Different pathways to success at Pearse College

Pearse College of Further Education is based in Crumlin in Dublin city. Their courses are designed to prepare students for employment and third level education in an adult-friendly environment. But the College is not only a training ground for third level, it’s also a pathway to employment and up-skilling. Furthermore, we have a long and proud tradition of offering the Adult Leaving Certificate

The College also provides a range of courses including Business and IT, Architecture, Sport and Soccer, Science and Horticulture, at all levels on the QQI Framework. 

Pearse College has excellent progression links to Ireland’s leading Universities including Trinity College Dublin and all leading IT’s including TU Dublin. 

Further adding to the learning experience are the supports the College offers including a guidance counsellor and a  disability officer. They also run regular literacy, numeracy and assignment support workshops.

Applications are open all year round so students can access their comprehensive and informative website and start their journey to Pearse College immediately.

My Journey to Third Level started with a small step – enrolling in a University Access Course – a step that was scary but worth it, and now I making giant strides forward studying for a BSc in Economics, and all the credit goes to the the fundamentals I learned in UAC and the tools were sharpened in the rooms of Pearse College.
Zaur, UAC 18′ studying Economics in UCD

“Attending Pearse College definitely gave me the confidence and the tools for my degree course.
“Aside from the academic subjects, the Course equips students with very practical but essential training in research, referencing and essay writing. You also cannot put a price on peer-to-peer learning and discussing issues with your peers…”
Connie Morahan, UAC’19 studying History and Political Science in TCD

“The year I spent at Pearse College has been an integral part of my time at Trinity College. I learned the skills necessary to succeed at third level.
“It was a really intense year, but it definitely prepared me for my undergraduate degree.”
Rachel Merriman, UAC’18 studying Sociology & Social Policy in TCD

“Now in TCD, we’re constantly reminded of the requirement to be able to write clearly and concisely all of which was covered in Pearse College.
“In addition, peer support is extremely important and the friendships and support that started in Pearse has extended to College life.”
Anne Fitzharris, UAC’19 studying History in TCD


“Without the guidance and encouragement from all the tutors and staff at Pearse, I probably wouldn’t be studying in UCD today. Having amazing tutors to advise, encourage, and inspire the pursuit of education is such a gift… I hope to pop back into the college to visit someday soon, the 17 from Belfield leaves me right around the corner!”
Conor Gibbons, European Studies and Languages ’19 studying Languages Linguistics and Culture in UCD