QQI FET (FETAC/PLC) 2023 Entry

**QQI FET Open Day 2023**

Our Open Day will take place on 30 November 2023.

Time and schedule will be confirmed shortly.

The QQI FET route is a popular entrance route into most full-time undergraduate courses in DCU. You can view course entry requirements and number of places on each course below. Application is made through www.cao.ie

Please visit the CAO website for full details on entry requirements, scoring, and when course offers are made.

General Entry Requirements
  • Full QQI/FET/FETAC Level 5 Award which must be achieved in one single sitting
  • A minimum of five distinctions from the eight modules must be achieved
  • *DC001 Early Childhood Education (QQI/FET Level 5 or Level 6 Award accepted for entry. For QQI FET Level 6, applicants can apply making a standard QQI FET application through CAO to compete for a place in Year 1 only. Those with QQI FET Level 6 may also apply for advanced entry. Please visit CAO Advanced Entry for details.

    Further details on application procedures are available on our Registry webpage

Chat to our Student Ambassador

If you have any questions about studying at DCU, you can chat to our Student Ambassador Sean who wil be happy to help!


Graduate Experience

Hear about Dearbhail's story, from entering DCU through a Further Education pathway to becoming the CEO of the National Adult Learning Organisation below.


Campus Tour

If you are a QQI FET applicant and wish to have a tour of DCU, please email studenthelp@dcu.ie and place ‘QQI Campus Tour’ in the subject line.

QQI FET Presentation

If you are a QQI FET provider and would like a DCU presentation delivered to your students please complete our Schools Presentation Booking Form.

*QQI FET Points Estimator

Enter credit scores (120 credits maximum) and module results (8 modules maximum) from a single sitting only to estimate possible FE points combinations. Use your best results to predict scoring (*estimator is for information purposes only and does not guarantee you a place on a course in DCU. Contact your FE provider for credit/module points calculation).


Credit Score
Module 1
Module 2
Module 3
Module 4
Module 5
Module 6
Module 7
Module 8
Module 9
Module 10
Total Points:
(Max Points = 390)

QQI FET Queries

If you have a question about applying for a DCU course through QQI FET, you can email our team or request one of our team to call you back. 

Email Us

If you have a question about QQI FET, you can email:

Paul Hegarty
Student Recruitment Officer 
Email: paul.hegarty@dcu.ie


Request a Call Back

If you have a question about QQI FET and you would like to speak to a member of our team, please submit your details below and we will call you back. 

Call Back Service

If you have a question about QQI FET you can have it answered by email or phone