Featured


Courses

SETU Waterford offers a broad range of academic programmes from levels 6 to 10 on the national framework of qualifications across Business, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Humanities, Science and Computing.

Courses Landing page

Study at SETU Waterford

Discover the routes into studying at SETU Waterford for school leavers, adult learners, further education students, graduates and people who have already started studies elsewhere as well as options for those interested in online courses.

Study at SETU Waterford landing Page

Students

Discover the routes into studying at SETU Waterford for school leavers, adult learners, further education students, graduates and people who have already started studies elsewhere as well as options for those interested in online courses.

Students Landing Page

Schools

SETU Waterford offers a broad range of academic programmes from levels 6 to 10 on the national framework of qualifications across Business, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Humanities, Science and Computing.

Schools Landing Page

International

The Office for International Relations co-ordinates the admission, administration and support for international students throughout the course of their studies at SETU Waterford.

International Landing Page

Research

SETU Waterfordis recognised as the leading research performer in the institute of technology sector with research activities that are internationally benchmarked, strategic, and economically relevant. Find out about the amazing multi disciplinary research under way

Research Landing Page

About

Discover the routes into studying at SETU Waterford for school leavers, adult learners, further education students, graduates and people who have already started studies elsewhere as well as options for those interested in online courses.

About Landing Page

News

Uncover the research discoveries, student and staff achievements, human stories, community spirit, global links and external engagement news at SETU Waterford

News Landing Page

Events

From virtual events to conferences, talks, public lectures and happenings in on-campus venues SETU Waterford is a hub of activity. Stay up to date with our calendar of upcoming events.

Events Landing Page
arrow-down

RPL for Exemptions

Students may be able to gain exemptions from certain modules on a programme where they can formally demonstrate that they have already met all of the learning outcomes of a complete module(s).

CostIn order to make a valid application for an exemption, applicants must first pay the full fee applicable for the module. If the RPL application is successful applicants will be refunded 50% of the fee. Students should contact the relevant administrator below for further details on the costs involved and when payments need to be made.

Award Year: students are asked to note that at SETU Waterford a simple ‘exemption’ cannot be granted in an award year (unless the student is happy to accept an ‘unclassified award’ which most are not). There is a requirement that a gradable piece of work – such as a portfolio of prior learning attained for example – be produced by the student and graded by the college. That grade will then go towards calculating the student’s overall result. Contact the relevant Department as below for further advice in this area.

How to Apply: Students are advised to have an initial discussion on the possibility of RPL for Exemptions with their Course Leader or Head of Department. To apply for an exemption from a module(s) on a programme of study you must complete one of the following forms:

wordRP1 Module Exemption Form
If your application for module exemption is based on prior certified learning then you must complete form RPL1. If your application is based on a combination of certified and experiential learning, you must also complete form RP2.

wordRP2 Portfolio of Learning
If your application for module exemption is based on prior experiential learning only, then you must complete form RPL2.

 

Contacts:

Please return completed forms to the relevant administrator in the School of Lifelong Learning and Education

For undergraduate part-time courses please return completed applications to:
Third Level Administrator
School of Lifelong Learning and Education
SETU Waterford College Street Campus
[email protected]
051 302764

For postgraduate education courses please return completed applications to:
Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
School of Lifelong Learning and Education
SETU Waterford College Street Campus
[email protected]
051 302225

For Literacy Development Centre courses please return completed applications to:
Literacy Development Centre
SETU Waterford College Street Campus
[email protected]
051 302872

RPL for Admissions

Applicants who don’t already meet the academic entry requirements for a SETU Waterford course may be able to use RPL to support their application and gain a place on a course.  Entry requirements refer to the level of learning and/or aptitude that the college has down that applicants need to have on entering the course in order to be able to complete it successfully.

The requirement for entry into the first year of an accredited major higher education course at SETU Waterford is typically a Leaving Certificate or equivalent [a ‘major’ course refers to a full Higher Certificate or Degree course for example]. Students over 23 years of age fall into the ‘mature students’ category and may be exempted from this requirement if they can demonstrate that they are suitable candidates for the course of study through WIT’s mature applicant assessment processes.

Many SETU Waterford awards, especially those at higher levels on the National Framework, will have a higher level entry requirements. For example applicants for a higher diploma award are typically required to already have a level 8 qualification. Therefore an applicant who has a level 7 qualification and who has further relevant learning may be able to secure a place on the course through RPL.

Applicants who do not currently meet the entry requirements for a course but who are interested in pursuing an application must submit the relevant, completed, RPL for Admissions form (see forms below) as part of their application. Applicants who wish to get academic advice on the possibilities of admission by RPL in their case should do so through the relevant Head of Department / Course Leader. The School of Lifelong Learning and Education administrator, listed below, can put you in touch with relevant academic advisor and supply the relevant forms.

The Advanced entry forms for Advanced Entry onto Ordinary and Honours degrees, Higher Diplomas, taught postgraduate and research postgraduate programmes are listed below:

Word IconRP (Level 7 Ordinary degree)

Word IconRP (Level 8 Honours degree)

Word IconRP (Higher Diploma)

Word IconRP (Taught Postgraduate)

Word IconRP5 (Research Postgraduate)

Due to professional validation requirements, the BA (Hons) in Social Care Practice and BA in Applied Social Care  programmes are not suitable for recognition of prior learning. 

For undergraduate applications:
Third Level Administrator
School of Lifelong Learning and Education
WIT 
Cork Road 
Waterford

email:   [email protected]
phone:  051 302764

For postgraduate education applications to:
Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
School of Lifelong Learning and Education
WIT College Street Campus
[email protected]
051 302225

For Literacy Development Centre courses please return completed applications to:
Literacy Development Centre
WIT College Street Campus
051 302872