Entry from QQI-FET awards

Students with the relevant and appropriate QQI-FET (formerly known as FETAC) Level 5/6 awards and modules, with a minimum of distinctions in five modules, may be admitted on a competitive basis to the UCD courses listed below.

To apply for entry to UCD via the QQI-FET entry pathway, you must apply to the Central Applications Office (CAO). Detailed information about the application process and important dates is available on the CAO website. When entering your course choices in the application, it is important that you list them in your genuine order of preference.

Offers on the basis of QQI-FET qualifications normally issue in early August each year. Please visit the CAO website for offer round dates.

Applicants are offered the quota of places reserved for QQI-FET applicants. Places are limited and will be allocated based on the applicant’s score only. Please click here to visit the CAO website for details of the scoring scheme. The best 8 Modules in a single award will be used for the calculation of points. Where more than one student has the same score, students will be ranked by the CAO on a random basis.

For all courses (except Nursing and Veterinary Nursing courses), the required modules can be completed over multiple sittings leading to an appropriate award. Due to the competitive nature of the Nursing and Veterinary Nursing courses, scores will only be calculated where the appropriate award is presented in a single sitting, together with all the required modules and grades.

You can see the requirements for entry to UCD courses below. You can also search to see the progression options from your QQI-FET course.

CAO CodeTitleAnticipated
QQI-FET places
2020
Minimum QQI-FET
points 2020
Entry Requirements 
DN120 Landscape Architeture   New route in 2021 Details to follow
DN200 Science 30 390* FET points.
It was not possible to offer to all applicants with 390 points
so random selection was applied
Requirements for DN200 
DN201 Computer Science 10 358 FET points Requirements for DN201
DN240 Sustainability 4 All qualified applicants Requirements for DN240
DN250 Agricultural Science 13 390 FET points Requirements for DN250
DN252 Dairy Business 1 All qualified applicants Requirements for DN252
DN253 Agri-Environmental Sciences 1 All qualified applicants Requirements for DN253
DN261 Food Science 4 All qualified applicants Requirements for DN261
DN271 Forestry 1 All qualified applicants Requirements for DN271
DN272 Horticulture, Landscape and Sportsturf Management 1 All qualified applicants Requirements for DN272
DN310 Veterinary Nursing 9 390* FET points.
It was not possible to offer to all applicants with 390 points
so random selection was applied
Requirements for DN310
DN450 General Nursing 6 390* FET points.
It was not possible to offer to all applicants with 390 points
so random selection was applied
Requirements for DN450
DN451 Children’s and General Nursing (Integrated) 2 390* FET points.
It was not possible to offer to all applicants with 390 points
so random selection was applied
Requirements for DN451
DN452 Midwifery 1 390* FET points.
It was not possible to offer to all applicants with 390 points
so random selection was applied
Requirements for DN452
DN453 Mental Health Nursing 1 390* FET points.
It was not possible to offer to all applicants with 390 points
so random selection was applied
Requirements for DN453
DN520 Arts 30 358 FET points Requirements for DN520
DN530 Humanities 12 390 FET points Requirements for DN530
DN541 Modern Languages 3 All qualified applicants Requirements for DN541
DN600 Law 6 390* FET points.
It was not possible to offer to all applicants with 390 points
so random selection was applied
Requirements for DN600
DN610 Business and Law 5 390 FET points Requirements for DN610
DN650 Commerce 12 390 FET points Requirements for DN650
DN700 Social Sciences 50 358 FET points Requirements for DN700
DN710 Economics 2 358 FET points Requirements for DN710
DN720 Psychology 7 390* FET points.
It was not possible to offer to all applicants with 390 points
so random selection was applied
Requirements for DN720
DN750 Social Policy and Sociology 15 374 FET points Requirements for DN750

 

 

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