How to Apply

Please read instructions 1, 2 & 3 below, before proceeding with your application.

1:: Gather the required documentation to support your application, as detailed below, BEFORE you start your online application. You must have these documents ready to upload when you reach the upload screen of the online application form, as you will not be able to upload at a later stage.
All uploaded copies must be clear/legible.
List of Support Documents required with your application:
  1. Results for examinations mentioned on your application form and/or confirmation of the award. Graduates of UL need only provide us with their UL Student ID number.
  2. Certified translations of your award and transcripts, if they are not in English.
  3. A copy of passport for verification of photo and full legal name.
  4. A recent digital quality head and shoulders photograph for your ID card.
  5. Any other relevant documentation to support your application, such as a CV or professional certificates, supporting statements etc...
  6. In the case of non-native English speakers, please provide a copy of your English language qualifications. Please see the following web page for more information.
2:  To start your online application, click on the relevant 'Apply Now' link opposite the programme title, listed under No. 4 below. Double check that the link that opens is for your programme of choice. If you have previously started your application, you will be able to log back in using the username and password you had chosen, otherwise choose the 'New to online applications' option on the right. Complete the required fields, upload your documents and submit your application.
3:  An application fee of €25 will be requested at the time of submission of your application. This is non-refundable. If you do not have a credit/debit card, you will still be able to submit your application, by choosing the pay later by cheque/bank draft option. In this instance your application will be stored until we receive your payment by post. Cheques/ Postal Orders are to be made payable to the University of Limerick and posted to Continuing & Professional Education, ER1-030, Engineering Research Building, University of Limerick, Limerick.
4: APPLY NOW :To view the list of CPE programmes, which are now accepting applications, click HERE
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Recognition of Prior Learning

A key element in facilitating the return of adult learners to education is CPE’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). This is a system whereby learning acquired through certified programmes and/or through experience can be acknowledged as a basis for admission onto programmes and/or for gaining exemptions from specific parts of a programme. The purpose of RPL is to expand access to programmes and formal qualifications and to reduce the time and cost of programmes for people who already possess some of the knowledge, skills and competence which a programme seeks to develop.

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