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Student Supports

  • Resource / Learning Support teaching

  • Tutor - all class groups

  • Senior Tutor / Coordinator - Leaving Certficate, Repeat Leaving Certificate, Post Leaving Certificate, VTOS and BTEI

  • Guidance Counsellors

  • CDETB Psychological Service

  • College Care Team

  • Disability Support Officer (HEA)

  • NBSS (National Behaviour Support Service)

  • Mentoring Programme

  • Student Award Scheme

  • Gaeltacht Scholarships (CDETB)

  • Gaisce Award

  • Study Skills Seminars

  • Book Rental Scheme Information evenings

  • Trips - local, national and abroad


Each class group has a Co-Ordinator / Tutor who provides on-going support and advice to the students in addition to maintaining records and monitoring progress.

Career Guidance and Counselling service

This service is available to all students throughout the year. Students may contact the Guidance Counsellor at any time for an appointment.


Disability Support Service

The CDVEC Disability Support Service (DSS) is a partnership project between the National Learning Network and the City of Dublin Vocational Education Committee. The Disability Support Officer, West Connolly is currently available in Plunket College on Monday mornings and at other times by appointment only.  For further information please contact West at 087 967 8134 or by e.mail: west.connolly@nln.ie

The role of the Disability Support Officer (DSO) is threefold:

1. To offer support to individual students and groups of students
2. To offer support and training to college staff
3. To raise awareness of disability/equality issues among the student body

Supports available to students include:

• Sampling and sourcing appropriate assistive technology and specialised software to meet the requirements of individual students.
• Completing funding applications in order to provide classroom support such as note takers, ISL Interpreters and Personal Assistants (PA’s)
• Individual dyslexia tuition
• Assistance with study skills and time management techniques
• Assistance with the preparation of coursework and assignments
• Information and advice on examination accommodations such as scribes and readers

Transport Links

The College's prime location on the Swords Road, about 5 minutes from the M50, makes it readily accessible to students from Dublin city and county and also adjoining counties, particularly Meath and Louth.  

Buses servicing Plunket College of Further Education

Dublin Bus routes: 1, 11, 13a, 16, 16a, 33, 41, 41a, 41b, 41c

Matthews coaches from Drogheda, Dundalk, Bettystown & Laytown all stop in Whitehall directly outside Plunket College of Further Education, Bus Eireann.

The college is 15 minutes walk from Drumcondra Railway Station.


High School of Automotive Trades visit Plunket College

MVM | Motor vehicle | technology | partnership | France | Automotive Trades | work placements

Motor Apprenticeships

Motor Vehicle Maintenance | apprenticeship | Joe Duffy | Ford | National Jobs Week | Regina Doherty TD | Minister | Employment Affairs & Social Protection | QQI Level 5


Repeating may seem like the end of the world but the dedicated and hard-working teachers and staff at Plunket College make repeating less stressful.  I'd recommend it to anyone.

Denise, Repeat Leaving Certificate

"I never thought that I would go to university because of Leaving Cert points, never mind have the opportunity to study in an area (Psychology) where it is so difficult to get a place.  I owe how well I did in university in no small part to the year I spent on the Counselling & Psychology course in Plunket College; it was indispensable in getting me where I am now, a second year Psychology student in NUI Maynooth.

David O'Neill, BA in Psychology student, NUI Maynooth

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