The college reserves the right to restructure or cancel any course without notice. Our prospectus and web site do not infer or impose any legal obligation on the Cork Education and Training Board or the College Board of Management to provide courses or other services to students.

Application for a place on a course listed in our prospectus or on this website is not through the Central Applications Office (CAO) i.e. points are not required.

Admission to a particular course is subject to places being available on the course and the following criteria being satisfied:

  • That an applicant’s previous education, training or experience, indicates that they are likely to benefit from participation in the course and be able to successfully engage with, and complete, the course.
  • That an applicant attends for interview and is considered suitable for the course based on their presentation at interview.
  • The participation of the applicant on the course will contribute positively to the course and will not impact negatively on the rights of other students or staff.

All applicants must normally be 18 years of age or older, on the commencement of the course. In general, applicants for Level 5 courses should have usually completed the Leaving Certificate, the Leaving Certificate Applied or their equivalents. The suitability of mature students will be based on their experience as well as any formal education qualifications.

Places on level 6 courses generally require that applicants have successfully completed a full Level 5 programme in a cognate area. In some instances the level 5 requirements for entry are specific to that course (see each course listing).

Places on courses are limited, early application is advisable.