Course Fees and Grants

Improving access to education for all – all City of Dublin PLC courses €50. 
There are no costs associated with making an application for a course. (No Deposits)

Reduced fees for Accounting Technician who no longer have to pay QQI fees and Trinity Access Programme who are not now being charged extra for School Trips.  There are no fees for VTOS (Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme) courses.

PLC Course Fees for the 2023 -2024 academic year

PLC Course Fees 
Plunket CFE ATI **
Accounting Technician First Year (ATI) €730.00
Accounting Technician Second Year (ATI) €505.00
Carpentry and Joinery €50.00
Motor Vehicle Maintenance €50.00
Introduction to Counselling and Psychology €50.00
Pre University Arts – Third Level Access €50.00
English Language, Business and IELTS Preparation €50.00
Sustainable Construction Technologies €50.00
Construction Technology with Draughting €50.00
Business and IT €50.00
Holistic Health €50.00
Furniture Craft and Design €50.00
Pre Apprenticeship – Motor Vehicle Maintenance €50.00
Pre Apprenticeship – Construction €50.00
Pre Apprenticeship –  Carpentry and Joinery €50.00
Pre University Arts €50.00
Language and European Studies €50.00
English Language, Business and Information Technology €50.00
Cúram Leanaí – Cúnamh Riachtanais Speisialta €50.00
Advanced Psychology €50.00
Office Systems and Support €50.00
Leaving Certificate €50.00
Repeat Leaving Certificate €50.00
Repeat Leaving Certificate (With Medical Card) €50.00

Sources of Financial Support

1. PLC Maintenance Grant

Means-tested maintenance grants are available to eligible students attending approved full-time courses of further education in approved Post Leaving Certificate (PLC) centres, of which Plunket College of Further Education is one.
Applications can be made online to Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) through

2. Back to Education Allowance (BTEA)

The Back to Education Allowance (BTEA) allows people in receipt of certain social welfare payments to retain those payments whilst participating in approved full-time courses in further education. See or for further details.

3. Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS)

This scheme allows unemployed adults (aged 21 years and older) to engage in education and training without losing their benefits. All our students may apply for the VTOS programme, including PLC students.  There is a limited number of VTOS places so it is best to apply for a VTOS place early in the year of entry. Applicants must be in receipt of one of a number of the qualifying Social Welfare payments (see page 35) for at least six months (156 days) on the starting date of the course.

The Benefits of the VTOS programme:

  • No fees
  • Return to Education
  • Payments equal to the rate of your current Social Welfare payment
  • Meal Allowance
  • Free Book Loan system and Free Materials
  • You may be eligible for a Travel Allowance
  • Eligibility for subsidised crèche services under the CETS (Childcare, Employment and Training Scheme) scheme