If you have passed your Leaving and are disappointed with your results consider some of the following different options:
FETAC (PLC) courses – huge variety of courses, many facilitate access to universities and Institutes the following year.
Work – on the job training such as the banks, airlines, retail
Private colleges – entry requirements can be lower, fees can be claimed against tax.
Online/distance/open university education courses – including degrees (check out open university, DCU etc)
SOLAS (FAS) – Registering for training
Sponsored free degree by employer (e.g. LIDL, includes salary, holidays, healthcare)
Apprenticeship – e.g. ESB, motor, electrical
Part-time study – evenings, weekends
Defence forces – Gardai, Army, Navy
Private courses with professional recognition
Modular study – building up to a full award over time
Study abroad – check out UCAS clearing, Eunicas
Entrepreneurship – Set up your own business; contact your local enterprise board
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