Applying to Liberties College

Applying to Liberties College

Liberties College Entry Requirements

  • You should be at least 17 years of age.
  • Two references must be presented at interview.
  • Leaving Certificate standard is required; or Pass Level (120 credits) in the Leaving Certificate Applied. Individual courses may have specific additional requirements. These will be outlined in the course descriptions for each course.
  • Relevant work experience or training will be considered.

How to Apply


Alternatively you can obtain an application form from the College Office.

Completed forms should be returned to:
Admissions Office
Liberties College
Bull Alley Street Dublin 8

Helping You Decide

Come along to our Open Day which is held annually. The next one will take place on Friday 12th of January 2018, from 10am to 3pm, we will be more than happy to meet you! More info here.

Our course tutors and students will be on hand to answer your questions. Visit us to find out about our range of courses and plan for your future.

The staff of the Admissions office are always happy to answer any queries you may have. Feel free to e mail us at

Continue to check our website for up to date course details.


It is the policy of Liberties College to interview all applicants who meet the basic entry requirements for a course, subject to a sufficient number of places being available on a selected course. The interview provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate your commitment to a specialist area and your capacity for self-motivated and independent study. It offers you an opportunity to express your interest and enthusiasm and to address questions to course tutors.

Many courses ask applicants to complete a short written Interview Preparation Test before attending an interview. The main advantage of this is to help candidates to think about the course before coming into the interview, but as it is a written exercise it also allows applicants to give an example of written work, which can be helpful.

All admissions are subject to the general rules and regulations of the City of Dublin Education and Training Board and Liberties College. These are available from the College on request. Where there is a vacancy on a course a place will be offered to an applicant who satisfies the entry requirements of the course. Liberties College is committed to the fair and equal treatment of all applications.

Deferred Entry

An applicant who receives an offer of a course place may seek to defer entry to the next academic year. There is a maximum flexibility policy in relation to these requests and generally all requests are granted, subject to the programme being available in the next academic year.

Mature Applicants

We welcome applications from mature candidates (i.e. over 21 years) who may not have completed a Leaving Certificate. You should apply in the normal manner. If you are receiving Social Welfare Benefit, it is probable that you can return to full-time education as a Back to Education Allowance BEA student without loss of income. For further details, see the BEA Student page.

International Applicants

We welcome applications from suitably qualified international candidates and we value the cultural diversity and richness this brings to the life of the college. All courses are conducted through English and candidates should demonstrate at interview that their English is good enough to meet the requirements of the course. Ability in spoken English is assessed informally at interview.

To offer a candidate a place, interviewers must be satisfied that his/her spoken and written English is good enough to enable him/her to participate in the course and work in the vocational area.

Non-EU nationals are charged the tuition fee determined by the Department of Education and Skills. Tuition fees must be paid in addition to standard course charges. Some categories of non-EU citizens resident in Ireland are exempt from tuition fees. Further details are available from the Admissions Office at 01 454 0044. In 2014 the tuition fee was €3654.

 Higher Education Links

Through the links scheme students may apply for admission to Institutes of Technology and Universities based on PLC results. Leaving Certificate points are not required for PLC applicants following this route. Candidates are judged solely on their QQI Level 5 or Level 6 Certificate results and application is made through the CAO.