Abbeyleix FEC


The Education Centre is located on the Mountrath Road. If coming from Dublin, take a right turn at the traffic lights in Abbeyleix and we are located about 200 yards away on the left hand side. If coming from Cork, take a left turn at the traffic lights in Abbeyleix.


  • There are no tuition fees payable to the Centre by EU Nationals attending a full-time course. However, students should budget for the cost of examinations, textbooks and materials. Non-EU Nationals who do not meet the exemption requirements are liable for the full tuition fee as per the instructions of the Department of Education and Skills.
  • Department of Education and Skills PLC Contribution Fee of €200 is payable on registration. This is a fee introduced by the government in the 2011 budget. Medical Card holders, those in receipt of a student  grant, Back to Education Allowance (BTEA) or Vocational Training Scheme (VTOS) allowances are exempt from this fee.
  • Centre registration fee of €100 payable on registration.
  • Transport: PLC Students pay €60 per month to use the bus service. This fee is subject to change.
  • There is a QQI Certification Fee of €50 (€80 for Level 6) payable on registration. Medical Card holders and/or social welfare recipients are exempt from this fee. This fee is subject to change.

Further Education Grants

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Full Time Class Hours

Monday – Thursday 9:00am – 3:30pm
Friday 9:00am – 1:00pm

QQI and Quality Assurance

Abbeyleix Further Education & Training Centre is registered with QQI to offer programmes leading to QQI awards on the National Framework of Qualifications and has agreed its quality assurance procedures with QQI.