QQI/FET Applicants

We welcome applications from students presenting QQI (formerly known as FET/FETAC) Level 5/6 awards.

Around 500 first-year places are available on Higher Certificate, Ordinary Degree and most Honours Degree programmes reserved for such applicants.

How to apply

The CAO processes applications for undergraduate courses in Irish Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). Decisions on admissions to undergraduate courses are made by the HEIs who instruct CAO to make offers to successful candidates. 

You must apply through the CAO at www.cao.ie.

  • You must have obtained a full major award. A Component Certificate (minor award) is not sufficient. 
  • The best 8 modules of your award are used for ranking purposes.
  • If you’ve accumulated your major award over more than one academic year, you’ll need to apply to the QQI for a major award.
  • If you present full QQI Level 5/6 awards, you won’t be required to meet minimum entry requirements based on Leaving Certificate results. The QQI Level 5/6 award is accepted in its own right.


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