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Further Education and Training (FET) Applicants

Trinity College Dublin offers QQI-FET progression pathways in Science, Engineering, Nursing, Midwifery and the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. There are places reserved for FET students in Law, Business, Languages, History, Sociology, Film, Drama, and other Humanities disciplines. STEM-focused students who meet specific module requirements can apply to degree courses in Science, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, and Engineering. NEW entry route in 2022: Dental Technology FET students with appropriate level 5 or 6 major awards can apply to do Midwifery, as well as General, Children's, and Mental Health Nursing. To be considered for a place on a participating degree programmes, students are required to have completed requisite Level 5 or Level 6 courses, hold a minimum of 5 distinctions (80% or better) and have met any additional requirements. For more information on applying to TCD with your Level 5 or 6 FET award and progression pathways please see the TCD QQI/FET guidebook (5.1MB).

How do I apply?

Eligible QQI-FET students should apply online through the Central Applications Office (CAO) website by February 1st 2022. Successful applicants are admitted on a competitive basis to year one of a degree programme.

What FET awards are accepted?

Applicants must have obtained a full QQI Level 5 or 6 major award. A Module Certificate is not sufficient. A full QQI major award typically contains 8 modules.

Students are required to have a minimum of 5 distinctions* (80% or better). Some courses require distinctions in specific modules, or a specific QQI 5/6 major award. It is important to know which major awards are accepted for entry to these courses.

QQI-FET Scoring

Places are limited and offers will be allocated on applicant’s sore only. All specified requirements must be met to a minimum of 120 credits. The scores for each of the best 8 modules are added up to give a grade points tally. Only the best 8 modules will be counted.

Work Experience and Work Practice Modules

*5N1356/6N1946/W20008 Work Experience and 5N1433/6N1947 Work Practice cannot be used as one of the required distinctions for any degree course.

What courses can I apply for with my FET Award?

Trinity College Dublin offers QQI-FET progression pathways in Science, Engineering, Nursing, Midwifery and the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

For more information on applying to Trinity with your FET Level 5 or 6 major award, please see the Progression Pathways to Trinity 2021guidebook. Here you'll find detailed information about the available degree courses and any specific module requirements.

Find out more about FET in Ireland

For detailed information on FET courses and other Further Education and Training options, visit This Is FET

Contact Us

Catherine O'Brien

Further Education and Training Project Officer

Trinity Access Programmes

Goldsmith Hall

Pearse Street, Dublin 2

Email: QQI-FET@tcd.ie