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What Next : What are the educational opportunities for adults at Third Level?

Foundation & Access Courses


'Return to Learning' or 'Access Courses' are designed for mature students (some access courses also work with students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are not mature students), who for social, economic or educational reasons were unable to access third level education. Access courses are primarily aimed at adults who have been away from formal education for a number of years and would like to improve their skills, confidence and knowledge in order to access a third level course. Access courses familiarise students with the structure and requirements of third level education.

For further information about access courses, contact your local Adult Education Guidance Initiative.

What third level institutions offer Foundation/Access courses?

There is a complete list of institutions currently offering access/foundation courses on the Mature Students Ireland website under the access and foundation courses section. You can also contact the access officer in the institution you would like to attend.


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