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.
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
“The life changing University of Sunderland has fostered a collaborative progression opportunity with Waterford College of Further Education which allows it’s student to achieve a Level 8 Honours Degree. Studying at the University of Sunderland will not only allow you the opportunity to use our multi-million pound facilities, experience education in another country and access thousands of pounds worth of scholarships but it will also allow you to achieve your Level 8 degree in a quicker time frame compared to studying at a University in Ireland.”
Ivan Lehane – The University of Sunderland Representative.
For further details, please view QQI Level 6 – Advanced Certificate in Childcare (6M2007) and QQI Level 6 – Advanced Certificate in Media Production (6M5130).