The traditional route to third level education is through the Central Applications Office after sitting the Leaving Certificate. The Leaving Certificate is a NFQ Level 5 qualification and the courses available for fulltime study are detailed here.


Further Education and Training (FET) courses and courses at NFQ Level 5 and NFQ Level 6 are provided by Colleges of Further Education. Having an NFQ Level 5/6 award in a specific FET course can provide a pathway to entry to a linked course in SETU Carlow. It is important to ensure that the award is accepted before applying for the FET course. Some Colleges of Further Education have agreements in place with SETU Carlow in relation to some of the courses they offer. This means that you can get an offer in Round 0 of the CAO offers.

Read more here:
SETU Carlow Further Education Progression Pathways


The apprenticeships route to employment involves investigating all the apprenticeships available. Traditional apprenticeships in the following are provided in SETU Carlow.

  • Carpentry & Joinery
  • Electrical
  • Electrical Instrumentation and
  • Instrumentation

Read more here:
SETU Carlow Apprenticeship Courses


Read more about what Springboard Coursese we offer at SETU Carlow.