Nursing Studies

Course Description

This one year full time PLC (Post Leaving Cert) course provides an insight into the caring profession. It equips students with a practical and theoretical introduction to nursing, and health related careers. It is also designed as a programme of preparatory study to enter a degree programme in Nursing Studies or Social Care Studies in Ireland, the UK or Scotland. It is suitable for both school-leavers and experienced mature persons seeking a formal qualification.

Further Details

Qualification: QQI/FETAC Level 5 Major Award (120 credits)
Course Code:
Day(s): Monday – Friday
Location: CTI Senior College, Clonmel
Type: Full Time
Duration: 1 academic year
Start Date: September 2017

Course Content:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Nursing Theory and Practice
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Care Skills
  • Work Experience
  • Communications
  • Social Studies
  • Care Support
  • Safety and Health at Work
  • Occupational First Aid
  • Manual and Patient Handling
  • I.T. (Level 4)

Entry Requirements:

  • Successful completion of interview.
  • Candidates must be in a position to obtain Garda Clearance.
  • Candidates must supply two written references (character, work or educational).
  • Students must also obtain practical work experience in a HSE registered Care Facility during the second term. Students must source this work experience placement themselves.

How to Apply:

Applications are now being accepted for September 2017. Click on the link below to apply: Apply Here


Learners who have successfully completed this award could expect to find employment in hospitals, nursing homes, or in the community. This award facilitates entry on a competitive basis through the CAO to a range of third level institutions nationwide leading to awards at a higher level on the National Framework of Qualifications. This award also enables learners application through UCAS to access a range of Nursing Degree programmes in UK universities.

Visit the Nursing Board’s Career Centre for further information:


Open for Applications

Contact Details

Name: Leona O’Connor, Course Coordinator
(052) 612 6269