QQI Students

NCI welcomes PLC students who are presenting FETAC/QQI level 5/6 awards.

Such applicants are assessed separately from all other applicants and do not have to meet minimum entrance requirements based on leaving certificate results.

Students who wish to apply for the level 6 courses at National College of Ireland must hold a full QQI level 5 award, obtain passes in all subjects and meet the points requirements.

Students who wish to apply for the level 8 courses at National College of Ireland must hold a full QQI level 5 award, obtain 3 distinctions and meet the points requirements.

Visit the Careers Portal website to convert your QQI award to CAO points.

How to apply

Students under the age of 23 with QQI awards must apply through the CAO system.

Mature applicants (those 23 years of age on or before the 1st of January) can apply directly to the college. Applications will be accepted up until 31st July. For further information contact our Admissions Office.

Applicants presenting a full award will have their points calculated on the basis of their QQI qualification. For more information regarding QQI progression view the details provided on the CAO website.

Advanced entry

Students who hold a level 6 QQI award may be eligible for advanced entry. To find out more information regarding our advanced entry links please contact Olivia Lee, Admissions Assistant, at olivia.lee@ncirl.ie, or 01 4498586.