Higher Education

We have put together a list of courses that are run in Universities and Colleges across Ireland, that you may be interested in. Please click on the text that is highlighted yellow to be brought to each University/Colleges programme page, for further information. 

Courses Around Ireland for People with Disabilities



Dublin City University – DCU Ability supports young adults with intellectual disabilities aged 18 to 29 and offers a range of practical and learner-centred interventions to enable our learners to move towards their work and education goals.

Trinity College Dublin – Certificate in Contemporary Living programme is aimed at transforming possibilities open to people with intellectual disabilities as they make transitions towards adult life and the workforce.



University College Cork – UCC Contemporary Living offers students a stimulating environment to develop the skills they need to play an active role in shaping their own futures.



The University of Limerick – UL Certificate in General Learning and Personal Development is a two-year programme for people with intellectual disabilities delivered in an inclusive third-level setting. This course is devoted to the academic learning, personal growth and career development prospects of the student. The full development of each student’s potential, dignity, and self-worth is embraced.


Further Information and Advice on Higher Education Options 


There are also other higher-level options available. If you are in post-primary, you can speak to your Career Guidance Teacher.  

You can access further information on The Disability Access Route to Education (DARE) website about options for going to Universities or Colleges. 

There is also an option to contact Universities or Colleges directly, this useful directory by The Disability Access Route to Education (DARE) will help you find their contact information.