Course Discription

Mature Students are encouraged to sit the Leaving Certificate, as it is the springboard to third level education. Small class size and individual attention in this friendly Centre makes learning rewarding and enjoyable. Leaving Certificate students also have the option to progress to QQI Level 5 courses offered in the Centre. This course is run as a two year programme in Abbeyleix Further Education Centre.

Entry Requirements

  • Eligible for VTOS Programme;
  • All entry is subject to interview.


Course Subjects include:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Irish
  • History
  • Business
  • French
  • Art
  • Biology


Information Technology: Leaving Certificate students have access to computer classes. Learners may progress to further studies at QQI Level 5 or to third level education.


No tuition fees are charged and the costs of textbooks, materials and examinations are kept to a minimum. Approximate cost of €50 for materials/resources. Students studying under BTEI may incur a cost of approximately €200 to include State Exam entry fee (due in January/February), Mock Exam Papers and Corrections Fee (due in January/February) and general resources. Please refer to the Costs Section on page 1 for details of additional registration, certification and transport costs.

Duration: One or two year