Transition Year

Welcome to the Transition Year information page. This brief presentation gives an update on the current Transition Year programme for the 2020/2021 academic year.

You can see a recording of the slide show normally used at our TY Information evening for 3rd Years below:

Work Experience:

Duration 2 Weeks. Work experience begins on 01 Feb 2021.

Students will be required to complete an online form with regard to where they are doing their work experience using the links supplied:

[TY Work Experience Forms]

An evaluation form will be emailed to all employers before the work experience begins. In the attachment is a standard letter that must be given to employers and also a copy of the current College Insurance. A revised insurance cert will be issued after the renewal date.

Students may take an additional work experience week but must apply for this in advance of taking the placement. The relevant form is in the attachment and is titled “College Absence Form”. This form can be filled in electronically and emailed directly.

Students may apply for a number of TY directed courses organised by Third Level Colleges. Please see the following links for courses: on offer this year due to Covid-19

Please note that some courses allow only one student per school. Such applications need to be processed through the TY Co-Ordinator.

Each year the Royal College of Surgeons offers a work placement known as the “TY Mini Med School”. The College will be entered into the lottery for places in September. 


This year there are two trips on offer to TY students.

  1. The Gaeltacht trip provisionally takes place in April/May. The cost of the trip is approximately €220 payable directly to Colaiste Uisce. Details and application forms will be available in Sept.
  2. The TY Ski Trip takes place during the work experience weeks in February. Students who travel on the TY Ski Trip will complete only one week of work experience. The cost of this trip is €1215. Payment details and application forms will be available in September pending travel advisory notices from the Department of Foreign Affairs. .

Students who intend to travel on the TY Ski Trip please complete the attached medical form. Please note that this does not in any way compel a student to travel but is an indicator of interest in the trip to assist with planning. 

TY Ski Trip Medical Form

Additional Module Charge.

Due to the nature of Transition Year, some additional charges are incurred.  For the following year, the additional module charge will be €350.  An invoice will be issued by the Accounts Department in the coming weeks.

Medical Form

Finally all students are required to complete the following form for general medical purposes in relation to all TY activities: (this form is separate from the TY Ski Trip Medical Form)

TY Standard Medical Form

Key dates

16 December. Work Experience Placement online form deadline.

Please use the online form below if you have any questions in relation to Transition Year.

Transition Year Questions