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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.


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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, Lorraine Deegan is currently available in Plunket College on Thursday afternoons between 1.00pm – 4.00pm and at other times by appointment only.  For further information please contact Lorraine at 8851384 or by e.mail:

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

Maintenance Grants

PLC students are eligible for Maintenance Grants which are means tested.  All new applications will be made ONLINE to SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland), a unit of City of Dublin VEC, through  Students will have access to information about SUSI grants, BTEA and VTOS funding.  Eligible students may be entitled to creche places.

International students

The College welcomes applications from internation students provided that such students satisfy all the requirements of the immigration authorities and are deemed eligible by the Department of Education and Skills to participate in our courses.

We have many international students attending programmes in the college at the present time and their presence contributes greatly to the life of the college in terms of richness and diversity.

Student Facilities:

Accessible Location
Car Parking Facilities
Science Laboratories
Art, Craft and Design Room
Engineering Technology Room
Construction Room
Fully equipped Presentation / Lecture Room
Design and Communication Graphics Room
Student Canteen
Five Computer Rooms
Two Resource / Learning Support Rooms
Sports Hall and extensive outdoor sports facilities
School Bus
Conference / Board Room
High Speed Broadband in all classrooms
Photocopying services
Study Room
Student Canteen
Class Tutor
Guidance and Counselling
Disability Officer
Mentoring Programme
Access to information about SUSI Grants, VTOS and BTEA funding



Main Repeat Leaving Certificate centre in North Dublin
Inter-school sports and cultural activity
Nelson Mandela Award Winner
Multicultural integrated community
Fundraising for charity
Strong links with parents, community and the work place
Student Cultural Council Winners
Comprehensive Adult Education Programme
Links with Third Level Colleges such as Trinity College, Dublin City University and National University of Ireland Maynooth




Plunket student received Entrance Scholar Award at UCD

Entrance Scholar Award at UCD | Veterinary Medicine | Repeat Leaving Certificate | former student |Ms Fagan

Zombie Run for Peter McVerry

CDETB Zombie Run | Peter McVerry Trust | Marino College | Counselling & Psychology students |


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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