New path to a university degree in development

by Rachel Cunningham
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This year, a significant change will occur to Ireland’s education system as we know it. 

A new initiative will allow students to begin a degree programme in a college of further education and end it in a university or technological university, without the requirement of CAO points.

In the post-Leaving Cert (PLC) route, students must complete the PLC and then enter into a CAO competition with fellow PLC graduates to achieve a degree place, within a quota. 

The PLC system will continue but there will be additional joint programmes between further and higher education colleges, where students can spend a year or two in a college of further education, before transitioning to a higher education institution for the completion of their degree. 

The further and higher education colleges will co-design these courses and further information will be available over the coming months.

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