Starting Your College Journey

The College offers a range of Undergraduate courses in specialised areas, developing both theoretical and practical skills which empowers students to succeed in rewarding careers after graduation. Current students of St. Angela’s College commenced their third level academic journey on a course accredited by NUI Galway and this will not change. The College will honour the qualification already undertaken so those currently attending St. Angela’s College will graduate with a NUI Galway qualification.  In addition, current students will have ongoing access to the James Hardiman Library at NUI Galway.

Atlantic TU was officially launched on 1st April 2022 and now both Sligo institutions continue to work together to ensure the transition is as smooth as possible and that no one will be at a disadvantage, most of all our students. 

Once St. Angela’s College incorporates with Atlantic TU, all students will have access to the many excellent facilities and services on both Sligo campuses. Our College Management Team and staff are actively collaborating and streamlining current support services to ensure that the student experience will be greatly enhanced because of this incorporation. 

Changes to our accreditation (from NUI Galway to Technological University) will only apply to students who join us from September 2022 which means that new students will register as Atlantic TU students for the duration of their studies, again having access to the facilities and services available at both Sligo campuses.

Placement in each of our courses also allows our students to enhance their practical skills and often leads to full-time employment on graduation.

We also have exciting changes to some of our courses for 2022,
including a new B.Ed. (Home Economics)
See our full range of Undergraduate courses HERE


Explore our Academic Schools through these videos

School of Home Economics                School of Nursing, Health Sciences and Disability Studies                        ‌‌‌

 
The College welcomes Undergraduate applications from the following student groups:

Leaving Certificate Students

Admission to first year full-time undergraduate degree courses is competitive and based on the Leaving Certificate points system or a system of equivalent standing. 

Applications for all undergraduate degree courses are processed by the CAO. Application for admission to Undergraduate courses must be made in accordance with the regulations and procedures and timetable described in the CAO Handbook. Please refer to individual course pages for specific requirments.

Important CAO dates:
•  Normal application: 1 February.
•  Late applications: 1 May (Late applications may NOT be made by those applying on "Mature Grounds" or for entry to Medicine).
•  Change of mind: 1 July.

Applications for Undergraduate Degree courses are made via: 
The Central Applications Office,
Tower House, Eglinton Street, Galway, Ireland.

Applicants can apply online at www.cao.ie
Telephone:   353-(091)-509800 
Fax:              353-(091)-562344 

Minimum Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements:
For holders of the Irish Leaving Certificate, six subjects for Matriculation purposes are required, with at least two H5 and four O6/H7 Grades. Please refer to individual course pages for specific subject requirments.

Mature Applicants

St. Angela's College reserve a number of places on all undergraduate courses for mature students. To be considered as a mature student, you must have reached 23 years of age on or before 1st January of the year of proposed entry. The mature student entry route refers to full-time undergraduate students only. Mature student applications must also be made through the CAO. Application for admission to Undergraduate courses must be made in accordance with the regulations and procedures and timetable described in the CAO Handbook. Please refer to individual course pages for specific requirements.

Closing date is the 1st February each year for Mature Student Applications. However, you may make a late application based on Leaving Certificate results only, up to the 1st of May. Please note that Mature Nursing applicants are ranked based on their score in an assessment test which is required by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI). For further information please visit www.nmbi.ie

Important CAO dates:
•  Normal application: 1st February.
•  Late applications: 1st May.
•  Change of mind: 1st July.

Applications for Undergraduate Degree courses are made via:  
The Central Applications Office, 
Tower House, Eglinton Street, Galway, Ireland.

Applicants can apply online at www.cao.ie
Telephone:   353-(091)-509800 
Fax:              353-(091)-562344 

A-Level Applicants

Applications for full-time Undergraduate Degree courses from students taking GCE exams in the UK or Northern Ireland should be made to the CAO. Please ensure that you read the CAO Handbook. The CAO has provided a helpful video guide explaining the application process for GCE applicants here.  

