Starting Your College Journey

The College offers a range of Undergraduate courses in specialised areas, developing both theoretical and practical skills which empowers students to succeed in rewarding careers after graduation. All courses are accredited by NUI Galway and delivered on campus at St. Angela's College. Placement in each of our courses also allows our students to enhance their practical skills and often leads to full-time employment on graduation. 
See our list our list of Undergraduate courses available HERE

The College welcomes Undergraduate applications from the following student groups:

Leaving Certificate Students

Admission to first year full-time undergraduate degree courses is competitive and based on the Leaving Certificate points system or a system of equivalent standing. 

Applications for all undergraduate degree courses are processed by the CAO. Application for admission to Undergraduate courses must be made in accordance with the regulations and procedures and timetable described in the CAO Handbook. Please refer to individual course pages for specific requirments.

Important CAO dates:
•  Normal application: 1 February.
•  Late applications: 1 May (Late applications may NOT be made by those applying on "Mature Grounds" or for entry to Medicine).
•  Change of mind: 1 July.

Applications for Undergraduate Degree courses are made via: 
The Central Applications Office,
Tower House, Eglinton Street, Galway, Ireland.

Applicants can apply online at www.cao.ie
Telephone:   353-(091)-509800 
Fax:              353-(091)-562344 

Minimum Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements:
For holders of the Irish Leaving Certificate, six subjects for Matriculation purposes are required, with at least two H5 and four O6/H7 Grades. Please refer to individual course pages for specific subject requirments.

Mature Applicants

St. Angela's College reserve a number of places on all undergraduate courses for mature students. To be considered as a mature student, you must have reached 23 years of age on or before 1st January of the year of proposed entry. The mature student entry route refers to full-time undergraduate students only. Mature student applications must also be made through the CAO. Application for admission to Undergraduate courses must be made in accordance with the regulations and procedures and timetable described in the CAO Handbook. Please refer to individual course pages for specific requirments.

Important CAO dates:
•  Normal application: 1 February.
•  Late applications: 1 May (Late applications may NOT be made by those applying on "Mature Grounds" or for entry to Medicine).
•  Change of mind: 1 July.

Applications for Undergraduate Degree courses are made via:  
The Central Applications Office, 
Tower House, Eglinton Street, Galway, Ireland.

Applicants can apply online at www.cao.ie
Telephone:   353-(091)-509800 
Fax:              353-(091)-562344 

QQI / FETAC / PLC Applicants

St. Angela's College reserve a number of places based on a competitive basis to students who present with a recognised QQI (FETAC or NCVA) qualification. In order to be considered for a place on these programmes, students are required to have completed the requisite QQI (FETAC) Level 5 or Level 6 course and hold a minimum of five distinctions in the requisite modules. 

 Courses open to QQI / FETAC / PLC Applicants:

Course Name: BNSc General Nursing
CAO Code: AS110
Places Available: 1
Essential Awards: •  Nursing Studies (DCHSN/5M4349)
•  Community and Health Services (DCHSX)
•  Healthcare Support (DHSXX/5M3782)
Essential Modules: •  Anatomy and Physiology (D20001/5N0749)
•  Introduction to Nursing (D20012/5N4325)
•  Human Growth and Development (D20032/5N1279) 
    or
    Biology (C20006/5N2746)
Course Name:  BNSc Intellectual Disability Nursing
CAO Code: AS130
Places Available: 1
Essential Awards: •  Nursing Studies (DCHSN/5M4349)
•  Community and Health Services (DCHSX)
•  Healthcare Support (DHSXX/5M3782)
Essential Modules: •  Anatomy and Physiology (D20001/5N0749)
•  Introduction to Nursing (D20012/5N4325)
•  Human Growth and Development (D20032/5N1279) 
    or
    Biology (C20006/5N2746)
Course Name: B.Applied Science
(Nutrition, Food and Business Management) 
CAO Code: AS051
Places Available: 4
Essential Awards: •  Food Science (5M5267)
•  Laboratory Techniques (5M3807)
Course Name:                    BA Home Economics
CAO Code: AS054
Places Available:         2
Essential Awards: •  Early Childhood Care and Education (5M2009)
•  Social Studies (5M2181)
•  Food Science (5M5267)
•  Community Health Services / Nutrition, Health and Wellbeing    (5M4468)*
  * Students of 5M4468 must have completed the following modules:
  •  Dietetics (5N3736)
  •  Nutrition (5N2006)
  •  Anatomy and Physiology (5N0749)
  •  Behavioural Studies (5N1351)
  •  Mathematics (5N1833)
  •  Communications (5N0690)
Course Name:  BAPME Home Economics and Biology Teacher Education
CAO Code: AS001
Places Available:  1
Essential Awards: •   Applied Social Studies (5M2181)
•   Early Childhood Care & Education (5M2009)
•   Education & Training (5M3635) 
•   General Studies (5M3114) 
•   Laboratory Techniques (5M3807) 
•   Food Science (5M5267) 
•   Community Health Services (5M4468)*
 
