Selection of Applicants

For Applicants, selection is based on points.

Points are calculated by adding the points scored in the best six subjects in a single sitting of the Leaving Certificate Examination.

Higher Education Links Scheme FETAC (NCVA) applicants

IT Tallaght participates in the Links Scheme which facilitates entry of FETAC (NCVA) Level 5 graduates. Recognised Level 5 programmes and IT Tallaght programmes they articulate with, are included in the summary page for each programme which has a Links connection. See also pages 196. The Institute reserves a number of places on each programme for qualified applicants. Entry is possible through the CAO mechanism. Applicants are judged solely on their Level 5 Certificate performance and are treated separately by the CAO. Entry is competitive – the highest scoring candidates are offered places until the quota is exhausted.

Applicants should indicate on their CAO Application Form whether they wish to be considered for this entry route. Applicants should also indicate on their CAO Application Form the programme or programmes for which they are applying, the FETAC code for the course they are following and whether they have a previous record of achievement or a full award. A record of achievement does not meet the minimum entry requirements. Contact the Registrars office for details.

There will be no change in the way CAO points are allocated to FETAC graduates for entry into Institutes of Technology in September  2015; all FETAC level 5 and FETAC level 6 awards will be scored to deliver a maximum of 400 CAO points.

For approved FETAC links go to the back section of the prospectus.

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