In this section you can browse through agencies, organisations and resources connected with further and higher education and training in Ireland. The links have been organised into seven categories which you will see on the left-hand side of this page.
Visit www.springboardcourses.ie to explore 220 part-time courses available around the country, free of charge, in industry sectors where there are jobs. Springboard courses are open to jobseekers and lead to leading to a qualification at certificate, degree or masters level in areas where there is demand among employers.
New Student Section of HEA websiteA new student area of the Higher Education Authority website is now live! The new information section is designed particularly with potential students in mind and their families who need clear, introductory information on higher education. There are six parts to the student area in all, including sections on 'Opportunities in Higher Education', What to Study and Where to Go', Applying for a Course' and 'Student Life'. Comprehensive links between the new student area and a range of other websites providing more detailed information on particular topics is a key feature.
Watch a DVD on Going to College on YouTube!
The HEA has produced a DVD on going to college: "Opportunities for all: Promoting access to higher education in Ireland". You can watch it in three parts (total of 15 minutes) by clicking on the following links. (The links are best watched in sequence, and with broadband).
QualifaX is the Irish national database of all further and higher education courses. QualifaX is the ‘one stop shop’ for information on courses. Included are links to college and other education / training websites in Ireland and abroad. Detailed information on an extensive selection of careers is supplied plus a range of other useful information for students and prospective students of all ages.
Click here to go to the Qualifax website now.
National Consumer Agency - information for students
The National Consumer Agency (NCA) has a section especially designed for students going to college. It includes information on finding somewhere to live, student banking, budgeting, paying bills and money saving tips. They also have a section for students to compare bank accounts, loans and credit cards on their financial product comparison page.
Click here to go to the NCA's information for students.