DIT Access Service

Admissions

Central Applications Office       

www.cao.ie

The website of CAO, the Central Applications Office

Access College (HEAR / DARE)

http://www.accesscollege.ie/

The Higher Education Access Route (HEAR) is a college and university admissions scheme which offers places at reduced points to school leavers from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

National Access Office       

www.hea.ie/en/node/1125

The National Office for Equity of Access to Higher Education (National Access Office) was established in the Higher Education Authority in 2003 to facilitate educational access and opportunity for groups who are under-represented in higher education.

The Higher Education Authority       

www.hea.ie

The Higher Education Authority is the statutory planning and development body for higher education and research in Ireland.

 

Finance

Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI)

https://www.grantsonline.ie/

SUSI Online Student Grant Application System

Student Finance

http://www.studentfinance.ie/

The Student Finance website is a convenient and user-friendly source of information on financial support for further and higher education.

 

Information

Qualifax               

www.qualifax.ie

Qualifax is Ireland’s National Learners’ Database. It is the “one stop shop” for learners.

Contact Information for Local Authorities

http://www.environ.ie/en/LocalGovernment/LocalGovernmentAdministration/LocalAuthorities/

Contact information for local authorities.

 

 Quality and Qualifications Ireland [QQI]

QQI [Quality and Qualifications Ireland] is a state agency established by the Quality Assurance and Qualifications(Education and Training) Act 2012 with a board appointed by the Minister for Education and Skills.

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)

 http://www.qqi.ie/