*Community Health Services (5M4468) must include the following: 
      ›   Dietetics (5N3736) 
      ›   Nutrition (5N2006) 
      ›   Anatomy and Physiology (5N0749) 
          and one of the following: 
      ›   Behavioural Studies (5N1351) or Applied Social Studies (5M2181)
          or 
      ›   Psychology (5N0754) or Family Studies (5N4466)

Course Name: BAPME Home Economics and Religious Education Teacher Education
CAO Code: AS002
Places Available:  1
Essential Awards: •   Applied Social Studies (5M2181)
•   Early Childhood Care & Education (5M2009)
•   Education & Training (5M3635) 
•   General Studies (5M3114) 
•   Laboratory Techniques (5M3807) 
•   Food Science (5M5267) 
•   Community Health Services (5M4468)*
 
*Community Health Services (5M4468) must include the following: 
      ›   Dietetics (5N3736) 
      ›   Nutrition (5N2006) 
      ›   Anatomy and Physiology (5N0749) 
          and one of the following: 
      ›   Behavioural Studies (5N1351) or Applied Social Studies (5M2181)
          or 
      ›   Psychology (5N0754) or Family Studies (5N4466)
Course Name: BAPME Home Economics and Gaeilge Teacher Education
CAO Code: AS003
Places Available:  1
Essential Awards: •   Gaeilge (5N1631) - Merit in QQI Minor Award or H4 in Leaving Certificate
•   Applied Social Studies (5M2181)
•   Early Childhood Care & Education (5M2009)
•   Education & Training (5M3635) 
•   General Studies (5M3114) 
•   Laboratory Techniques (5M3807) 
•   Food Science (5M5267) 
•   Community Health Services (5M4468)*
 
*Community Health Services (5M4468) must include the following: 
      ›   Dietetics (5N3736) 
      ›   Nutrition (5N2006) 
      ›   Anatomy and Physiology (5N0749) 
          and one of the following: 
      ›   Behavioural Studies (5N1351) or Applied Social Studies (5M2181)
          or 
      ›   Psychology (5N0754) or Family Studies (5N4466)

For a list of Further Education Colleges providing the above programmes/awards, visit the Quality and Qualifications Ireland website

All QQI-FET pathway applications must apply via the Central Applications Office (CAO). Detailed information about the application process and important dates is available on the CAO Website. When entering your course choices in the application, it is important that you list them in your order of preference. Offers on the basis of QQI-FET qualifications are normally issued in early August each year.
Applicants are offered the quota of places reserved for QQI-FET applicants. Places are limited and will be allocated based on the applicant’s score only. The best 8 Modules in a single award will be used for the calculation of points. Where more than one student has the same score, students will be ranked by the CAO on a random basis.

Access to Post-Primary Teaching (APT) Project

The Access to Post-Primary Teaching (APT) Project is a joint initiative between the National University of Ireland Galway and St. Angela’s College, Sligo, which is funded by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) under the Programme for Access to Higher Education (PATH). PATH Strand 1 focuses on projects which set out to increase the number of students from under-represented groups entering teacher education.

The APT Project has developed a direct entry route into St. Angela’s three Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programmes. This restricted entry route is specifically for students from socio-economic groups which are under-represented in higher education, and who are undertaking taking a QQI-FET qualification in a Further Education (FE) College within the Border, Midland West (BMW) region only.  APT entrants to the BA PME programmes receive a range of financial and other support on entry to the programme and throughout their studies.

This project is led by the Home Economics and Education Departments, along with the Access Office of St. Angela’s College, in partnership with Further Education (FE) providers in the Border, Midlands and Western (BMW) region.

Course Name:  BAPME Home Economics and Biology Teacher Education
CAO Code: AS001
Places Available:  2
Essential Awards: •   Applied Social Studies (5M2181)
•   Early Childhood Care & Education (5M2009)
•   Education & Training (5M3635)
•   General Studies (5M3114)
•   Laboratory Techniques (5M3807)
•   Food Science (5M5267)
•   Community Health Services (5M4468)*
 
*Community Health Services (5M4468) must include the following:
      ›   Dietetics (5N3736)
      ›   Nutrition (5N2006)
      ›   Anatomy and Physiology (5N0749)
          and one of the following:
      ›   Behavioural Studies (5N1351) or Applied Social Studies (5M2181)
          or
      ›   Psychology (5N0754) or Family Studies (5N4466)

Course Name: BAPME Home Economics and Religious Education Teacher Education
CAO Code: AS002
Places Available:  2
Essential Awards: •   Applied Social Studies (5M2181)
•   Early Childhood Care & Education (5M2009)
•   Education & Training (5M3635) 
•   General Studies (5M3114) 
•   Laboratory Techniques (5M3807) 
•   Food Science (5M5267) 
•   Community Health Services (5M4468)*
 
