CAO Offers released to Leaving Certificate Students

Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim Education & Training Board management and staff would like to congratulate all our leaving certificate students receiving their first-round CAO offers. These offers will be available to view online from 2 pm today and successful applicants will also receive offers notification by email and text message if they have selected this option.

MSLETB CE, Tom Grady said:

“On behalf of MSLETB, I would like to congratulate all the students who have received their Round 1 CAO offers today. This is a major milestone for many students who are now embarking on the next step in their educational journey.

I would also like to remind students that MSLETB provides courses that are specifically designed to equip students with the skills necessary to enter into employment or progress directly into further education opportunities which would lead to a pathway into third-level education.

We are proud of the extensive range of options we have and that we are in a position to provide school leavers and adult learners with a fantastic starting point for a successful and fulfilling career. As a result, every year we provide a host of skilled and professionally qualified graduates who make a significant contribution to the Irish economy. This year will be no different, and we’re looking forward to welcoming adult learners and the class of 2022 to MSLETB this year.”

There are four key options school leavers and adult learners across Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim can choose from:

  • Post Leaving Certificate Courses (PLC’s) – Taking place across eight locations throughout Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim, these courses are full-time for one year. Options include science, technology, software development, agriculture, sports, healthcare and nursing, business, beauty and hairdressing creative arts. Each course is a mix of practical work, academic work and work experience. All courses are QQI recognised.
  • Apprenticeships – Over 2,000 people across the region take part annually in an MSLETB paid apprenticeship opportunity where they are specifically trained to become qualified craftspeople in a variety of sectors. Apprenticeships include Cybersecurity, Software Developer, Network Engineer, Commis Chef, Carpentry & Joinery, Sales, Craft Butchery, Electrical, Plumbing and Hairdressing. MSLETB works closely with over 1,000 employers across the region to facilitate these apprenticeships.
  • Traineeships – This offers job-specific training, which combines direct training and a significant period of Work-Based Learning (WBL) with an employer. These are full-time and all year-round opportunities to facilitate those entering the workforce for the first time. One of the most popular options is a new innovative national Traineeship in partnership with Microsoft – Microsoft Cloud Traineeship Programme – to equip learners with a host of in-demand ICT skills.
  • Range of Part-time Programmes – Part-time courses are delivered flexibly to suit the learner, including in the evenings, and are aimed at people who may want to learn new skills or want to build on their current skills but may not be available to participate in full-time courses. The courses on offer can provide you with essential and valuable skills that make you more employable. Evening courses offer formal recognised qualifications in a whole range of in-demand skills areas. If you are looking to refresh your current skills, gain new skills or enter the workforce for the first time, we may have a suitable evening course for you.

MSLETB, Director of Further Education and Training, Peter Egan stated:

Our Further Education & Training (FET) Service offer alternative opportunities to students such as ‘Earn as you Learn apprenticeships, Post-Leaving Certificate (PLC) courses, traineeships and a wide range of other full-time training courses.

If you are unsure of what the next step is for you, why not engage with our Adult Educational Guidance Service. Our team will help you explore all of the options available to you by identifying your unique strengths, experiences and potential. Education is a lifelong journey and there is a huge range of options for you to develop knowledge and skills and achieve your full potential.”

MSLETB has a range of educational opportunities to cater to anyone looking to start their career, study for a new qualification or upskill for their current job.

For those starting out, upskilling or simply looking for a career change – there’s an option for everyone with MSLETB.

For more on the Further Education and Training courses provided by MSLETB please visit or contact 1800 100 100.

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