Entry Requirements

A. Unless otherwise stated, the minimum requirements for admission to courses are:

Successful completion of Leaving Certificate/Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent and successful completion of interview.

B. ‘Successful completion of Leaving Certificate’ is defined as a minimum of five grade D subjects at Ordinary Level.

C. A minimum pass grade on the Leaving Certificate Applied is acceptable as equivalent to B. above.

D. A pass grade in the LCVP link module is acceptable as the equivalent of a pass in one of the five Leaving Certificate subjects mentioned in B. above.

E. Foundation level subjects are acceptable.

F. Applicants who present with school leaving examinations other than the Leaving Certificate (e.g. G.C.S.E) will be assessed on the basis of accepted equivalence tables.

G. Mature / Adult Students with no formal qualifications are welcome to apply. Mature students are defined as those aged 23 or over at the beginning of the academic year.

H. Students for whom English is a second language will be required to take and pass an English Language test set by the College.

I. Students requiring Assistive Technology and/or Personal Support Services as a result of a disability are strongly advised to inform the interview panel of their needs in this area in order to allow for provision of same.

NON-STANDARD APPLICANTS

These are defined as applicants whose application is based on examination results other than the Irish Leaving Certificate.

For the purposes of registration, all non-standard applicants must provide documentation to prove that their qualifications are recognised by the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland. (www.qualificationsrecognition.ie)

As this process may take some months to arrive at a conclusion, prospective applicants are advised to initiate contact as soon as possible.