Mallow College of Further Education

Cork ETB QQI (FETAC) Level 5 & 6 Courses

Routes to Higher Education

Higher Education Links Scheme FETAC/QQI awards can be used as an alternative to the Leaving Certificate to access Higher Education (CAO) courses. The Higher Education Links Scheme links specific FETAC/QQI courses with a range of Level 6, Level 7 and Level 8 courses in Institutes of Technology and Universities. Students wishing to progress to third level complete a CAO application form by the deadline February 1st. In July, the student’s FETAC/QQI results are issued to the CAO and forwarded to the Universities and/or Institutes of Technology the student has applied to. Places may be limited and are offered competitively dependent on the applicants FETAC/QQI score ranking. To be considered for a CAO course a student must present a full Major… Read More

National Framework of Qualifications

Your FETAC/QQI qualification explained: Prior to 2003, it was very difficult for people in Ireland to compare courses or to understand which courses demanded more in-depth study than others. The National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) was introduced as a system of 10 levels to represent all levels of formal learning from the very initial stages to the most advanced stages. Learners can now clearly see where their course stands in relation to other courses. Learners can also see what courses represent progression from what they have done already. The fan diagram illustrates the 10 level framework and the major award types that are included in it. Mallow College of Further Education run QQI (FETAC) Level 5 and Level 6 qualifications.… Read More

Progression Links Database

Athlone IT: AL731 Veterinary Nursing. AL760 BA in Spa and Wellness Management. CIT: CR007 Analytical & Pharamaceutical Chemistry. CR016 Computing. CR021 Business Studies. CR022 Business Administration. CR031 Social Care. CR032 Recreation & Leisure Management. CR035 BA in Community Development. CR072 Building Services Engineering. CR106 Software Development. CR112 Multimedia. CR116 Software Development & Computer Networking. CR300 Physical Sciences (Common Entry). CR310 IT Management. CR400 Bachelor of Business Accounting Degree. CR565 Interior Architecture. CR600 Visual Communications. CR620 Early Years Education. CR657 Hospitality Studies. CIT Crawford: CR210 BA (Hons) Contemporary Applied Art (Ceramics, Glass, Textiles). CR220 BA (Hons) Fine Art. CSN: 6M4029 Advanced Certificate in Art. DCU: DC115 BA Accounting and Finance. DIT: DT212 Science – Common first year. DT259 Biosciences. DT260 Industrial… Read More

Maths for Progression

Mallow College is running a free Maths component on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in Room 4 for learners who want to progress on to third level but do not meet particular entry requirements. Maths is required for entry to CIT as a FETAC applicant. Learners who have not passed Ordinary LC Maths will benefit from this. Applicants to Nursing/Midwifery in the UK (and for other UK courses) who do not have LC Maths can fulfill entry criteria for some Universities by successfully completing this Maths component. Contact Suzanne for more information about individual universities.