Progression Pathways (Further Education)

Those who have successfully completed QQI awards (Level 5 or Level 6) may be seeking opportunities to progress to part-time University level courses. If so NUI Galway has a range of part-time progression pathways that offer flexible routes to advance your education to a level 7 or Level 8 award.

Some of our courses also offer advanced entry to those who have a further education award. If you have successfully completed a major Level 6 award, achieving an overall distinction, and have experience of working in a specific sector, this might be worth exploring.

Many of our part-time undergraduate courses do not require you to have prior learning at Level 5 or 6 but if you do, you may find that the transition to University level learning is easier and more manageable. Building confidence in your ability to learn is a real motivator to successful learning achievement.

Learning Supports

Here at NUI Galway we also offer a range of supports that will assist you in a smooth transition to third level learning. Check out our Student Services webpage to read about the learning supports that are in place to guide and assist you.

Funding Options

We offer a range of funding options that may be of interest to those progressing from the further education sector. Check out our Fees, Funding and Scholarships webpage.

Further Information

Our Course Coordinators are more than happy to speak with you and can advise on progression options. Browse through our part-time courses to see what we have on offer and contact the adminstrator relevant to your course under the Find out more tab on the course webpage. You should also read through our FAQ section for additional information on choosing the right course for you.

*If you wish to progress to a full-time course then information on that progression route is available here.