Application Process

You can find a full list of all our Full Time Level 5 and Level 6 Courses on our Course Page along with specific information on each course.

If you are still unsure of which course is right for you (or if you have any queries on any aspect of any course) please call the Castlebar Campus on 094 9023134, Westport on 098 50800 and Ballina 094 9023134 and ask to speak to the relevant Course Co-ordinator.

Once you are happy with your course selection you can apply online here.

In order to complete your application, you will need to fill in the Application form online.  Applicants will then be contacted by the college via text message and email with a date and time for interview.

When you attend your interview you need to bring a copy of your Birth Certificate and a copy of your Leaving Certificate Results (or results of any previous PLC Course) or alternatively you may post them to your College campus prior to your interview.

Means tested grants are available from SUSI. Please visit for more information and to make an application.

Following interview, all applicants will be contacted to inform them whether or not they have secured a place on their chosen course.  Successful applicants will be informed of when induction takes place, and of the official start date for their course.

To accept your place, students will be asked to pay exam fees of €50 for QQI Level 5 or €80 for QQI Level 6 Examinations.  Medical Card holders are exempt from paying both of those fees, but must produce a valid medical card to accept their place.  Those in receipt of a Student Grant, a Back to Education Allowance (BTEA) or a Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS) allowance may also be exempt, but must provide evidence of same.  A student services fee of €100 is also payable by all students to accept your place.

Additional fees may apply and details of these will be displayed on the individual course page.

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