Trinity Access Program (T.A.P.)
CBS Westland Row and the Trinity Access Programme
Today, more than ever, a college education is necessary for a good quality of life and for career opportunities. However, many groups and communities are still under-represented in higher education. TAP works with schools, colleges, pupils, parents and communities to make sure that everyone who could benefit from a college education has the opportunity to go to college.
Participation in TAP programmes is only available to a small number of partner schools. CBS Westland Row is one of those schools. TAP works with CBS Westland Row to:
- get students involved in learning
- increase students’ interest in going to university
- improve students’ junior and leaving certificate exam results
- help create a college-going culture within the school
- encourage parents and guardians to support academic achievement among their children.
To achieve these goals, TAP offers a variety of outreach activities to schools. These activities take place in school and on the Trinity campus. Trinity academic staff and our TAP ambassadors help to run these activities.
TAP also offers two access routes into Trinity College if you are a non-traditional student:
University Access Courses
This is a one-year, full-time course that prepare students to go on and study at degree level in Trinity.
The Higher Education Access Route (HEAR)
HEAR is a college and university admissions scheme for school leavers from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Eligible students compete for a quota of reduced point’s places in the colleges that run HEAR. Students who get a college or university place through HEAR also get a range of personal, academic and social supports while they are studying at third level.
For more information on TAP visit: www.tcd.ie/Trinity_Access