All of our courses and requirements are listed in the

Useful Links:

QQI / FETAC / PLC Applicants

St. Angela's College reserve a number of places based on a competitive basis to students who present with a recognised QQI (FETAC or NCVA) qualification. In order to be considered for a place on these programmes, students are required to have completed the requisite QQI (FETAC) Level 5 or Level 6 course and hold a minimum of five distinctions in the requisite modules. 

 Courses open to QQI / FETAC / PLC Applicants:

Course Name: BSc (Hons) General Nursing
CAO Code: AS110
Places Available: 2
Essential Awards: •  Nursing Studies (DCHSN / 5M4349)
•  Community Health Services (DCHSX / 5M4468)
•  Healthcare Support (DHSXX / 5M4339)
Essential Modules: •  Anatomy and Physiology (D20001 / 5N0749)
•  Nursing Theory and Practice (D20012 / 5N4325)
•  Human Growth and Development (D20032 / 5N1279) 
    or
    Biology (C20006 / 5N2746)
Course Name:  BSc (Hons) Intellectual Disability Nursing
CAO Code: AS130
Places Available: 3
Essential Awards: •  Nursing Studies (DCHSN / 5M4349)
•  Community and Health Services (DCHSX / 5M4468)
•  Healthcare Support (DHSXX / 5M4339)
Essential Modules: •  Anatomy and Physiology (D20001 / 5N0749)
•  Nursing Theory and Practice (D20012 / 5N4325)
•  Human Growth and Development (D20032 / 5N1279) 
    or
    Biology (C20006 / 5N2746)
Course Name: B.Applied Science
(Nutrition, Food and Business Management) 
CAO Code: AS051
Places Available: 4
Essential Awards: •  Food Science (CASFX / 5M5267)
•  Laboratory Techniques (CASLT / 5M3807)
  Must possess distinctions in 5 modules which must include 4 from the following:
•  Mathematics (C20139 / 5N1833)
•  Biology (C20006 / 5N2746) or Microbiology (C20041 / 5N0737)
•  Chemistry (C20011 / 5N2747) or Food Chemistry (C20022 / 5N2748)
•  Food Processing (C20024 / 5N5245)
•  Laboratory Techniques (C20033 / 5N2751)
•  Physics (C20048 / 5N1460)
•  Nutrition (C20140 / 5N2006)
Course Name:                    BA Home Economics
CAO Code: AS054
Places Available:         1
Essential Awards: •  Early Childhood Care and Education (5M2009)
•  Early Learning and Care (5M21473)
•  Social Studies (5M2181)
•  Food Science and Nutrition (5M5267)
•  Community Health Services / Nutrition, Health and Wellbeing (5M4468)*
 
*Community Health Services (5M4468) must include the following:
  •  Dietetics (5N3736)
  •  Nutrition (5N2006)
  •  Anatomy and Physiology (5N0749)
 
and one of the following
   
›   Behavioural Studies (5N1351) or
  
 ›   Social Studies (5N1370) or 
  
 ›   Psychology (5N0754) or
   ›   Family Studies (5N4466)
 
Course Name:  B.Ed. Home Economics and Biology Teacher Education
CAO Code: AS001
Places Available:  1
Essential Awards: •   Applied Social Studies (5M2181)
•   Early Childhood Care & Education (5M2009)
•   Early Learning and Care (5M21473)
•   Education & Training (5M3635) 
•   General Studies (5M3114) 
•   Laboratory Techniques (5M3807) 
•   Food Science (5M5267) 
•   Community Health Services (5M4468)*
 
*Community Health Services (5M4468) must include the following:
  •  Dietetics (5N3736)
  •  Nutrition (5N2006)
  •  Anatomy and Physiology (5N0749)
 
and one of the following
   
›   Behavioural Studies (5N1351) or
  
 ›   Social Studies (5N1370) or 
  
 ›   Psychology (5N0754) or
   ›   Family Studies (5N4466)

