Cork Colleges Progression Scheme































In addition to the general QQI/FETAC entry arrangements, MTU Cork has a scheme for the admission of students successfully complete courses in Further Education Colleges in Cork called the Cork Colleges Progression Scheme (CCPS).


Students applying for Year 1 will be made offers in Round 0 (start of August) on quota bases. Specific entry criteria for QQI/FE applicants (also including students from CCPS colleages) is listed on the website (Student Resources>QQI FET/FETAC Information).


During Round 1 (mid-August) and subsequent rounds, CCPS applicants may still receive an offer, subject to place availability.


CCPS students applying for Year 2 entry will be reviewed and made offers based on criteria highlighted in the CCPS Course Links Document.


Please note there is no entry to year 2 of Social Care.


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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Application to CCPS

Steps for applying under the Cork Colleges Progression Scheme:

Step 1: ensure you first apply via CAO (for Year 1 or Year 2, or both if eligible)

Step 2: fill an online CCPS application form

The deadline for CCPS applications is 1st May 2021


Applicants to MTU Cork Year 1 and Year 2

♦ Students taking a full QQI/FETAC Level 5 or Level 6 award linked under the CCPS to a specific course in MTU Cork may apply for year 1 entry.


♦ Students taking a full QQI/FETAC Level 6 award linked under the CCPS to a specific course in MTU Cork may apply for year 2 entry. We strongly advise to apply for both - year 1 and year 2.


♦ Applicants to Year 1 and for Year 2 must first apply for the MTU Cork course(s) through the CAO.
CAO deadline: 1st February. 
[Late CAO applications up to the 1st May are accepted  for non-restricted courses from candidates]

Applicants to year 1 and/or year 2 need to complete online the CCPS application form  

The FE College will be informed of your CCPS online application by  the MTU Cork Admissions Office.

The minimum requirement for Year 1 entry onto courses in MTU Cork is a full QQI/FETAC Level 5 Award. Details of requirements are outlined on

The minimum requirement for year 2 entry is successful completion of your full QQI/FETAC Level 6 Award with 5 merits.

Some courses in MTU Cork may have more specific requirements.


For QQI/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 0 (start of August), or 1 (mid August) or 2 (end of August).


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