Progression & Employment Opportunities

Progression Opportunities

Please choose a department below for examples of Progression Links to Higher Education. Please note, this list is not exhaustive. For further information on the Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS) or to check a HEA course criteria, please visit http://www.cao.ie/index.php?page=fetac_search

Web Design and Multimedia | Award Code: 5M2146

  • DCU – BBus (Hons) in Business Studies – DC111*
  • DCU – BSc (Hons) Multimedia – DC133
  • DCU – BA (Hons) Communications Studies – DC131
  • IADT – BA (Hons) Creative Computing – DL 836*
  • Maynooth – Computer Science through Arts – MH601*
  • Maynooth – Computer Science through Science – MH602*
  • Maynooth – Media Studies with Computer Technology – MH109*
  • Dundalk – IT BSc Computing in Games Development – DK820

WIT – Ballsbridge College has a progression agreement with WIT linking this course’s QQI award (5M2146) to a range of WIT degrees. Please see https://www.wit.ie/future_students/fe_progression/further-educationprogression-scheme

* Courses have additional requirements such as Maths requirement or portfolio. For further information please visit http://www.cao.ie/index.php?page=fetac_search

Applied Psychology | Award Code: 5M4468

  • UCD – BSc (Hons) Psychology – DN720
  • Maynooth – Psychology – MH106
  • IADT – BSC (Hons) Applied Psychology – DL825
  • NCI – BA (Hons) Psychology – NC010 (fees apply)
  • UCC – BA (Hons) Applied Psychology – CK 120
  • WIT – BA (Hons) Psychology – WD163
  • UCD – BSc Social Science – DN700
  • UCD – B SocSc Social Policy & Sociology – DN750
  • Maynooth – Arts – MH101
  • Maynooth – Social Science – MH107

WIT – Ballsbridge College has a progression agreement with WIT linking this course’s QQI award (5M4468)  to a range of WIT degrees. Please see https://www.wit.ie/future_students/fe_progression/further-educationprogression-scheme


Criminology and Social Studies | Award Code: 5M4468

  • UCC – BA (Hons) Criminology – CK113
  • Maynooth – BCL Law (4 options including Criminology & Law) – MH502
  • UCD – B Law – DN600
  • TU Dublin – BA (Hons) Social Care – TU 996
  • UCD – BSc Social Science – DN700
  • UCD – BSoc Sc Social Science – DN750
  • Maynooth – Social Science – MH107
  • TU Dublin – BA (Hons) Social Care Practice – TU 997
  • TU Dublin – BA (Hons) Community and Youth Development – TU 992

WIT – Ballsbridge College has a progression agreement with WIT linking this course’s QQI award (5M4468)  to a range of WIT degrees.

Please see https://www.wit.ie/future_students/fe_progression/further-educationprogression-scheme

Overseas Courses:

  • Bucks University – BSc (Hons) Criminology – M930

Health Sector Studies with Nursing Skills | Award Code: 5M4468

Links to Nursing Degree programmes are also via the Higher Education Links Scheme.

Please see http://www2.cao.ie/fetac/FETACNursingQuota.pdf

  • UCD – BSocSc Social Policy & Sociology – DN750
  • TU – Dublin BA Social Care – TU 996
  • DCU – BSc Health and Society – DC209

WIT – Ballsbridge College has a progression agreement with WIT linking this course’s QQI award (5M4468) to a range of WIT degrees.  Please see https://www.wit.ie/future_students/fe_progression/further-educationprogression-scheme


Health Nutrition and Fitness | Award Code: 5M4468

Links to Nursing Degree programmes are also via the Higher Education Links Scheme.

