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Monaghan Institute PLC Access Course

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Course Code:
QQI - Level 5

Course Aim

The PLC Access course is aimed at learners coming directly from a Youthreach or Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA) course. This bridging programme allows learners to experience college life in Monaghan Institute in a supported environment, while completing Level 4 and 5 modules. Learners can sample the course areas they are interested in progressing to in Monaghan Institute. Learners may be entitled to a training allowance and supports including access to a laptop to help them complete the Access course. The Access course is designed to find the most suitable course for you while developing your academic skills.

Is this course right for you?
Having an opportunity to sample any course in Monaghan Institute provides a clear understanding of what’s involved in future areas of study, whilst building your academic, social and personal skills and becoming familiar with the college campus and college life.

The combination and variety of modules studied on the Access course helps the learner prepare for progression to their programme of choice.

Course Content

Word Processing
Spreadsheet Methods
Culinary Skills (Non QQI) or Short Order Cooking
Tanagh Outdoor Education Centre Awards (Nationally Recognised Awards)
Level 5 Module Sampling (various)


After completion of the PLC Access Course students will be able to: Gain entry to a QQI Level 5 course in Monaghan Institute. All QQI Level 5 programmes have progression opportunities to degree courses at Institutes of Technology | Universities through the Higher Education Links Scheme.

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