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Welcome to our comprehensive guide on Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) / Further Education and Training (FET) entry routes. This page aims to provide you with invaluable information about QQI / FET entry routes to undergraduate programmes and how they can help you advance in your academic journey, specifically at University College Cork. By reading this content, you will gain a clear understanding of what QQI / FET is, how to apply for our academic programmes, and where to get support when you need it. 

Equip yourself with this knowledge to make informed decisions about your educational future.

Please follow the links below to locate the specific information you need on this page.

What Is QQI/FET?

The Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) / Further Education and Training (FET) entry routes are designed for students coming through level 5 or level 6 courses from Colleges of Further Education and are seeking a level 8 course in University College Cork. UCC offers specific first-year undergraduate degree programmes for students who have achieved the relevant awards. Most of our undergraduate courses are linked to QQI level 5 & 6 courses in Colleges of Further Education. This is an entry route that works just like applying through the Leaving Certificate Route.

How Do I Apply?

Students with the relevant QQI/FET Awards can apply to the University College Cork via the Central Applications Office (CAO)

How Can I Contact You?

We are located in the Access Department on the 1st floor, The Hub Building, UCC Main Campus, College Road, Cork, UCC.

Please contact with your full name, surname and CAO number if you have any queries and we will get back to you within 1-2 working days during regular daytime office hours.


How do I book an appointment with the QQI / FET Entry Support Team?

If you are a interested progressing from your QQI / FET Award to enter UCC to study a full-time undergraduate degree programme - then please follow the link below to book an appointment with a us.

Further Information

CAO QQI/FET Applicants

Explore the CAO Website

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Qualifications and Links Information

Find out about the QQI FET Application process

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Access UCC

First Floor, The Hub, Main Campus, UCC, T12 YF78,