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Cork Colleges Progression Scheme


In addition to the general FETAC entry arrangements, CIT has a scheme for the admission of students who successfully complete courses in Further Education Colleges in Cork called the Cork Colleges Progression Scheme. Under the CCPS a number of courses in CIT are linked to certain courses in the FE colleges. CIT reserves a number of places on its linked courses for applicants achieving specified levels and other requirements in their awards. Ask at your Cork Further Education College for more details.

The Colleges participating in the Cork Colleges Progession Scheme are:


  • Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa
  • St. John’s Central College
  • Cork College of Commerce
  • Kinsale College of Further Education
  • CityNorth College
  • Mallow College 

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Applicants to CIT Year 1 and Year 2

Students taking a full FETAC Level 5 or Level 6 award linked under the CCPS to a specific course in CIT may apply for year 1 entry.
Students taking a full FETAC Level 6 award linked under the CCPS to a specific course in CIT may apply for year 2 entry.

Applicants to year 1 must apply for the CIT course through the CAO. CAO deadline: 1st February.
Late CAO applications up to the 1st May are accepted from candidates other than Mature Students.

Applicants to year 1 and/or year 2 need to complete the CCPS application form and submit this to your FE College.

You must inform your course coordinator that you are applying under the CCPS.

Your Course Coordinator must complete Section B (a reference and results) of the CCPS application form.
The FE College will then forward the completed applications (reference and results) to the CIT Admissions Office.

The minimum requirement for Year 1 entry onto courses in CIT is a full FETAC Level 5 Award with 5 merits.

The minimum requirement for year 2 entry is successful completion of your full FETAC Level 6 Award with 5 merits.
Some courses in CIT may have more specific requirements.

For FETAC Level 6 students, it is strongly advised that you also apply through the CAO for year 1 entry, as year 2 entry is not guaranteed.

If successful, students will receive an offer through the CAO at Round 2 (end of August).



A programme will be delivered for FE students who wish to meet the Maths minimum requirement for entry into programmes of study in the Business and Humanities field in Cork Institute of Technology September 2017.

This programme is suitable for students who are applying for programmes of study in the Business and Humanities field in Cork Institute of Technology in September 2017, and who are

  • mature students who do not have a Leaving Certificate or specific FETAC Maths modules OR
  • school leavers who failed ordinary/higher level Leaving Certificate Maths OR
  • school leavers who took foundation level Maths in their leaving certificate exam.

Currently in CIT if a prospective student does not meet the Maths requirement, any points accumulated through the FETAC award cannot be used for entry into year 1.

This Maths initiative is for prospective students who wish to apply using their FETAC points, but do not hold a relevant qualification in Maths. The programme is free of charge. There will be 30 places available and these will be allocated to the first 30 applicants.

Students who have an award which includes particular FETAC Maths modules (eg C20139 or 5N1833 or C20174 or C20175) do not need to take this exam.
Students who have passed Ordinary/Higher level Maths in the Leaving Certificate Examination, do not need to take this exam.


For further queries please contact Deirdre on 021-4335140.

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