Education: The standard entry requirements for courses are as follows: • Applicants must have Leaving Certificate, LCA or equivalent • Holders of a QQI Level 4 Award are also eligible to apply. NFQ Level 4 or equivalent when accessing a Level 5 programme. • Mature learners (over 23) may be exempt from the above academic requirements • In addition applicants will have to undertake an interview.
CERF (Common European Framework of Reference) proficiency at B2 for access to Level 5 courses for those whose first language is not English. Additional requirements may apply to non-EU/EEA Applicants and they may be subject to full international fees.
To access programmes leading to a particular award, the learner should have reached the standards of knowledge, skill and competence associated with the preceding level of the National Framework of Qualifications, i.e. to access a Level 6 programme, the learner must have achieved a Level 5 qualification.
Aptitude: Applicants must have a motivation to learn, an interest in the subject and the ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies set out in the course.
Previous Experience: Applicants must be able to demonstrate a moderate range of knowledge, skills and competencies relevant to the course, be able to work with others responsibility and demonstrate the ability to work on their own initiative.