Castlerea Community School PLC Course

CASTLEREA COMMUNITY SCHOOL PLC courses: These serve a variety of purposes such as; giving school leavers the necessary skills to enter the workplace or preparing them for the step-up to third level education. It can also be a very good option, to give students breathing space before committing to third level. Finally, completing a PLC course can provide a direct route into third level courses if students do not satisfy points/entry requirements. This may be preferable to repeating the Leaving Certificate itself.

The courses themselves will always offer a combination of “hands-on” practical work, academic work and work experience.
Our School at Castlerea offers the following courses:
QQI (FETAC) Level 5 in Business Studies: Designed to provide students with Business and office administration skills and the knowledge to work in a Business Environment.
The course is of one year duration. The subjects include Business Administration, Word Processing, Accounting Manual & Computerised, Communications, Business Statistics, Text Production. ECDL, Health & Safety and Work Experience. Work Experience is a mandatory part of the course and students are on placement one day per week and for a fortnight in March.


QQI (FETAC Level 5) in Community Health Services: Also a one year course designed to enable students to plan a career in social care. The course will appeal to those who seek to work in the community, work with people who are disadvantaged or homeless, youth work, and the care of people with special needs. The subjects include Social Studies, Care Provision & Practice, Caring for Children (0-6yrs), Understanding Special Needs, Health and Safety in the Workplace, Communications and Work Experience.

Both courses are also designed to cater for mature students, including those hoping to return to work through further education.

You can contact the school for further details and application forms at:
Tel: 094 9620177 Fax: 094 9621016 or Email:


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