Further Education Progression Pathways

IT Carlow’s Further Education Progression Pathways ensure greater access to Higher Education for students who successfully complete a FETAC/QQI course in a partner College of Further Education and who satisfy the certain entry criteria.

Further Education providers who wish to discuss a Progression Agreement with IT Carlow are invited to contact our FET Liaison Officer on e: siobhan.ryan@itcarlow.ie

Benefits of Further Education Progression Pathways

  • Offers are made in in advance of CAO Round 1, normally early August in the year of entry
  • An additional route to Higher Education
  • IT Carlow Progression Workshop offers students a valuable insight into higher education

Colleges of Further Education with Progression Pathway

  • An Cosan, Co Dublin
  • Baltinglass Further Education and Training Centre
  • Blessington Further Education and Training Centre
  • Bray Institute of Further Education
  • Bridgetown College, Co Wexford
  • Carlow Institute of Further Education
  • Colaiste Aindriu, Co Carlow
  • Coláiste an Átha, Wexford
  • Coláiste Phobal Ros Cre, Co Tipperary
  • Coláiste Mhuire, Co Kilkenny
  • Duiske College, Co Kilkenny
  • Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute
  • Enniscorthy Vocational College of Further Education, Co Wexford
  • Moate Business College
  • Ormonde College of Further Education
  • Ramsgrange Community Schoollege, Wexford
  • Selskar College, Wexford
  • St Conleth’s Community College
  • St Farnan's Post Primary Schook, Co Kildare
  • St Kevin's Community College, Dunlavin, Co Wicklow
  • Stillorgan College of Further Education
  • Tullow Community School
  • Waterford College of Further Education
  • Laois & Offaly Education and Training Board - Including;
  • Ard Scoil Chiaráin Naofa, Clara
  • Abbeyleix Further Education Centre
  • Banagher College – Coláiste na Sionna
  • Birr College of Further Education
  • Coláiste Chluain na Sli – Clonaslee College
  • Coláiste Naomh Cormac, Kilcormac
  • Edenderry Further Education Centre
  • Oaklands Community College, Edenderry
  • Mountmellick Further Education Centre
  • Portarlington Further Education Centre
  • Portlaoise College
  • St Fergal’s College, Rathdowney
  • Tullamore College
  • Tullamore Further Education Centre

IT Carlow FET Pathways - Linked Programmes

To view the list of programmes linked with IT Carlow courses click here »

Application Procedure

Year 1 Entry
  • Applicants must apply for entry via the CAO by 1st February in the year of entry
  • Attend the IT Carlow workshop
  • Candidates must successfully complete the full designated FETAC Award and must meet the minimum entry requirement for their chosen IT Carlow programme
Year 2 Entry
  • Candidates must apply through IT Carlow Advanced Entry process by 31st July in the year of entry
  • Candidates must successfully complete the full designated FETAC Award and must meet the minimum entry requirement for their chosen IT Carlow programme
Advanced Entry FE Linked Courses 2021

To view the Advanced Entry Application Form (FE Linked Courses 2021) click here »

Eligibility for consideration under Further Education Progression Pathways

  • Students of partner College of Further Education who meet the specific criteria

Progression Workshop

IT Carlow’s Progression workshop(s) in Carlow and Wexford will involve student participation in generic skills training appropriate to entry to higher education as well as discipline-specific input.  Attendance at this workshop is mandatory. 

Progression workshop Dates
Progression Workshop 2021
Date:  Tuesday 27th April 2021 
Location: Zoom
Time: 9.30am - 2.30pm


Student Profiles

View student profiles of IT Carlow students who studied at the Institute after applying through the Further Education Progression Pathway.

Support Services

IT Carlow Campus Tours

If you are unable to attend IT Carlow’s Open Day, a Campus Tour provides a great opportunity to see the Institute, and help you get a feel for campus life.  You will get to view our state-of-the art buildings and facilities and newly built Haughton Teaching and Learning Facility.

To avail of any of the above services please contact Siobhan Ryan directly on e: siobhan.ryan@itcarlow.ie

Information Session - Institute Visits

If you would like to avail of a talk, please contact Siobhan Ryan directly on e: siobhan.ryan@itcarlow.ie directly ensuring you include the following information:

  • Preferred Days and Times of Visit
  • Name and Address of School
  • Contact Name
  • Contact Phone Number
  • Contact email address

Open Days

The Institute holds an annual Open Day which can be a great opportunity for students and education providers to see our wide range of facilities and speak to staff and students about courses and college life.