13 Weeks /
Level 6 /
This Access Studies course is intended for students who have little or no formal education qualifications. For example, Junior or Leaving Certificate and who would like to ultimately continue to third level Education.
Students who are successful on this course will obtain the educational qualification for admission to Higher Education courses in a wide range of disciplines. The skills, knowledge and competence developed by the students during this course should ensure a reasonable prospect of success in subsequent studies.
This course is free of charge for students.
This programme is specifically designed to provide students with an alternative access route to Higher Education which is both formative and enjoyable.
Students may study in either On-campus or Blended Learning formats to suit their individual needs. For example, On-campus tuition will be provided over 9 hours per week and typically spread over 3 days throughout the semester 2.
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Certain semesters of this course are taken in common with other courses.
Follow up programmes elsewhere include:
Minimum Entry Requirements
Over 19 years by 1st of January in the proposed academic year of entry and have successfully completed at least 5 subjects in the Irish Leaving Certificate (or an equivalent international exam). Maths and either English or Irish are required.
Candidates who do not meet the above entry requirement may be admitted to the programme on the grounds of mature years (0ver 23 by 1st January in the proposed year of entry.
Leaving Certificate Applied/FETAC Level 5.
To facilitate direct entry onto this course LCA applicants are required to have achieved 160 credits out of 200 in their final exam.
LCA applicants are required to achieve 9 credits out of 12 in English/Communications and 8 credits out of 10 in Maths Applications.
Open for applications
Application closing date: 26th January 2024
Course starts: 5th February 2024
Department Administration: +353 (0)74 918 6207 / +353 (0)74 918 6209
Access Coordinator Brian McGonagle
Telephone: +353 (0)74 918 6175
School and Department
Faculty of Business
Department of Business Studies
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