Course Name: B.Ed. Home Economics and Religious Education Teacher Education
CAO Code: AS002
Places Available:  1
Essential Awards: •   Applied Social Studies (5M2181)
•   Early Childhood Care & Education (5M2009)
•   Early Learning and Care (5M21473)
•   Education & Training (5M3635) 
•   General Studies (5M3114) 
•   Laboratory Techniques (5M3807) 
•   Food Science (5M5267) 
•   Community Health Services (5M4468)*
 
*Community Health Services (5M4468) must include the following:
  •  Dietetics (5N3736)
  •  Nutrition (5N2006)
  •  Anatomy and Physiology (5N0749)
 
and one of the following
   
›   Behavioural Studies (5N1351) or
  
 ›   Social Studies (5N1370) or 
  
 ›   Psychology (5N0754) or
   ›   Family Studies (5N4466)
Course Name: B.Ed. Home Economics and IrishTeacher Education
CAO Code: AS003
Places Available:  1
Essential Awards: •   Gaeilge (5N1631) - Merit in QQI Minor Award or H4 in Leaving Certificate
•   Applied Social Studies (5M2181)
•   Early Childhood Care & Education (5M2009)
•   Early Learning and Care (5M21473)
•   Education & Training (5M3635) 
•   General Studies (5M3114) 
•   Laboratory Techniques (5M3807) 
•   Food Science (5M5267) 
•   Community Health Services (5M4468)*
 
*Community Health Services (5M4468) must include the following:
  •  Dietetics (5N3736)
  •  Nutrition (5N2006)
  •  Anatomy and Physiology (5N0749)
 
and one of the following
   
›   Behavioural Studies (5N1351) or
  
 ›   Social Studies (5N1370) or 
  
 ›   Psychology (5N0754) or
   ›   Family Studies (5N4466)

Course Name:  B.Ed. Home Economics Teacher Education ***New Course for 2022***
CAO Code: AS005
Places Available:  1
Essential Awards: •   Applied Social Studies (5M2181)
•   Early Childhood Care & Education (5M2009)
•   Early Learning and Care (5M21473)
•   Education & Training (5M3635) 
•   General Studies (5M3114) 
•   Laboratory Techniques (5M3807) 
•   Food Science (5M5267) 
•   Community Health Services (5M4468)*
 
*Community Health Services (5M4468) must include the following:
  •  Dietetics (5N3736)
  •  Nutrition (5N2006)
  •  Anatomy and Physiology (5N0749)
 
and one of the following
   
›   Behavioural Studies (5N1351) or
  
 ›   Social Studies (5N1370) or 
  
 ›   Psychology (5N0754) or
   ›   Family Studies (5N4466)

For a list of Further Education Colleges providing the above programmes/awards, visit the Quality and Qualifications Ireland website

All QQI-FET pathway applications must apply via the Central Applications Office (CAO). Detailed information about the application process and important dates is available on the CAO Website. When entering your course choices in the application, it is important that you list them in your order of preference. Offers on the basis of QQI-FET qualifications are normally issued in early August each year.
Applicants are offered the quota of places reserved for QQI-FET applicants. Places are limited and will be allocated based on the applicant’s score only. The best 8 Modules in a single award will be used for the calculation of points. Where more than one student has the same score, students will be ranked by the CAO on a random basis.

Access to Post-Primary Teaching (APT) Project

The Access to Post-Primary Teaching (APT) Project is a joint initiative between the National University of Ireland Galway and St. Angela’s College, Sligo. The APT Project has developed a direct entry route into St. Angela’s four Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programmes. This restricted entry route is specifically for students, who come from under-represented socio-economic groups, with an approved QQI-FET qualification from a partner Further Education (FE) Colleges within the Border Midlands and Western region only, as these individuals are typically under-represented within the teaching profession. This project is led by the School of Home Economics and School of Education, along with the Access Office of St. Angela’s College, in partnership with Further Education (FE) providers in the Border, Midlands and Western (BMW) region.

