DIT Access Foundation Programme
DIT delivers a one-year full-time Access Foundation Programme for mature students who have experienced educational and/or socio-economic disadvantage and require academic and other supports to access higher education. The purpose of the programme is to bring students up to a level at which they meet the minimum entry requirements for DIT and to support them in their transition to higher education.
DIT Foundation is delighted to announce that Allianz is supporting the 2015-16 Access Foundation Programme by providing support for 6 scholarships for students on this course who were not eligible for other grants. This support is vital to them and greatly helps to reduce the stress of financial worries while they are studying.
Quotes from participants:
“I believe with this opportunity of forwarding my education I will be able to take good care of myself and not becoming [sic] a burden to the society or the state.’
Michael, aged 20 is originally from Sierra Leone and came to Ireland seeking asylum aged 15. He hopes to continue his studies in Hospitality or Event Management after the Access Foundation Programme.
“I would also love to be the first in my family to go into third level education’
Susan aged 19 from Ballyfermot. On completion of the Access Foundation Programme she would like to study Social Care at DIT.
‘I have tried hard to get into college but I was unsuccessful. I would be the first person in my family to attend college. That is my goal and I would like to achieve it’
Tracy, aged 18 from Buckingham Street, Dublin 1. Tracy would like to study Accounting in DIT after the Access Foundation Programme.
"I am eternally indebted to DIT for this chance of re-education late in life because without it I would probably have ended up unemployed. As it is I now look forward to a new and challenging career on completion of my degree."
Charlie Heasman came through DIT Foundation Access Course and is now studying Journalism at DIT Aungier Street.
If you would like to learn more about this programme and how you can help please contact us email@example.com or call 01 - 4024137