*Community Health Services (5M4468) must include the following: 
      ›   Dietetics (5N3736) 
      ›   Nutrition (5N2006) 
      ›   Anatomy and Physiology (5N0749) 
          and one of the following: 
      ›   Behavioural Studies (5N1351) or Applied Social Studies (5M2181)
          or 
      ›   Psychology (5N0754) or Family Studies (5N4466)
Course Name: BAPME Home Economics and Gaeilge Teacher Education
CAO Code: AS003
Places Available:  2
Essential Awards: •   Gaeilge (5N1631) - Merit in QQI Minor Award or H4 in Leaving Certificate
•   Applied Social Studies (5M2181)

•   Early Childhood Care & Education (5M2009)
•   Education & Training (5M3635) 
•   General Studies (5M3114) 
•   Laboratory Techniques (5M3807) 
•   Food Science (5M5267) 
•   Community Health Services (5M4468)*
 
*Community Health Services (5M4468) must include the following: 
      ›   Dietetics (5N3736) 
      ›   Nutrition (5N2006) 
      ›   Anatomy and Physiology (5N0749) 
          and one of the following: 
      ›   Behavioural Studies (5N1351) or Applied Social Studies (5M2181)
          or 
      ›   Psychology (5N0754) or Family Studies (5N4466)

For a list of Further Education Colleges providing the above programmes/awards, visit the Quality and Qualifications Ireland website

Requirements for the APT Project:

Eligible students for the APT Project who are registered on an approved course (see above) in a partner FE College/Institute in the BMW region must be:

  • Eligible for a SUSI maintenance grant
  • A first-time entrant to higher education
  • Eligible for free fees

Students must then complete all In-reach (St. Angela’s College) and Out-reach (based at your FE provider) and online activities including webinars and course discernment interview. Students apply for entry into an Initial Teacher Education programme at St. Angela’s through the Central Applications Office (CAO)  by 1 February 2021 for entry in September 2021. When entering your St Angela’s College course choices in the application, it is essential that you list them in your order of preference. All students who have participated in the APT project and who achieve a QQI-FET major award (8 modules) with a minimum of 5 distinctions in the academic year in which application for entry is made, will compete for the 6 places which are restricted to APT project participants. All places are allocated on merit, and a random selection will apply, if necessary.  Places will be formally offered by St. Angela’s College via the CAO. Offers based on QQI-FET qualifications are usually issued in early August each year.

Attend our APT Project Briefing Webinar on 5th October 2020

Access Programme / Diploma in Foundation Studies Applicants

The Access Programme or Diploma in Foundation Studies offers an alternative pathway to third level education for people whose social, economic and cultural experiences have prevented them from realising their education potential.

This course is offered part-time over one academic year, during which time students may apply for a range of undergraduate courses at St. Angela's College and NUI Galway. For more, visit the Access Programme page HERE

HEAR / DARE Applicants

The Higher Education Access Route (HEAR) is a college admissions scheme which offers places on reduced points and extra college support to school leavers from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds.
HEAR has been set up by a number of colleges and universities as evidence shows that socio-economic disadvantage can have a negative effect on how well a student does at school and whether they go on to college.
HEAR Applicants must meet a range of financial, social and cultural indicators to be considered. For more visit www.accesscollege.ie/HEAR or contact Úna Roberts by email hear@stangelas.nuigalway.ie

The Disability Access Route to Education (DARE) is a college and university admissions scheme which offers places on a reduced points basis to school leavers with disabilities.  DARE  offers an opportunity to students who have the ability to benefit from and succeed in higher education but who may not be able to meet the points for their preferred course due to the impact of their disability/specific learning difficulty. For more visit www.accesscollege.ie/DARE or contact Vivienne Ryan by email dare@stangelas.nuigalway.ie

If you are deemed eligible for the DARE/ HEAR schemes, you will be considered if
•  You have a minimum of 300 points
   and
•  You meet the matriculation requirments for the course

 Allocation of HEAR/DARE places (may vary from year to year)
Course TitleCAO CodeNo. of HEAR places availableNo of DARE places available
BAPME Home Economcis and Biology
Teacher Education
AS001                   1                   1
BAPME Home Economcis and Religious Education
Teacher Education
AS002                   1                   1
BAPME Home Economcis and Gaeilge
Teacher Education
AS003                   1                   1
BA Home Economics                                                                       AS054                   1                   1
B.Applied Science
(Nutrition, Food and Business Management)
AS051                   2                   2
BNSc General Nursing AS110                   1                   0
BNSc Intellectual Disability Nursing AS130                   0                   1

Contacts at St. Angela's College:

HEAR Application Queries:   Una Roberts hear@stangelas.nuigalway.ie
DARE Application Queries:   Vivienne Ryan dare@stangelas.nuigalway.ie