Application process and entry requirements QQI Programmes

Application Process - Selection of Learners for QQI Programmes

  • Details of all programmes are available on the TalentPool website.
  • For telephone enquiries phone 045 864727. You can also request copies of the programme brochure and an application form by emailing
  • Applicants are required to fully complete, date, sign and submit the application form by email or post to TP confirming that you meet the entry requirements for the programme of learning.
  • Your application form will be reviewed to determine if all criteria are satisfied and you are deemed eligible for the programme.
  • In the event of uncertainty, the programme leader will contact you to seek clarity/proof of entry requirements.
  • In some instances you may be requested to attend interview to determine your suitability for the programme.
  • If you are not accepted onto a programme, you may appeal the decision.
  • Applicants with additional needs are encouraged to apply for a place subject to satisfying the entry criteria.
  • Applicants may be called for interview and/or asked to submit additional relevant documentation to support their application, (for example; copies of educational award certificates, character references). The discovery that an applicant has furnished false or misleading information to gain access to a programme may result in rendering an application ineligible.

Minimum Entry Requirements

The following entry requirements are outlined where relevant:

  • Minimum educational qualifications for access to the programme
  • English Language Requirements
  • Medical Standards
  • Industry Experience (If applicable)

Minimum educational qualifications for access to any QQI programme

For access to programmes leading to an award on the NFQ, applicants must have an award at an NFQ level no more than one lower than the award associated with the programme.