DIT’s Access and Civic Engagement
DIT’s Access and Civic Engagement office is made up of several very different programmes, but what they all have in common is a commitment to support communities and individuals to reach their full potential.
DIT Access Programme
The DIT Access Programme provides a broad range of supports to students from communities and backgrounds where there is little or no tradition of attending third-level education.
DIT Foundation Access Programme
The DIT Foundation Access Programme is a one year foundation course for students who do not currently meet the entry requirements for Higher Education. This course is open to anyone over 18 who did not complete formal education at second level or who did not receive enough points at second level to allow them to access Higher Education. Following successful completion of this course students then progress into DIT at undergraduate level.
DIT Ballymun Music Programme
The DIT Ballymun Music Programme provides music tuition to 600 students each year, delivering a range of ensemble opportunities on site in schools , providing opportunities for success through supporting students through music exams, providing scholarships to attend the DIT Conservatory of Music & Drama and performing in high-status concerts and occasions every year.
DIT Students Learning with Communities
Learning comes alive for the students as they work on real-life projects with community partners, developing professional transferable skills, and enhancing their understanding of their specialist subject skills and of the community they work with. Students receive course credits for their work, as these projects are embedded into their studies.
Learn more about the work of the Access and Civic Engagement Office at DIT by clicking here.
If you would like to support any of our programmes above you can Donate Now, or to learn more about how you can help please contact Julie by email or call (01) 867 6091.