English Competence


 Competence in English


Classes for part-time programmes are taught through English. Every registered student of IT Tallaght who does not have Leaving Certificate English must provide evidence of equivalent competence e.g. FETAC Level 5 in a Communications module or a similar level qualification examined through English.

If English is not your first language you must demonstrate to IT Tallaght that you speak and write English competently. This will ensure that you will get the best out of the programme you join. There are a number of ways you can show you are competent in English:

Provide evidence that you have successfully completed a recognised examination in English competency. The recognised English Competency examinations are listed here


If you have completed an examination in English competency that is not listed here you should:

  • Attach the original of your certificate or transcript when you apply for the programme you want to complete. (This document should state the qualification obtained, the level of the award and the awarding body)
  • If the certificate is not in English, you must also attach a certified English translation of the certificate or transcript

IT Tallaght will consider your application and may ask you to complete a test to determine how well you speak and write English.


Access English Test


If you would like to register for a programme at IT Tallaght, but you cannot provide any evidence that your English is at the required standard for entry then you have the option of completing the IT Tallaght Access English Test.  The test consists of a listening test and grammer test and lasts approximately one hour.  The cost of the test is €100 which is deducted from the programme fee if you pass the test and are accepted on your chosen programme.


The dates of the English tests for those wishing to gain entry in September will be posted here. 

Each test is run from 18:00 to 19:30.  The dates and times of the tests are subject to change.  Please check back for updates.

Apply here for the English Test

If you require any further information please contact the Department of Lifelong Learning:


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