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Certification & Progression to Higher Education

The College has developed a wide variety of course certification and links for progression to further study. Many of the two and three year courses offer two different award types. The two main awarding bodies are QQI and BTEC.  All our awards are internationally recognised and are placed on the NQAI framework. The table below sets out the different award types offered and the general progression routes available from them. Check the individual course pages for details of the certification offered by the course you are interested in and the college links available from it. You may be required to study designated subjects and achieve specific course results to avail of the progression routes for further study. In most cases it is the results you achieve on your course in Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education which enable you to progress and not your Leaving Certificate results. This information is constantly changing, so you are advised to contact the College directly if you require a specific progression route.

Learners are strongly advised to consult the most up to date College Links Document which is available from the College.


Many of our graduates have acquired their degrees by taking this route. If you are still in school, it may seem a daunting task to go abroad to study. However, you do not travel until you have spent at least two years in Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education — and by then you will be more than ready for the challenge.

Certification & Progression to Higher Education
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