Bridge to Education Course

QQI level 5


Are you considering returning to higher education? The Bridge to Education programme will help you prepare, personally and academically, for returning to third level education. It will equip you with the knowledge, skills and competencies you can use in your future study and in the workplace, and give you the confidence boost needed to take the next step in your education and career.


What will be covered?

  1. Learning styles and strategies

  2. Setting goals and mapping your experience

  3. Study skills

  4. Communication and presentation skills

  5. Information technology – computers for college and the workplace

  6. DCU guest speaker talks


The programme is offered twice a year in September - December and February - May, on a part-time basis, 3 mornings a week for 12 weeks.


Programme accreditation:

  1. Awarding body: QQI - Quality and Qualifications Ireland

  2. Awards: 3 QQI Level 5 component awards in Personal and Professional Development (5N2985), Communications (5N0690) and Research and Study Skills (5N3113)


CAFTA Ltd. will ensure that all learners are able to make informed choices regarding the programmes and enter programmes without unnecessary barriers. CAFTA Ltd. will support learners to successfully complete programmes, and will encourage and inform learners about different progression routes that are open to them on completion of their QQI programmes.


This programme is a collaboration between the Community and Family Training Agency Ltd. (a QQI registered provider), and DCU in the Community (a collaborative provider). As the QQI registered provider, the validation, quality assurance and certification for the programme rests with the Community and Family Training Agency Ltd.