Please see http://www2.cao.ie/fetac/FETACNursingQuota.pdf

  • UCD – BSocSc Social Policy & Sociology – DN750
  • TU Dublin – BA Social Care – TU 996
  • DCU – BSc Health and Society – DC209

WIT – Ballsbridge College has a progression agreement with WIT linking this course’s QQI award (5M4468) to a range of WIT degrees.  Please see https://www.wit.ie/future_students/fe_progression/further-educationprogression-scheme


International Relations and Development | Award Code: 5M2102

  • DCU – BA (Hons) International Relations – DC231
  • UCC – BSc (Hons) International Development – CK214
  • UCD – BSocSc Social Policy & Sociology – DN750

WIT – Ballsbridge College has a progression agreement with WIT linking this course’s QQI award (5M2102)  to a range of WIT degrees. Please see https://www.wit.ie/future_students/fe_progression/further-educationprogression-scheme


Community Development | Award Code: 6M3674

  • TU Dublin – BA (Hons) Community and Youth Development – TU 992
  • Maynooth – BA (Hons) Community & Youth Work – MH116
  • Maynooth – BA (Hons) Community & Youth Work – MH802 (part-time)
  • UCD – BSc Social Science – DN700
  • UCD – BSocSc Social Policy & Sociology – DN750
  • Dundalk IT – BA Community Youth Work – DK767

Students may apply for entry into Year Two of the above course, interview may be require

  • UCC – BSoc Sc (Hons) Youth & Community Work – CK114 (mature students)
  • Carlow College – BA (Hons) Social, Political and Community Studies – PC405

WIT – Ballsbridge College has a progression agreement with WIT linking this course’s QQI award (6M3674)  to a range of WIT degrees. Please see https://www.wit.ie/future_students/fe_progression/further-educationprogression-scheme


Organisational Psychology | Award Code: 6M4985

  • UCD – BSc (Hons) Psychology – DN720
  • NCI – BA (Hons) Human Resource Management – NC005
  • IADT – BBus (Ord) Entrepreneurship – DL701
  • IADT – BBus (Hons) Entrepreneurship & Management – DL823

Students may apply for entry into Year 2 of the Business Degree Course (subject to interview)

  • NCI – BA (Hons) Business – NC009

WIT – Ballsbridge College has a progression agreement with WIT linking this course’s QQI award (5M4468)  to a range of WIT degrees. Please see https://www.wit.ie/future_students/fe_progression/further-educationprogression-scheme

Foundation Teaching | Award Code: 5M3635

Business Studies/Business Studies with Chinese | Award Code: 5M2102

  • DCU – BBus (Hons) in Business Studies – DC111*
  • DCU – BA (Hons) in Accounting & Finance – DC115*
  • IADT – BBus (Hons) Entrepreneurship &Management – DL823
  • Maynooth – Accounting & Finance – MH403*
  • NCI – BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance – NC022
  • NCI – BA (Hons) Business Studies – NC009
  • TU Dublin – BBus (Hons) Business – TU901
  • TU Dublin – BBus (Hons) Management – TU908
  • TU Dublin – BBus (Hons) Accounting & Finance – TU911
  • TU Dublin – Sc. Business and Management – TU903*
  • UCD BCommerce (Hons) – DN650*
  • UCD BA Economics (Hons) – DN710
  • UCD Business & Law – DN610*
  • UCD B Law – DN600
  • UCC with Chinese Studies – CK211
  • TU Dublin – BBus (Hons) International Business – TU915

WIT – Ballsbridge College has a progression agreement with WIT linking this course’s QQI award (5M2102) to a range of WIT degrees. Please see: https://www.wit.ie/future_students/further-education-progression-scheme


Digital Marketing | Award Code: 5M2069

  • DCU – (Hons) Marketing, Innovation and Technology – DC240
  • Dundalk IT – BA Digital Marketing, Communications and Public Relations
  • NCI – BA(Hons) Marketing Practice – NC020
  • TU Dublin – BSc (Hons) Marketing – TU922
  • TU Dublin – Higher Certificate Marketing – TU675
  • TU Dublin – BA (Ord) Digital Marketing – TU783
  • TU Dublin – BA (Hons) Advertising & Marketing Communications – TU919
  • TU Dublin – BA (Ord) Advertising & Marketing Communications – TU780
  • TU Dublin – BA (Ord) Digital Marketing – TU782
  • TU Dublin – BA (Hons) Digital Marketing – TU920
  • TU Dublin – BA Digital Marketing – TU781

