Applicants should have educational qualifications of at least matriculation standard (Leaving Certificate with two honours, or equivalent) including demonstrable knowledge of Physics, Chemistry or Biology.
Applicants should normally be working adults.
Priority is given to those active in Occupational Safety and Health (OSH).
Applicants must be at least 23 years of age and have at least 3 years work experience at the time of application.
Some applicants will be recommended to first undertake a foundation programme to ensure their success on the Higher Diploma programme (e.g. safety and health, study skills, return to learning, science or other access course). This will be decided on a case-by-case basis, taking into account the applicant's previous academic and professional qualifications and work experience.
In exceptional cases, applicants who do not meet the matriculation requirements, but who have relevant work experience, may be considered on mature grounds. Such candidates must include a mature applicant portfolio to support their application. A portfolio would normally include evidence of successful completion of a course, which may approximate matriculation, and/or experience and training in OSH, and evidence of a good understanding of the basic sciences. Mature applicants must be working in the area of Occupational Safety and Health. If you are considering submitting a portfolio, contact the programme coordinator at 01-716 3420.