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Commence your degree study in the Further Education and Training Campus or College of your local Education and Training Board and then progress with guaranteed access to continue your degree studies in higher education.

Find out more about the new tertiary degree courses for 2023


Tertiary Education Programmes are co-designed and co-delivered by Higher Education Institutions and the Education and Training Boards to provide seamless transitioning pathways from Further Education to Higher Education.

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There are six strategic goals, one of which centres around developing talent and skills. Crucial to the achievement of these goals is the provision of diverse and progressive pathways for learners, enabling progression across and between different institutions.

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Transitioning pathways between Further Education and Higher Education - Call for proposals September 2023

The NTO is now inviting proposals from partnerships comprising of at least one Higher Education Institution (HEI) and one Education and Training Board (ETB) for consideration for delivery in the academic years 2024/25. Partnerships must submit their proposals via email to The deadline for submissions is 13:00hrs on Thursday, October 12th, 2023. Proposals will not be accepted after this deadline or via any other channel.

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