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Further Education and Training (FET)

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FET Level 5/6 Major Awards are also known as Post Leaving Cert Courses (PLCs). Level 5 and 6 Major Awards are accepted for entry into degree courses in all three Faculties:

  • Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Health Sciences
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Trinity is committed to ensuring that our student body reflects the diversity of Ireland's population, including entrants from non-traditional routes.

Applicants are advised to check the Progression Pathways booklet below to ensure they meet the component module requirements. Most degree courses in Trinity accept FET results from one sitting only.

See a complete list of Level 5/6 Major Awards and module requirements here: FET Progression Pathways

How Do I Apply?

Applications are made through the CAO, using your PPS Number. The deadline for applications to the CAO is 1st February each year. There is no entrance exam for Trinity, but many courses have specific module requirements, for example in Maths.

It's important to ensure you are eligible for the course before applying.

A-Z Courses in Trinity

Minimum Entry Requirements

All applicants must have at least 5 academic distinctions, plus all required modules for a course, to be eligible. Work Experience and Work Practice modules may not be used to meet the minimum number of distinctions, but may be counted towards the total QQI points.

QQI Scoring

Places are limited and offers will be allocated on applicant’s score only. All specified requirements must be met to a minimum of 120 credits. The scores for each of the best 8 modules are added to give a points tally. Only the best 8 modules will be counted and the maximum score is 390. Where applications exceed places on a course, offers will be made through random selection.

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Further Education and Training Coordinator
Catherine OBrien

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