Professional & Vocational courses in Ireland

Study Professional & Vocational courses in Ireland

There is a huge demand for vocational education worldwide. Students from countries like UK, USA, China, New Zealand, Australia and most part of Europe are opting for Professional & Vocational courses. Ireland being a part of British Empire follows the similar education system and hence also put a lot of emphasis on vocational education of students.
The country is popular for its courses in Management and in the field of Technology. Ireland also provides Certificate and Diploma courses in these fields which helps students in their professional training. Students can join these courses straight after their 10+2 and explore career field in the same sector as the courses also provides industrial training.

How to apply to a college offering Professional & Vocational courses in Ireland

Students interested in pursuing education in Ireland need to apply to an institution of their choice through Central Application Office. 
  • Entry requirements for admission in an institution in Ireland may vary year to year. Students applying to study in Ireland are graded on their six best subject scores at 10+2 level. 
  • The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma is also accepted as meeting the minimum entry requirement for higher education programmes. 


English language requirement:



Level Required

Irish Leaving Certificate in English

Ordinary level grade D

GCSE English Language

Grade C

GCE O-Level English Language

Grade C

University of Cambridge

Pass in Use of English Examination


220 (computer based test) and 550 (paper based test)


Composite score of 6.5 with not less than 6.0 in any one component

Cambridge Proficiency

Grade C

Cambridge Advanced

Grade A

ARELS oral examination



Grade C1

PTE Academic

Minimum score of 36

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