Cork Colleges Progression Scheme



Applications are now closed for entry 2022


In addition to the general QQI/FETAC entry arrangements, MTU Cork CAmpus has a scheme for the admission of students who successfully complete courses in linked 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 the QQI quota basis. Specific entry criteria for QQI applicants (also including students from CCPS colleages) is listed on the CAO website. 


During CAO Round 1 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 (below).


Note: there is no entry to year 2 of Social Care Work.


The FE 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 <via Advanced Entry>, or both if eligible)

Step 2: Fill an online CCPS application form


The deadline for CCPS applications is 1st May 2022.


Applicants to MTU Cork Year 1 and Year 2

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


♦ Students taking a full QQI Level 6 award linked under the CCPS to a specific course in MTU Cork Campus 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 2022
Note: Late CAO applications up to the 1st May 2022 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 Campus Admissions Office.

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

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

Some courses in MTU Cork may have more specific requirements. Log onto for course requirements. 


For QQI 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, round 1 or round 2. Specific dates for each CAO round will be available here



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Phone: 021 4335040

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