Progression routes

Graduates with QQI/ FETAC Level 5 Awards are eligible to use their qualification to gain access to higher education in Universities and Institutes of Technology through the Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS). Under the scheme a number of places (usually between 5-10%) are reserved for FETAC graduates. Courses in these colleges are linked to specific FETAC Level 5 awards. Application for all of these programmes is through the CAO system. For more information check out