Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements:

Leaving Certificate – five Ds in ordinary level subjects to include English or Maths, or other equivalent Level 5 award. All applicants are required to present for interview. Entry is subject to full Garda vetting clearance.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

The College recognises that many practitioners working in the field of ECEC may already have prior learning, which may have been acquired through other programmes or through experience. Under its Recognition of Prior Learning policy, it is possible for the College to recognise this learning, provided it demonstrates the prior achievement of learning outcome. Through this policy, it may be possible to complete the programme within a shorter timeframe.

Full details of the College’s RPL policy are available on the website here

Admission Requirements:

Applicants to this programme must meet normal HETAC requirements for entry to a level 7 programme.

  • Learners presenting with Leaving Certificate are required to have obtained a minimum of a D3 grade in at least 5 ordinary subjects, including Maths and English.
  • Applicants may apply under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), and Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning, (RPEL), and are considered on a case by case basis.
  • Applicants wishing to apply to the course using RPL and or RPEL must inform the College at the time of application. Further details on the requirements and processes for RPL and RPEL can be found here

For further information contact info@snmci.ie Please state the name and location of the course you are seeking information on in the subject of the email.