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
Applicants to CIT Year 1 and Year 2
Students taking a full FETAC Level 5 or 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 by 22nd March.
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 by the 31st May.
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).