Access Office

The role of the Access Office can be broken down into two areas:

1. Pre-entry: to promote and encourage entry into the Insitute by students from groups currently under-represented in higher education (particularly those from DEIS schools in local areas).

2. Post-entry: to provide supports to full-time registered students, from disadvantaged backgrounds, to ensure their progression whilst at the Institute.

The ITT Access Office engages with the following groups:

  • Students from linked schools (see list below)
  • Mature students
  • Ethnic Minorities (including members of the Traveller Community)

Through a range of pre-entry activities, alternative entry arrangements, and post-entry supports, the Access Office strives to ensure that ITT facilitates equity of access and progression.

If you belong to one of these groups and are currently a student at ITT, you can book an appointment with me at

Colm Downes - Access Officer at ITT Dublin

Colm Downes - Access Officer
Location: Registrar’s Office (Room 120)
Phone: +353 (0)1 404 2173



If you were a student in a post-primary school in Clondalkin, Ballfermot or West Tallaght and wish to meet with me, please book an appointment by clicking on the icon below.

Schools currently linked to the ITT Access Office:

  • Caritas College, Ballyfermot
  • Collinstown Park Community College, Clondalkin
  • Deansrath Community College
  • James Street CBS, Dublin 8
  • Killinarden Community School, Tallaght
  • Kylemore College, Balyfermot
  • Mount Seskin Community College, Tallaght
  • Our Lady of Mercy School, Drimnagh
  • St. Aidan's Community School, Tallaght
  • St. Dominic's Secondary School, Ballyfermot
  • St. John's College De La Salle Ballyfermot
  • St. Kevin's Community College, Clondalkin
  • Youth Horizons, Tallaght
  • Creating a Technological University for Dublin
  • Synergy Centre at ITT Dublin
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  • Member of the Technological University for Dublin Alliance
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