DIT Access Service

Entry Routes 2018/2019

Welcome to our Access Entry Route section! 

Applications for Entry September 2019 students coming soon!

We are glad you’re eager to learn more about starting a college course.  The Access Service offers a range of supports to aid you through this process. 

Please take some time to look at the various Access entry routes and feel free to contact us for further information. We are more than happy to give you advice on which entry route might be suitable for your individual needs and to support you in making your application.

We are also happy to answer any questions parents/guardians might have about filling out application forms, collecting any supporting documents or indeed any general questions about going to college!‌

Here is a summary of how you can apply to each route:

Applications for 2019/2020


Access Entry Route

Apply to:

Higher Education Access Route (HEAR)


Apply through CAO


DIT HEAR Information


Access DIT



Apply directly to DIT Access Service

You must make a DIT course choice through CAO 



Quality and Qualifications Ireland [QQI] Access DIT

QQI functions include those previously carried out by the Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC); the Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC); the Irish Universities Quality Board (IUQB) and the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland (NQAI).



Apply directly  to DIT Access Service

You must make a DIT course choice through CAO



Access Foundation Programme (AFP)

 Application Process 


If you have completed and are eligible for either the Access DIT or QQI Access DIT routes, there is an option for your application to be considered for a place on the Access Foundation Programme if you have not received an offer from the CAO.