WIT – Ballsbridge College has a progression agreement with WIT linking this course’s QQI award (5M2069) to a range of WIT degrees. Please see: https://www.wit.ie/future_students/further-education-progression-scheme


Event Management | Award Code: 5M2069

  • IADT – BA (Hons)  Arts Management – DL822
  • NCI – BA (Hons) Marketing Practice – NC020
  • NCI – BA(Hons) Business – NC103
  • TU Dublin – BSc (Hons) Event Management – TU954
  • TU Dublin – BSc (Hons) Marketing – TU922
  • TU Dublin – BA (Ord) Advertising & Marketing Communications – TU780
  • TU Dublin – BA(Ord) BBus Marketing – TU783

WIT – Ballsbridge College has a progression agreement with WIT linking this course’s QQI award (5M2102) to a range of WIT degrees. Please see: https://www.wit.ie/future_students/further-education-progression-scheme


Entrepreneurial Skills | Award Code: 5M2102

  • TU Dublin – BSc (Hons) Business & Management – TU903
  • IADT – BBus (Hons) Business Studies – Entrepreneurship – DL823
  • NCI – BA (Hons) Business – NC009 – NC009

(final year specialisation in entrepreneurship)

  • UCD – B Business & Law – DN610
  • TU Dublin – BBus (Hons) Business – TU901

WIT – Ballsbridge College has a progression agreement with WIT linking this course’s QQI award (5M2102) to a range of WIT degrees. Please see: https://www.wit.ie/future_students/further-education-progression-scheme


International Financial Services | Award Code: 5M2102

  • DCU – BBus (Hons) Business Studies – DC111
  • DCU – BSc (Hons) Marketing, Innovation and Technology – DC240
  • TU Dublin – BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance – TU910
  • Maynooth – BA Finance – MH401
  • NCI – International Financial Services (IFS) Associate Apprenticeship

WIT – Ballsbridge College has a progression agreement with WIT linking this course’s QQI award (5M2102) to a range of WIT degrees. Please see: https://www.wit.ie/future_students/further-education-progression-scheme


Human Resource Management | Award Code: 5M2102

  • NCI – BA (Hons) Human Resource Management – NC005
  • TU Dublin – BSc (Hons) Human Resource Management – TU906*
  • NCI – BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance – NC022
  • NCI – BA(Hons) Business – NC009
  • UCD – B Commerce (Hons) – DN650*
  • UCD – BSc Social Science – DN700
  • UCD – B Business & Law – DN610*
  • UCD – B Law – DN600
  • UCD – BSc (Hons) Psychology – DN720
  • Maynooth – BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance – MH403*

WIT Ballsbridge College has a progression agreement with WIT linking this course’s QQI award (5M2102) to a range of WIT degrees. Please see: https://www.wit.ie/future_students/further-education-progression-scheme


Marketing, Advertising & Management | Award Code: 5M2069

  • DCU – (Hons) Marketing, Innovation and Technology – DC240
  • DCU – BBus (Hons) Business Studies – DC111
  • TU Dublin – BSc (Hons) Marketing – TU922
  • TU Dublin – Higher Certificate Marketing – TU675
  • TU Dublin – BA (Ord) Digital Marketing – TU783
  • TU Dublin – BA (Hons) Advertising & Marketing Communications – TU919
  • TU Dublin – BA (Ord) Advertising & Marketing Communications – TU780
  • UCD – Business & Law – DN610*
  • NCI – BA(Hons) Marketing Practice – NC020
  • WIT – Ballsbridge College has a progression agreement with WIT linking this course’s QQI award (5M2069) to a range of WIT degrees. Please see: https://www.wit.ie/future_students/further-education-progression-scheme

