Further Education Progression Pathways

South East Technological University - Carlow Campus Further Education Progression Pathways ensure greater access to Higher Education for students who successfully complete a FETAC/QQI course in a partner College of Further Education and who satisfy the certain entry criteria.

Further Education providers who wish to discuss a Progression Agreement with SETU Carlow Campus are invited to contact our FET Liaison Officer on e: siobhan.ryan@setu.ie

Benefits of Further Education Progression Pathways

  • Offers are made in advance of CAO Round 1, normally early August in the year of entry
  • An additional route to Higher Education
  • SETU Carlow Campus Progression Workshop offers students a valuable insight into higher education

Colleges of Further Education with Progression Pathway

Colleges of Further Education with Progression Pathway - click to view
  • An Cosan, Co Dublin
  • Baltinglass Further Education and Training Centre
  • Blessington Further Education and Training Centre
  • Bray Institute of Further Education
  • Bridgetown College, Co Wexford
  • Carlow Institute of Further Education
  • Colaiste Aindriu, Co Carlow
  • Coláiste an Átha, Wexford
  • Coláiste Phobal Ros Cre, Co Tipperary
  • Coláiste Mhuire, Co Kilkenny
  • Duiske College, Co Kilkenny
  • Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute
  • Enniscorthy Vocational College of Further Education, Co Wexford
  • Moate Business College
  • Ormonde College of Further Education
  • Ramsgrange Community Schoollege, Wexford
  • Selskar College, Wexford
  • St Conleth’s Community College
  • St Farnan's Post Primary Schook, Co Kildare
  • St Kevin's Community College, Dunlavin, Co Wicklow
  • Stillorgan College of Further Education
  • Tullow Community School
  • Waterford College of Further Education
  • Laois & Offaly Education and Training Board - Including;
    • Ard Scoil Chiaráin Naofa, Clara
    • Abbeyleix Further Education Centre
    • Banagher College – Coláiste na Sionna
    • Birr College of Further Education
    • Coláiste Chluain na Sli – Clonaslee College
    • Coláiste Naomh Cormac, Kilcormac
    • Edenderry Further Education Centre
    • Oaklands Community College, Edenderry
    • Mountmellick Further Education Centre
    • Portarlington Further Education Centre
    • Portlaoise College
    • St Fergal’s College, Rathdowney
    • Tullamore College
    • Tullamore Further Education Centre

SETU Carlow Campus FET Pathways - Linked Programmes

To view the list of programmes linked with SETU Carlow Campus courses click here »

Application Procedure

Summary of Application Procedure click here »

Year 1 Entry
  • Applicants must apply for entry via the CAO by 1st February in the year of entry
  • Attend the SETU workshop
  • Candidates must successfully complete the full designated FETAC Award and must meet the minimum entry requirement for their chosen SETU programme
Year 2 Entry
  • Candidates must apply through SETU Advanced Entry process by 31st July in the year of entry
  • Candidates must successfully complete the full designated FETAC Award and must meet the minimum entry requirement for their chosen SETU programme
Advanced Entry FE Linked Courses 2022

To view the Advanced Entry Application Form (FE Linked Courses 2022) click here »

Eligibility for consideration under Further Education Progression Pathways

  • Students of partner College of Further Education who meet the specific criteria

Progression Workshop

SETU’s Progression workshop(s) in Carlow and Wexford will involve student participation in generic skills training appropriate to entry to higher education as well as discipline-specific input.  Attendance at this workshop is mandatory. 

Progression Workshop Dates

Progression Workshop 2022
Date:  Tuesday 10th May 2022
Location: SETU Carlow Campus
Time: 9.30am - 1.30pm


Progression Workshop Agenda

To view the Progression Workshop Agenda click here »

Student Profiles

View student profiles of SETU students who studied at the University after applying through the Further Education Progression Pathway.

Support Services

SETU Campus Tours

If you are unable to attend SETU’s Open Day, a Campus Tour provides a great opportunity to see the University, and help you get a feel for campus life.  You will get to view our state-of-the art buildings and facilities and the newly built Haughton Teaching and Learning Facility.

To avail of any of the above services please contact Siobhan Ryan directly on e: siobhan.ryan@setu.ie

Information Session - University Visits

If you would like to avail of a talk, please contact Siobhan Ryan directly on e: siobhan.ryan@setu.ie directly ensuring you include the following information:

  • Preferred Days and Times of Visit
  • Name and Address of School
  • Contact Name
  • Contact Phone Number
  • Contact email address

Open Days

The University holds an annual Open Day which can be a great opportunity for students and education providers to see our wide range of facilities and speak to staff and students about courses and college life.