About MBC

Welcome to Moate Business College

Moate Business College provides further education – often referred to as ‘post leaving certificate’ or ‘PLC’ courses – to the population of the Irish midlands. From small beginnings in 1991 the college has grown to its current maximum capacity of almost 450 full-time students. 

With almost thirsty years of experience, we have an excellent reputation for providing learning opportunities that support students to develop their skills and talents enabling progression to higher education or employment. MBC works tirelessly for the benefit of its students and will do it’s utmost to provide the best further education possible.

Courses Duration

On completion of the Irish Leaving Certificate (end of secondary school examination) or its equivalent, students are entitled to apply to MBC for a place on one of its 17 full-time courses. We provide courses of one or two years duration. Our principal awarding body is Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI). A QQI Level 5 qualification takes one year and a QQI Level 6 qualification can be secured in a subsequent year on successful completion of the Level 5. 

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MBC Agreement of Cooperation with Athlone Institute of Technology

Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) and Moate Business College have signed a cooperation agreement which will offer enhanced access and progression for students in the midlands.

Central to the agreement is the commitment to developing enabling modules for further education and training (FET) Level 5 and Level 6 students at Moate Business College which will equip them for progression to AIT.

Dedicated supports for mature learners will also be put in place. These will be focused on ensuring that prospective students are given the opportunity to adjust to third level and that they are provided with tailored study and pastoral supports.

AIT president, Professor Ciarán Ó Catháin, welcomed the new partnership saying: “We have given a clear commitment in our new strategic plan to working closely with the further education sector for the good of all the students we collectively serve. Central to this goal is the development of clear progression pathways for students, which better help them to meet their own career and life goals. This is the lifeblood of education and it is at the heart of this agreement.”