into college, or a worthwhile education in its own right.”

Close, but not quite there. The past few days would have been a tough time for students who missed out on their CAO choice. But there are many student(...)

In many of our fellow continental EU partner countries, such practical hands-on courses are seen to be as of equal status as those offered by third-level colleges

On Monday last, tens of thousands of places on Level 8 and Level 6/7 degree and higher cert programmes were offered by the CAO to applicants who have (...)

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