Progression

Progression Routes into Higher Education

The Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS) gives learners the opportunity to use their QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award to apply, through the CAO, for a place in the first year of a higher education programme.

Programmes leading to Level 5 and Level 6 Major Awards are available through providers who have programmes validated with QQl.

Linked awards, special requirements and available higher education  programmes are published  by the admissions office of the individual higher education institution and on www.cao.ie.

Further information can also be found in QQI’s publicatio:  Progression Opportunities into Higher Education.

WIT - WCFE Progression Agreement

Waterford lnstitute of Technology offers preferential entry to students who successfully complete a linked QQI FET programme in partner Colleges of Further Education (WCFE) and who meet certain criteria.

The aim of the WIT Progression Scheme is to ensure equality of opportunity and the smooth transition of learners moving from further to higher education.

Further details are available from WIT Progression Scheme Office, WlT, Cork Road, Waterford.

Tel: 051 302163 | Email: progression@wit.ie
Web: www.wit.ie/progression

IT Carlow - WCFE Further Education Progression Pathways

lT Carlow’s Further Education Progression Pathways ensures greater access to Higher Education for students who successfully complete a QQI course in a partner College of Further Education (WCFE) and who satisfy certain entry criteria.

Further details are available from FET Liaison Officer,
lT Carlow, Kilkenny Road, Carlow.
Tel: 0599175080 | Email: fet@itcarlow.ie
Web: www.itcarlow.ie/fepathways

Erasmus + Work placement in Europe

Selected students will have the opportunity to embark on a two-week work  experience project in a European city.

Benefits to Students

  • Experience another culture and learn the basics of another language.
  • Observe and learn from transnational work practices.
  • Enhance professional training which will enhance vocation specific  knowledge.
  • Development of professional knowledge, enhanced employability including development of soft-skills e.g. confidence, self-reliance, workplace knowledge and professional training.
  • The programme includes the cost of accommodation, meals and travel of participants.