St. Angela’s offers four B. Ed Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programmes through the Access to Post-Primary Teaching (APT) Project. Students study Home Economics & Education, along with one additional subject area namely, Biology, Religious Education, or Irish.

Home Economics explores the areas of food studies, family resource management, fashion & design.

The Education component provides students with the foundational studies of Initial Teacher Education.

A total of 7 places per annum for the next two academic years (2022/23; 2023/24) are reserved for APT-route applicants who meet the eligibility criteria and who have engaged fully in all aspects of the APT project over the course of the academic year. 

From September 2022, each programme is 4 years in duration

Course Name:  B.Ed. Home Economics and Biology Teacher Education
Biology explores the areas of biological and physical sciences and methodology of biology teaching
CAO Code: AS001
Places Available:  2
Essential Awards: •   Applied Social Studies (5M2181)
•   Certificate in Early Learning and Care (5M21473)
•   Education & Training (5M3635)
•   General Studies (5M3114)
•   Laboratory Techniques (5M3807)
•   Food Science (5M5267)
•   Community Health Services (5M4468)*
 
*Community Health Services (5M4468) must include the following:
      ›   Dietetics (5N3736)
      ›   Nutrition (5N2006)
      ›   Anatomy and Physiology (5N0749)
          and one of the following:
      ›   Behavioural Studies (5N1351) or Social Studies (5N1370)
          or
      ›   Psychology (5N0754) or Family Studies (5N4466)

Course Name: B.Ed. Home Economics and Religious Education Teacher Education
Religious Education includes Theology, Contemporary Religious Practice, World Religions, and Ethics.
CAO Code: AS002
Places Available:  2
Essential Awards: •   Applied Social Studies (5M2181)
•   Certificate in Early Learning and Care (5M21473)
•   Education & Training (5M3635) 
•   General Studies (5M3114) 
•   Laboratory Techniques (5M3807) 
•   Food Science (5M5267) 
•   Community Health Services (5M4468)*
 
*Community Health Services (5M4468) must include the following: 
      ›   Dietetics (5N3736) 
      ›   Nutrition (5N2006) 
      ›   Anatomy and Physiology (5N0749) 
          and one of the following: 
      ›   Behavioural Studies (5N1351) or Social Studies (5N1370)
          or 
      ›   Psychology (5N0754) or Family Studies (5N4466)
Course Name: B.Ed. Home Economics and Irish Teacher Education
The Irish programme enables students to attain a high level of proficiency in the spoken language and includes modules such as Irish Literature, Irish Poetry, Drama, Folklore, Irish Media and Film Studies.
CAO Code: AS003
Places Available:  2
Essential Awards: •   Gaeilge (5N1631) - Merit in QQI Minor Award or H4 in Leaving Certificate
•   Applied Social Studies (5M2181)

•   Certificate in Early Learning and Care (5M21473)
•   Education & Training (5M3635) 
•   General Studies (5M3114) 
•   Laboratory Techniques (5M3807) 
•   Food Science (5M5267) 
•   Community Health Services (5M4468)*
 
*Community Health Services (5M4468) must include the following: 
      ›   Dietetics (5N3736) 
      ›   Nutrition (5N2006) 
      ›   Anatomy and Physiology (5N0749) 
          and one of the following: 
      ›   Behavioural Studies (5N1351) or Social Studies (5N1370)
          or 
      ›   Psychology (5N0754) or Family Studies (5N4466)

Course Name:  B.Ed. Home Economics Teacher Education
CAO Code: AS005
Places Available:  1
Essential Awards: •   Applied Social Studies (5M2181)
•   Certificate in Early Learning and Care (5M21473)
•   Education & Training (5M3635)
•   General Studies (5M3114)
•   Laboratory Techniques (5M3807)
•   Food Science (5M5267)
•   Community Health Services (5M4468)*
 
