PLC Students – Approved Institutions/Courses

PLC courses are only available within the State and similar courses which lead to further education awards outside of the State are not eligible for student grant assistance.


The list of approved Post-Leaving Certificate (PLC) courses is determined by SOLAS, the Further Education & Training Authority (, and these courses meet the following criteria:

  • they are provided by one of 170 PLC centres, and
  • they are full-time and take at least one year to complete, and
  • they lead to a major education and training award at Level 5 or Level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications (, or equivalent.


Click here for a list of centres (listed by county) and the approved courses available in those centres (this information is subject to further updates by SUSI).