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Repeating the Leaving Cert

It may be the last thing in the world you want to do but in some cases it’s the best option. 

If you didn’t get the results you wanted for a particular course, repeating the Leaving Certificate is a useful option.


bookshelf - Thomas There are a number of places available around the country where you can repeat. City and County Vocational Educational Committees (VECs) offer repeat Leaving Certificate courses in a number of colleges throughout the country.

Alternatively, a number of private colleges offer repeat Leaving Certificate courses.

Enrolment and advice for your subject choices normally take place from the beginning of August to mid-September each year, depending on the college.


The fees for these different private colleges can very greatly. VEC colleges are the less expensive option and usually charge €200.

However, you should really check with your local VEC to see what the exact costs are. If you choose to repeat with a private college the cost is considerably higher and can be a few thousand euro.

Your local college could be running information nights throughout August, so check with them as soon as possible.

This article was last reviewed on 03 May 2017

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