Leaving Cert Route

Congratulations! You are about to embark on the next stage.

Applying to SETU Carlow for your academic course through the CAO is your next step.

SETU Carlow is here to open up the pathway to your first job and then on to the career you want.

SETU Carlow provides academic courses that are informed by the latest research in both discipline research and teaching and learning methods.  This, combined with our professional Career Service and opportunities for work based learning as part of your course, enable you to become an adaptable, resilient and empowered graduate. Opportunities to attain the SETU Carlow Graduate Attributes are provided on all courses.

SETU Carlow prides itself on having 84% of Level 8 (Honours Degree) and 94% of Level 9 (Masters Level) graduates in employment within six months of graduation. This reflects the success of our employability focus.  With learner experience and graduate attributes at the core of the academic experience, preparing the graduate for employment is embedded in all courses.

Working closely with employers and Professional Bodies, SETU Carlow designs courses, which target specific employment areas.  Graduates are employed across all industries and sectors. SETU Carlow is instrumental in both, bringing employers to the South East and developing indigenous innovative employment opportunities.

Underpinned by the graduate attributes, employability skills are embedded in the all courses.  Work placement and work simulations are a feature of all courses.  This close relationship with our industrial and sector partners enriches the student experience and provides important bridges to employment. The development of transferable skills, such as team working and communication skills, is enhanced through volunteer opportunities which are encouraged and supported. 

Employer expectations change and SETU Carlow anticipates these changes, adapts courses and approaches.  As new industries arise and old ones transform, our links with industry, from course design to course assessment, harness their expertise, through a partnership approach, to ensure that our graduates are at an advantage when entering the world of work.

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