No, you don’t but it is important to be able to work independently and to attend all classes and tutorials.
Don't be, Pearse College has over 50 years’ experience delivering courses to adult learners and we can provide IT, Literacy and Maths support.
Yes, all of our PLC and VTOS courses have links to third level. To find out the links from your PLC course just check on our website for progression links or go to CareersPortal.ie and click on the “tools” tab to get the full list
Pearse College is located on the Clogher Road, in Crumlin, Dublin 12. It is easily accessible by bus, LUAS, and car. Please note we have a private student carpark and sheltered bicycle storage located at our Library Building (directly across the road from our main building).
Direct bus routes include: 150
Walkable bus routes include: 9, 16, 49, 54a
Pearse College is a 20-minute approx.. walk from the Suir Road Luas Stop (Red Line) and a 30-minute approx.. walk from the Harcourt Street Luas Stop (Green Line).
Yes, Pearse College Community Nursery is a registered Childcare Provider and can inform you of the National Childcare Scheme (NCS), rates, subsidies, etc.
Pearse College’s aim to enable every learner to reach their full potential by creating an inclusive learning environment. As such, applicants with special requirements should notify the college at time of application and at interview and arrange to speak to our Student Support officer.
All learners can avail of our career guidance services to assist planning their future career or education options. A one-to-one counselling service is also available to students to help with issues of personal concern.
There are no fees for tuition. However, there are charges to cover the cost of student services, uniforms/sports kits, examination fees and registration charges by professional bodies.
In addition, students are liable for a €200 participant contribution, imposed on all PLC courses by the Government. The following categories of student
are exempt from paying this contribution:
- Full current medical card holders in their own right and their dependent children;
- Those who are eligible under the Student Grant Scheme (SUSI);
- Those in receipt of the Back to Education Allowance (BTEA) or Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS) allowances.
Please note, evidence that you are in receipt of any of the above must be provided before an exemption can be implemented. Therefore, initially only those who produce a full medical card will be exempt.
Eligible students who are enrolled in a VTOS or BTEI course are exempt from fees.
Students undertaking any full time Further Education course may apply for a means tested PLC maintenance grant. Application forms are available from www.susi.ie from May of the year of entry.
Yes, if you’re over 21 years of age and getting a social welfare payment for a minimum of six months then you can enroll in any of our VTOS courses.
The Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme promotes second chance education and training for adults living on Social Welfare by providing the opportunity to study without any loss of benefits.
You do not pay the course fee.
Also, if you are in receipt of a social welfare payment and/or have a current medical card, then you are also eligible to enroll for free on any of our BTEI part-time courses.
You do not pay the course fee.
The Back to Education Allowance permits people on social welfare to attend second or third level education courses.
You need to be getting a social welfare payment for a minimum of three months.
You pay the course fee.
Yes, you can – please go to susi.ie to check out the requirements and the application process.