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General FAQ

How Do I Apply

You can apply in a number of ways. 1) You can fill in an application form online and pay your deposit through PayPal or by credit card over the phone. 2) You can request an application form which will be posted out to you which you return with your deposit/full fee.

What is a QQI qualification

Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) is the national awarding body for further education and training in Ireland. QQI awards fit into the overall National Framework of Qualifications for Ireland. There are 10 levels on the national framework 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest.
QQI offers programmes at levels 1-6 and third level colleges and universities normally offer programmes at levels 7 to 10.

What if I have difficulties on the course?

There are a number of supports in place.  First port of call is the tutor. Failing that the learner can contact the academic team in the college.

How often do the courses run?

Depends on the course.  The short courses will run a number of times over the year, usually Autumn, Spring and Summer.  The longer courses will be offered twice a year, Autumn and Spring .

Will there be a course in my local area?

Courses are offered in four venues in Dublin (Wicklow House, South Great George’s St., Dundrum, Tallaght and Blackrock) as well as nationwide.

How does Online Learning Work?

The online learning programmes are delivered over a two year period (approximately one module every three months).  You will be assigned a password which will allow you to access your course materials, briefs, quizzes etc through our moodle website.  You will also be assigned a tutor who will be available to you via email. The tutor is also available for two hours,  one evening a week by telephone.  In addition, you will need to attend a number of Saturday Seminars (lectures).

Which is the right course for me?

It depends on your interests and your requirements. To discuss which course best suits your needs call one of our Education Advisors on 00353 (1) 488 4300.

How can I learn More?

Please contact the college for further information either by email on, via our online contact form or call 00353 (0)1 488 4300 and one of our Education Advisors would be delighted to help.

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Contact Details



Head Office: 38 Parliament St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Lecture Hall: The College of Progressive Education, Wicklow House, 84-88 South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2

Phone:  01 4884300