Marketing and Creative Merchandising| Award Code: 5M2069

  • TU Dublin – Visual Merchandising & Display – TU795*
  • DCU – BSc(Hons) Marketing, Innovation and Technology – DC240
  • DCU – BA(Hons) Business Studies – DC111
  • TU Dublin – BSc(Hons) Marketing – TU922
  • TU Dublin – Higher Certificate in Marketing – TU675
  • TU Dublin – BA (Ord) Advertising & Marketing Communications – TU780
  • TU Dublin – BA (Hons) Advertising & Marketing Communications – TU 919
  • UCD – B Business & Law – DN610*
  • NCI – BA Marketing Practice – NC020
  • WIT – Ballsbridge College has a progression agreement with WIT linking this course’s QQI award (5M2069) to a range of WIT degrees. Please see: https://www.wit.ie/future_students/further-education-progression-scheme

Design Skills for Business| Award Code: 5M2208

  • TU Dublin – BSc Product Design – TU811
  • TU Dublin – Design, Technology and Innovation – TU812*
  • NCI – BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems – NC004
  • NCI – BA (Hons) Business Studies – NC009
  • IADT – BBus Business Management – DL823
  • IADT – Business – Applied Entrepreneurship – DL701
  • IADT – Creative Computing – DL836*
  • DCU – BSc Multimedia – DC133
  • WIT – Ballsbridge College has a progression agreement with WIT linking this course’s QQI award (5M2069) to a range of WIT degrees. Please see: https://www.wit.ie/future_students/further-education-progression-scheme

Advanced Certificate in Business | Award Code: 6M4985

  • IADT – BBus Entrepreneurship – DL701
  • IADT – BBus (Hons) Business Studies – Entrepreneurship – DL823

Students may apply for entry into Year 2 of the Business Degree Course (subject to interview)

  • NCI – BA (Hons) Business Studies – NC009
  • UCD – B Business & Law – DN610*
  • TU Dublin – Higher Certificate Marketing – TU675
  • TU Dublin – BBs (Ord) Marketing – TU783
  • TU Dublin – BBs (Hons) Marketing – TU923

Students may apply for entry into Year 2 of the above two courses (subject to interview)


Advanced Certificate in Event Management | Award Code: 6M4985

  • TU Dublin – BSc (Hons) Event Management – TU 954

Students may apply for entry into Year 2 of the Event Management degree course (subject to interview)

  • TU Dublin – International Hospitality Management – TU745

Students may apply for entry into Year 2 of this course (subject to interview and relevant experience)

  • IADT – BBus (Ord) Entrepreneurship – DL701
  • IADT – BBus (Hons) Entrepreneurship & Management – DL823

Students may apply for entry into Year 2 of the Business degree course (subject to interview)

  • TU Dublin – BA (Hons) Advertising & Marketing Communications – TU 919
  • TU Dublin – BBus Management – TU 774
  • TU Dublin – BBus Marketing – TU 783

Students may apply for entry into Year Two of the above courses (subject to interview)

  • NCI – BA (Hons) Business – NC009
  • NCI – Ba (Hons) Marketing Practice – NC020
  • WIT – Ballsbridge College has a progression agreement with WIT linking this course’s QQI award (6M4985) to a range of WIT degree

Project Management | Award Code: 6M4985

  • IADT – BBus Entrepreneurship – DL701
  • IADT – BBus (Hons) Business Studies – Entrepreneurship – DL823

Students may apply for entry into Year 2 of the Business Degree Course (subject to interview)

  • NCI – BA (Hons) Business Studies – NC009
  • UCD – B Business & Law – DN610*
  • TU Dublin – Higher Certificate Marketing – TU675
  • TU Dublin – BBs (Ord) Marketing – TU783
  • TU Dublin – BBs (Hons) Marketing – TU923

Students may apply for entry into Year 2 of the above two courses (subject to interview)


