This one-year, part-time programme is offered by the Further Education and Training Division of Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board in collaboration with the University of Limerick (UL). It is designed for learners who wish to improve their competency and knowledge in mathematics particularly as it relates to work or study in the Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

The course is aimed primarily at mature-age learners (aged 22 or over by 1st January 2024). Non-mature age learners who wish to improve their mathematical competency are also welcome to apply. Non-mature age applicants must be aged 16+, have left full-time education and must meet the minimum mathematics entry requirements for this programme.

The Maths for STEM Certificate is recognised by UL as equivalent to Higher Level Leaving Certificate Mathematics (HLLCM) for the purposes of meeting the minimum entry maths requirement, for mature applicants, to certain degree programmes. It is also a specified component award within a number of QQI major awards which are recognised by UL for entry to some Teacher Education and Science and Engineering degree courses. Further information on linked QQI awards is available.

Applications for the Math for STEM certificate is now open. Please read the Maths for STEM booklet for further information before applying.

Maths for STEM Application 

If you have any questions or difficulty, please email