Options to transfer to Third Level after graduating
Through the Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS), learners can avail of the opportunity to progress to a variety of programmes in higher education upon achievement of the QQI Level 5 and Level 6 award. Under the scheme a number of places are reserved for candidates who hold qualifications from QQI. Application for these programmes is made through the CAO system.
Ormonde College of Further Education has entered into learner progression cooperation agreements with Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) and the Institute of Technology, Carlow (ITC).
These agreements facilitate learners on courses at Ormonde College of Further Education to progress to linked courses at WIT and ITC. Both WIT and ITC will make admission offers to learners from Ormonde College of Further Education who make an application through the CAO by 1st February in the year of entry and who satisfy all of the criteria set out in the Progression Cooperation Agreement. Candidates who satisfy these criteria and who are deemed eligible for an offer will receive a place offer in advance of the CAO round one offers in the year of entry.
For further information on the linking of courses between Ormonde College, WIT and ITC visit our website at www.ormondecollege.ie. WIT and ITC have published a comprehensive overview of their progression links with further education on their websites.