*Community Health Services (5M4468) must include the following:
      ›   Dietetics (5N3736)
      ›   Nutrition (5N2006)
      ›   Anatomy and Physiology (5N0749)
          and one of the following:
      ›   Behavioural Studies (5N1351) or Social Studies (5N1370)
          or
      ›   Psychology (5N0754) or Family Studies (5N4466)

Requirements for the APT Project:

Eligible students for the APT Project who are registered on an approved course (see above) in a partner FE College/Institute in the BMW region must be:

  • Eligible for free fees
  • Eligible for SUSI Maintenance Grant or Back to Education Allowance
  • Currently registered on a approved QQI Level 5 Course with one of the partner FE Providers*
  • A first-time entrant to higher education
*Partner Further Education Providers in the BMW Region

Students must then complete all In-reach (St. Angela’s College) and Out-reach (based at your FE provider) and online activities including webinars and course discernment interview. Students apply for entry into an Initial Teacher Education courses at St. Angela’s through the Central Applications Office (CAO)  by 1st February 2023 for entry in September 2023. When entering your St. Angela’s College course choices in the application, it is essential that you list them in your order of preference. All students who have participated in the APT project and who achieve a QQI-FET major award (8 modules) with a minimum of 5 distinctions in the academic year in which application for entry is made, will compete for the 6 places which are restricted to APT project participants. All places are allocated on merit, and a random selection will apply, if necessary. Places will be formally offered by St. Angela’s College via the CAO. Offers based on QQI-FET qualifications are usually issued in early August each year.

For more information, please contact Ian Kennedy ikennedy@stangelas.nuigalway.ie 

Access Programme / Diploma in Foundation Studies Applicants
***Not running in 2022-2023***

The Access Programme or Diploma in Foundation Studies is currently paused for the academic year 2022-2023.
For further details please email access@stangelas.ie 

HEAR / DARE Applicants

The Higher Education Access Route (HEAR) is a college admissions scheme which offers places on reduced points and extra college support to school leavers from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds.
HEAR has been set up by a number of colleges and universities as evidence shows that socio-economic disadvantage can have a negative effect on how well a student does at school and whether they go on to college.
HEAR Applicants must meet a range of financial, social and cultural indicators to be considered. For more visit www.accesscollege.ie/HEAR or contact Úna Roberts by email hear@stangelas.nuigalway.ie

The Disability Access Route to Education (DARE) is a college and university admissions scheme which offers places on a reduced points basis to school leavers with disabilities.  DARE  offers an opportunity to students who have the ability to benefit from and succeed in higher education but who may not be able to meet the points for their preferred course due to the impact of their disability/specific learning difficulty. For more visit www.accesscollege.ie/DARE or contact Vivienne Ryan by email dare@stangelas.nuigalway.ie

St Angela’s College offers up to 10% points reduction for DARE/HEAR places (please note reduced points places are limited).   
If you are deemed eligible for the DARE/ HEAR schemes, you will be considered if
•  You have a minimum of 300 points
   and
•  You meet the matriculation requirments for the course

 Allocation of HEAR/DARE places (may vary from year to year)
Course TitleCAO CodeNo. of HEAR places availableNo of DARE places available
B.Ed. Home Economcis and Biology
Teacher Education
AS001                   1                   1
B.Ed. Home Economcis and Religious Education
Teacher Education
AS002                   1                   1
B.Ed. Home Economcis and Irish
Teacher Education
AS003                   1                   1
BA Home Economics                                                                       AS054                   1                   1
B.Applied Science
(Nutrition, Food and Business Management)
AS051                   2                   2
BSc (Hons) General Nursing AS110                   0                   1
BSc (Hons) Intellectual Disability Nursing AS130                   1                   0

Contacts at St. Angela's College:

HEAR Application Queries:   Una Roberts hear@stangelas.nuigalway.ie
DARE Application Queries:   Vivienne Ryan dare@stangelas.nuigalway.ie