On registration in this Institute students will be required to sign the following declarations:
“I certify all the above information to be accurate and I agree to be bound by all Institute, Computer Use Policy and Examination Regulations. I hereby agree that the Institute may provide data on me to government departments (e.g. Department of Education and Science and Department of Social, Community and Family Affairs), employers or professional bodies and other third parties and may use my photograph in publications of the Institute, where the Institute judges this to be in the best interest of either myself or the Institute”.
Students with Criminal Convictions
A student with a criminal conviction should note that his/her conviction could affect his/her ability to secure placement on relevant courses. As a result the Institute accepts no responsibility for students who are unable to complete their studies. Students with Criminal Convictions on SG233 – National Diploma in Applied Social Studies in Social care. A student with a criminal conviction should note that his/her conviction affects his/her ability to secure placement on this course and as a result he/she is strongly advised not to apply for this course as the Institute accepts no responsibility if he/she is unable to complete his/her studies.
A number of programmes in the Institute of Technology, Sligo, especially in the areas of social work and education, require students to undertake placements that will bring them into contact with children or vulnerable adults and in which they will assume positions of trust. To ensure the protection of the public, and justify public trust and confidence, the Institute is committed to ensuring that only suitable candidates are allowed to undertake these programmes. The Institute of Technology, Sligo, will use the Garda Central Vetting Unit (GCVU) vetting service to assess the suitability of such applicants, and in some cases, may also require applicants to provide an enhanced disclosure by the completion of an affidavit.
The Institute’s Higher Certificate and Ordinary Degree qualifications are designed to be terminal qualifications and to prepare people for employment. However, a significant number of students use these qualifications to transfer to Ordinary Degree or Honours Degree Courses in the Institute of Technology, Sligo, and other Institutes of Technology and Universities. Students should be aware that the decision to admit transfers is totally at the discretion of the receiving institution. The V.E.C. Scholarship and Local Authority Higher Education Grant regulations facilitate such transfers within the State. See our Application Guide for further details.
The Institute has formal articulation agreements with a large number of colleges both nationally and internationally, facilitating movement of students between partner colleges. There is a strong cosmopolitan, multicultural feel to the Institute. Students from every county in the Republic of Ireland rub shoulders with other students from Northern Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, U.K., Belgium, Netherlands, Greece, Sweden, Finland, Japan, Austria, USA, Colombia, as well as many African and Asian countries.
The Institute of Technology, Sligo also hosts Summer courses in English for students from aged 15 upwards. General English courses are offered plus afternoon activities and host family accommodation (full board). These programmes are provided by private providers. Courses start on 1st week in July and end mid September. Nationalities attending include Spanish, Japanese, Italian, German and Hungarian. Applicants (including Socrates and Erasmus applicants) should apply to Native Speaker, Business Innovation Centre, Institute of Technology, Sligo, Ash Lane, Sligo, Ireland.
Tel: +353 71 91 47728
Fax: +335 71 91 44500
International students who are not part of a formal articulation agreement and who wish to study at the Institute should go to page Application Guide for details on entry to the Institute.
The Institute is a national leader in the provision of open and distance learning. More people are choosing to study part-time at IT Sligo every year. So, whether you want to learn more about a subject, develop your professional skills, retrain for a new career or study for pleasure, you can study part-time leading to recognised qualifications at IT Sligo. Programmes on offer range from Humanities, through Business, Engineering to Science.
Courses are advertised each year in the local newspapers and details of Lifelong Learning Courses can be obtained from the Lifelong Learning Office at 071-9137215.