Pre University (Arts) Third Level Access

QQI Level 5 Major Award: General Studies 5M3114

This General Learning Programme aims to provide a foundation in subjects which students may wish to study at Third Level. It also introduces students to methods of study, writing skills and research skills that are required for successful participation in Third Level education. While graduates of this course may apply to any Third Level Institute, Plunket College of Further Education is a partner to the Trinity Access Programme (TAP). Our students visit Trinity College to engage in a number of “taster activities” throughout the academic year, including library visits, a student shadowing day and attendance at a number of lectures.

  • Classical Studies (5N3248)
  • English Literature (5N3249)
  • Philosophy (5N3506)
  • Psychology (5N0754)
  • History (5N3250)
  • Research & Study Skills (5N3113)
  • Communications (5N0690)
  • Word Processing (5N1358)
  • Personal & Professional Development (5N2985)

Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.

This course is aimed at mature students (aged 23 and over) who were previously unable to fulfil their educational potential and who now wish to complete a foundation course in preparation for third level studies. There are no formal educational requirements, although evidence of recent commitment to learning is expected.

There are three steps to the application process: Interested students should complete the application form (download from website). Students are also requested to submit a short written piece and also ensure that two questionnaires are completed by referees and returned to the college.

100% of our students who completed the course in 2015-2016 went on to Third Level Colleges. The Trinity Access Programme with which Plunket College of Further Education is proudly associated made it into an article in The Economist.