EXTERNAL PROGRESSION ROUTES
Through the CAO
QQI Level 5 graduates are also eligible to apply through the CAO for first year entry to a number of Higher Education colleges. For example, a student who has a QQI Level 5 Computing Major Award may achieve a place in first year of a degree programme in TU Dublin.
A number of colleges will accept any QQI Level 5 award to a number of their courses
Rathmines College also has a Arts and Social Science QQI Level 5 course from which students may apply for dedicated places in Level 8 Arts/Social Science degrees in UCD and NUI Maynooth.
External Progression Routes
Advanced Entry from QQI Level 6
Graduates from our QQI Level 6 programmes are eligible to apply for advanced entry to a number of programmes in Higher Education colleges. For example:
- A student with a QQI Level 6 Award in Business may be accepted into 2nd year of a cognate programme in NCI, TU Tallaght, or to 3rd year in IADT.
- A student with a QQI Level 6 Award in Journalism may be offered a place in 2nd year to pursue the Level 8 degree in Journalism in TU Dublin.
- QQI Level 6 Journalism graduates may also apply to the final years of Level 8 degrees in Coláiste Dhúlaigh and Ballyfermot Colleges of Further Education.
- Advanced entry links are also available for our Level 6 graduates of the Computing course.