* Courses have additional requirements such as Maths requirement or portfolio. For further information please visit http://www.cao.ie/index.php?page=fetac_search

Auctioneering, Estate Agency and Valuation | Award Code: 5M2102

Apprenticeship Programme

  • Ballsbridge College of FE Apprenticeship – Auctioneering and Property Services

Full-Time Courses:

  • TU Dublin – BSc (Hons) Surveying (Property Economics) – TU 836
  • TU Dublin – BSc (Ord) Auctioneering, Valuation & Estate Management – TU 731
  • LIT – BSc (Hons) Real Estate (Prop. Val & Mgt) – LC242

WIT – Ballsbridge College has a progression agreement with WIT linking this course’s QQI award (5M2102)  to a range of WIT degrees. Please see https://www.wit.ie/future_students/fe_progression/further-educationprogression-scheme

Part-time Courses:

  • ITT/IPAV – Higher Certificate in Business in Real Estate: Valuation Sale & Management (120 ECTS)
  • IT Sligo/SCSI – Higher Certificate in Property Services and Facilities Management

Overseas Links:

  • Heriot-Watt, Scotland – BSc (Hons) Planning and Property Development – K490

Property Management | Award Code: 5M2102

Apprenticeship Programme

  • Ballsbridge College of FE Apprenticeship – Auctioneering and Property Services

Full-Time Courses:

  • TU Dublin – BSc (Hons) Surveying (Property Economics) – TU 836
  • TU Dublin – BSc (Ord) Auctioneering, Valuation & Estate Management – TU 731
  • LIT – BSc (Hons) Real Estate (Prop. Val & Mgt) – LC242

WIT – Ballsbridge College has a progression agreement with WIT linking this course’s QQI award (5M2102)  to a range of WIT degrees. Please see https://www.wit.ie/future_students/fe_progression/further-educationprogression-scheme

Part-time Courses:

  • ITT/IPAV – Higher Certificate in Business in Real Estate: Valuation Sale & Management (120 ECTS)
  • IT Sligo/SCSI – Higher Certificate in Property Services and Facilities Management

Overseas Links:

  • Heriot-Watt, Scotland – BSc (Hons) Planning and Property Development – K490

Apprenticeship – Auctioneering and Property Services | Award Code: 6M20629

  • TU Dublin – BSc (Ord) Auctioneering, Valuation and Estate Agency (Full-time) – TU731

On completion of the apprenticeship programme, the learner would be eligible to apply to at least year 2 of this degree course.

  • TU Dublin – BSc (Hons) Property Economics (Full-time) – TU836

On completion of the apprenticeship programme, the learner would be eligible to apply to at least year 2 of this degree course.

Interior Design | Award Code: 5M5054

  • TU Dublin – Interior Design – TU975 (portfolio required)
  • NCAD – Art & Design First Year – Common Entry – AD101 (portfolio required)
  • TU Dublin – Design (Visual Communication) – TU973

Employment Opportunities

Employers,  Ballsbridge College of Further Education would like to invite you to participate in our QQI Level 5 and our QQI Level 6 Work Placement Programme.

The Work Placement Programme for Level 5 courses is arranged in two-week blocks in December and February.  For Level 6 courses the Work Placement Programme runs weekly (2 days per week)  for the academic year.

There are many benefits for employers who wish to participate in the work placement programme, some benefits are:

  • Acquire enthusiastic, reliable and skilled extra  help
  • Opportunity to train/evaluate potential employees
  • Prepare students for future work
  • Invest in the future workforce
  • Make an input into college programmes so that education matches employers needs
  • Acquire additional support for your company

What can you expect from our students?

  • To uphold the standards and traditions of the college
  • To meet the standards and expectation of the employer
  • To attend punctually and agree to be flexible
  • To develop vocational, practical and personal skills
  • To work diligently on tasks assigned by the employer

If you would like to register your interest, please click on the link below and complete the short form: