The National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) is a system of 10 levels to represent all levels of formal learning from the very initial stages to the most advanced stages as set national standard.
Special Progression Agreements
Cork College of FET, Mallow Campus are participants in the Cork Colleges Progression Scheme with MTU Cork. This is an additional admissions scheme that gives additional reassurance to our students who apply to MTU Cork. It also allows for advanced progression from QQI level 6 to year 2 of some degree programmes.
Mallow Campus is also part of the Further Education Progression Scheme with South East Technological University which allows our students to progress to linked courses for far less than the usual entry requirement.
Mallow Campus has also developed course specific links with Technological University of the Shannon and MTU Kerry.
The University of Sunderland in England will accept stage 2 Early Learning & Care students onto year 3 of their Childhood Studies degree and also offers our Pre-Paramedic students fantastic opportunities for training.
Advanced Progression Agreements
Mallow Campus students who successfully complete QQI level 5 and QQI level 6 awards in the same discipline area may apply to universities for advanced entry progression to year 2 of certain degree programmes. This is especially relevant for our students in Early Learning & Care and Business Management courses.
Progression to Universities Outside of Ireland
There are many opportunities for Mallow Campus students to progress to universities in the UK by applying to UCAS and across Europe on Eunicas.
Maths for Progression
Some universities like MTU Cork still require a pass grade in Leaving Certificate Maths for entry to their courses. In some cases, Maths is a specific component requirement for entry. If you do not meet this requirement, Mallow Campus students are given the opportunity to take on an additional Maths component with Nightschool.ie.
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