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Applications & Entry Requirements

  • I want to be sure I am applying for the right course. How can I find out more information? Who can I talk to?

    It is important that the level and content of a course suits your needs and meets your expectations. In order to find out relevant information on course content, entry requirements, extent of extra work required outside class, assessment methods etc. you should study the relevant section of this prospectus. Click here to browse part-time programmes.

    You may then need to consider the following options to obtain more detailed information:

    For professional courses, contact the organisation concerned directly (i.e. Accounting Technicians Ireland, IPASS etc.). Relevant contact names, addresses, telephone numbers, emails and website addresses are provided in this prospectus. Please note the additional costs such as membership fees, seminar fees and exam fees required for professional body courses. Details of these additional costs are also included in this prospectus.
    Attend our Information Evening in September. Here you will meet Lifelong Learning Centre staff and some of the lecturers involved with the courses who will be able to answer your questions.

    Visit, phone or email the Lifelong Learning Centre anytime. Staff will be happy to assist you.

  • Do I need a Leaving Cert or any specific qualifications to apply for a part-time course?

    Most part-time programmes available through the Lifelong Learning Centre at DkIT have specific entry requirements. Some are related to educational qualifications and others to relevant work experience. Where the term 'or equivalent' appears, it means that your educational or work experience should have provided you with sufficient background to be successful on the programme. It is also important to consider the nature of the programme and your ability in mathematics, writing and other academic skills.

    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is intended for mature learners who may or may not have had structured formal education but who have learned from their involvement in employment, community activities, home duties, sports etc. This learning is assessed by the Institute and this assessment may lead to academic credits or exemptions from subjects on the intended course of study. The following shall be taken into consideration:


    1. Accredited Learning: Learning that the applicant has undertaken that has been accredited by a further/higher educational institution.
    2. Non- Accredited/ Non-formal Learning: Work-based training and/or education courses that may have been assessed, but not formally accredited.
    3. Informal: Informal/ experiential learning (relevant life or work/voluntary experiences).


    If you have questions about the level of academic skills required please call our Lifelong Learning office on +353 42-9370290 or email

  • How do I enrol?

    Registration for a Lifelong Learning course at DkIT couldn’t be easier. Just click on and use the search box to find the course you are looking for. On each course page, there are easy-to-follow 'How to Apply' instructions. Early registration is advisable as the number of places on many courses is limited. Applications will be dealt with in order of receipt of completed application and appropriate fee. Please note the onus is on you to notify the Lifelong Learning Centre in writing in the event of your withdrawal from any course for any reason.