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Cork Colleges Progression Scheme


In addition to the general QQI/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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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 an online CCPS application form




Applicants to CIT 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 CIT may apply for year 1 entry.
Students taking a full QQI/FETAC Level 6 award linked under the CCPS to a specific course in CIT 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 CIT course(s) through the CAO. CAO deadline: 1st February 2019. 
[Late CAO applications up to the 1st May are accepted  for non-restricted courses from candidates other than Mature Students.]

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 CIT Admissions Office.

The minimum requirement for Year 1 entry onto courses in CIT is a full QQI/FETAC Level 5 Award with 5 merits. Note: Some courses in CIT may have more specific requirements (e.g. 3 distinctions)

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