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QQI FETA Applicants – Midwest

The following entry arrangements will apply to graduates of QQI FETA (Formerly FETAC) programmes seeking admission to programmes at Technological University of the Shannon. The minimum entry requirement for graduates of FETAC (NCVA level 5 or 6) awards to:

  • Higher Certificate (QQI level 6) programmes is a full QQI FETA (level 5 or 6) award.
  • Ab-initio Ordinary Degree (QQ1 level 7) programmes is a full QQI FETA (level 5 or 6) award.
  • Ab-initio Honours Degree (QQI level 8) programmes (is a full QQI FETA (level 5 or 6) award including a Distinction grade in at least three modules.

In these three cases, a general specific requirement for mathematics or a language will not apply. Notwithstanding the minimum entry requirements listed above, Entry to year 2 and subsequent years may have specific pre-requisite QQI FETA modules or QQI FETA programme requirements.
Note that a full QQI FETA award normally contains 8 modules. A full award may be accumulated over more than one academic year. In such cases, it is the responsibility of the applicant to apply to QQI FETA for a full award where programmes are taken over more than one year. A record of achievement does not meet these minimum entry standards.

  • To calculate your points score please click here 
  • It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence directly to the admissions officer of this Institute. For a detailed explanation of the scoring system please click the following here.

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP)

The LCVP module will be considered as a passing module provided the learner achieves at least a pass grade. This will apply to entry for honours degree (NFQ level 8), ordinary degree (NFQ level 7) and higher certificate (NFQ level 6) academic programmes.
The following points scoring system will be used:
Distinction – 66 points
Merit – 46 points
Pass – 28 points

Leaving Certificate Applied Programme (LCAP)

The LCAP subjects do not meet the minimum entry requirements for admission to academic programmes and are not considered as passing subjects. Holders of the LCAP may wish to undertake a QQI FETA programme in order to gain eligibility for entry to third level programmes at this Institute.

Foundation Level Mathematics

Foundation Level Mathematics at Grade F2 or Higher is acceptable as meeting the Mathematics requirement for the following programmes:

US808/US703 – Music Technology & Production

US807/US702 – Broadcast Screen Production

US946/US792 – Business Studies with Beauty & Spa Management

US940/US790 – Business Studies with Travel & Tourism Management

US941/US791 – Business Studies with Event Management

US953/US787 – Business Studies with Sports Management

US954/US785 – Sports Development & Performance

US640             – Sports Coaching & Development

US931/US631 – Culinary Entrepreneurship / Culinary Arts

US793             – Hospitality Supervision

US927             – Early Childhood Education & Care

US920             – Social Care Work (Limerick)

US922             – Social Care Work (Thurles) 

US923/US781 – Social Care Work (Ennis) 

Points will be awarded as follows:
F1 20 points
F2 12 points

Foundation Level Irish

Foundation Level Irish at Grade F2 will meet the minimum language requirement. No points are awarded.
For further information, please contact the Institute Admissions Office at 061 293262. ​​​​​​​