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Since 1993, the Trinity Access Programmes (TAP) have formed a central part of Trinity’s plan to encourage young adults, adults and ethnic minority students who come from socio-economic groups under-represented in higher education, to go to university.

If you’re from a socio-economic group, ethnic minority or Traveller community where few people have the opportunity to go to college, we may be able to help.

TAP provides a range of supports to students, families and communities enabling them to identify and fulfil their educational goals.  

The TAP programmes are:

  1. School and Community Outreach Links (SCOL)
  2. The Higher Education Access Route (HEAR)
  3. University Access Courses:
    • The TAP Foundation Course for Higher Education - Young Adults
    • The TAP Foundation Course for Higher Education - Mature Students
    • The University Access Partnership Courses: TCD and the City of Dublin Education and Training Board (CDETB)
  4. The Post-Entry Progression Programme
  5. Learning What Works: TAP Evaluation and Research


Last updated 6 November 2013 by Trinity Access Programmes (Email).