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Adult Leaving Certificate


Course Aim

This two year course for adults is an ideal opportunity for you to complete your education.  It can also assist your entry to University, Institutes of Technology or PLC courses.

Who is this for?

  • Applicants must be 18 years old on 1 September of the year of entry.
  • No previous academic records are necessary but students must be at Junior Certificate standard.
  • An interview is compulsory.
  • International students must sit English language and mathematics tests unless previous students of the

Duration of Study

It is carried out over a two year period from September to May. Classes are held Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 4.00 pm - timetables vary.


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Qualification Received

On successfully completing the exam you will receive the Leaving Certificate from the Department of Education and Science.

Career Opportunities

Many students use the Leaving Certificate to gain employment or to go on to further study. The Leaving Certificate assists entry to the Science and Business area as well as the Arts / Humanities at third level.  It is not only recognized in this country but it is also very highly regarded in many other countries as a qualification for entry into third level colleges. Finally, it is especially useful for mature students embarking on a total career change.