Repeat Leaving Certificate

Pearse College’s one year Repeat Leaving Certificate course is an ideal opportunity for you to repeat your Leaving Certificate or assist your entry to University, Institutes of Technology or Post Leaving Cert courses.


The following range of subjects is offered at higher and ordinary levels:

  • English
  • Business
  • History
  • Geography
  • Irish
  • Maths
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • French
  • Design and Communication Graphics
  • Home Economics

Students should be aware that some subject combinations may not be possible. Students may also chose to study a subject at home which is not listed above, and may sit the exam in the college.

How do I get in?

Applicants to the Repeat Leaving Certificate Course are required to have sat the Leaving Certificate Examination within the last 4 years.

Applicants must submit their Leaving Certificate Results printout at the interview stage.

Mature students (21+) are welcome to apply provided they have previously sat the Leaving Certificate Examination and entry will be considered on an individual basis.

The college will be open during the last two weeks of August to facilitate students who wish to apply for this course following receipt of their Leaving Certificate results.

Applications will be also accepted from January of each year. Interviews will be held in March, May and September.

How long is the course?

The Repeat leaving certificate course is one academic year (September to end May).

What do I get out of it?

The Irish Leaving Certificate is a prestigious and internationally recognised academic achievement award. It is now a basic requirement for most forms of employment.

Awarding body State Examinations Commission (SEC)
Award title Leaving Certificate
NQF levels 4 & 5
Where can I go from here?

The one-year Repeat Leaving Certificate course has seen many students progress to University / DlT / ITs over the years as well as to FETAC courses in this college and elsewhere.

How do I apply?

Please click here and fill in our application form. We will be in touch with you shortly regarding an interview time and date.

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